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Ready for Medicare?

You’ve worked hard all your life, so we want to make sure you enjoy retirement. That’s why we’re giving you helpful information to help you understand Medicare and get the most from your health care plan.


Understanding Medicare and what it covers

Understanding Medicare and what it covers

Medicare is the federal insurance program for people age 65 or older and for some people with certain illnesses or disabilities.


Did you know Medicare is made up of four parts? Each one covers various types of care and services. Learn more about the ABCs of Medicare


You can apply for Medicare online at, or enroll at your local Social Security office.


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The REHP Medicare Open Access PPO is a Part C plan administered by Aetna. Medicare Part D covers prescription drugs. Your REHP Drug Plan is administered by SilverScript®. 


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Enrolling in Medicare

Enrolling in Medicare

For most people, the Medicare enrollment period opens three months before they turn 65 and ends three months after their birthday. For example, if your 65th birthday falls in May, you can join Medicare between February and August of that year.  


Depending on your situation, you may be automatically enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A and B).


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Getting to know the Medicare Open Access PPO plan

Getting to know the Medicare Open Access PPO plan

You deserve a health plan that helps you make the most of retirement. That’s why the Commonwealth and Aetna have teamed up to design a health plan just for REHP members.  


With Medicare Open Access PPO, you get: 


  • Original Medicare Parts A and B coverage —  so you’ll continue to pay your Part B premium and your Part D prescription drug coverage will still be handled by SilverScript® 
  • Services to complement your doctors’ care —  at no extra cost to you 
  • Continued access to your doctors — use any provider who accepts Medicare and agrees to accept the plan  

 If your doctor isn’t in Aetna’s nationwide network, it’s not usually a problem — you can call us and we’ll be happy to reach out to them for you. You don’t need a referral to see a specialist. 

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