This was a News Release From AT&T eBenefits [on March 28, 2018 at 8:15 pm ET] regarding:
– Medicare Eligible HRA Mailer
– Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Exchange Letter


March 27, 2018

Since 2015, AT&T Medicare-eligible retirees and their
Medicare-eligible dependents have been able to enroll in
health care through the Aon Retiree Health Exchange
(Exchange). The Exchange provides a wide selection of
insured medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision
plans so you can elect the coverage that works best for
you and your family.

As part of our continued support of our retirees, we will
continue to credit a Health Reimbursement Account
(HRA) in 2019 for eligible participants.
The HRA can be used to help pay for individual
insurance coverage and eligible out-of-pocket expenses
for those who enroll through the Exchange.

The experience within the Exchange plans has been positive
and we are able to keep your HRA crediting amounts through
2023. Beyond that, future changes in HRA crediting amounts,
if any, will be based on several factors. These factors may
include business conditions, government actions,
marketplace changes and the general consumer inflation rate.

Your 2019-2023 Exchange enrollment options under
the AT&T Medicare-Eligible HRA Program
The HRA credit available depends on the type of
qualifying coverage purchased through the Exchange.

Here’s how it breaks down:
– If Medical and/or Prescription Drug Coverage are
purchased through the Exchange*
– Eligible Retiree – $2,700
– Eligible Dependent of Retiree – $1,500
If only Dental and/or Vision Coverage are
purchased through the Exchange*
– Eligible Retiree – $300
– Eligible Dependent of Retiree – $200

Important Information
– HRA credits are provided if the HRA eligible retiree
and/or eligible dependent enroll through the Exchange.
– These amounts are prorated if enrollment occurs later
in the year.
– If eligible retirees have dependents under age 65,
they must enroll in at least one plan through the
Exchange for them to remain eligible under the AT&T
group health plans.

*For 2019-2023, the maximum HRA crediting amount for
an eligible retiree is $2,700. The maximum HRA crediting
amount for an eligible dependent is $1,500.

By September, you will receive additional information
from the Exchange providing details about the
2019 Medicare open enrollment period.
It will include information about how to review or
change your current coverage if your needs have changed.
You also will receive an updated Summary Plan Description,
which will include the complete HRA eligibility provisions.
Should you have any questions along the way,
please visit

Marty R. Webb
Vice President – Global Benefits AT&T