Some Retirees being re-certified by R. R. Retirement for disability benefits have been dropped from health benefit coverage.
LIRR has received calls from several retirees and union representatives indicating that some retirees who are being re-certified by Railroad Retirement for disability annuity benefits have been dropped from health benefit coverage.
The confusion appears to relate to those retirees who were dropped from Medicare coverage by Railroad Retirement while they re-certify for disability annuity benefits.
The MTA has contacted NYSHIP to see if this issue can be institutionally corrected.
In the interim, retirees can contact NYSHIP directly at 1-800-833-4344. NYSHIP may request a copy of the letter received from Railroad Retirement by retirees in July 2013. NYSHIP will then correct its records and be reinstated as the retirees primary health benefit provider.