DISCLAIMER

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For Official Plan Documents - Contact American Airlines.



Disclaimer  -  The content (summary) of benefits included on this website page is for informational purposes only.  It should not be considered as, or substituted for, the official Plan Documents of American Airlines Group, Inc. 

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On July 25, 2018, the Bankruptcy Court ruled that 'some' AA Retirees who retired prior to Nov. 29, 2011, which was the declaration date of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy by AMR (American Airlines, Inc.) would retain their retiree medical insurance benefits. There are specific requirements to qualify for retiree medical insurance from AA which are based on management/non-management work groups, union/non-union, your age, and the date of your retirement from AA .


The AA Retiree Medical Guide is published in its entirety on the retirees' website:  www.retirees.aa.com


EMPLOYEE - ANNUAL HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT & PLANS

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AA - EMPLOYEE ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

 

2020 Annual Enrollment time-frame will be Oct. 21–Nov. 1, 2019.  

Enroll online by Nov. 1 at 11:59 p.m. CT via the Benefits Service Center.

Questions?
Call the Benefits Service Center at 888-860-6178. 

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. CT (7 a.m.–7 p.m. CT) 


You can also chat or send a secure email by logging into the Benefits Service Center.


CLICK BELOW FOR THE ENROLLMENT & PLAN INFORMATION

BY ORDER OF THE ....... BANKRUPTCY COURT

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On November 29, 2011, AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines  and American Eagle, and certain of our U.S.-based subsidiaries (including American and American Eagle) filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 Reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.  

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On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, for the Southern District of New York, entered an Agreed Order - to provide some classifications of AA Retirees medical benefits and based on the following stipulations. 

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AMERICAN AIRLINES’ RETIREE 

MEDICAL BENEFITS GUIDE

Below is an "unofficial summary" of the AA Retiree Medical Benefits and what work groups qualify for them.  The website link for the Guide in included in the 2nd column of this  page to enable you to review and save the document. 


1. NOT ELIGIBLE: Pilots. 

They have access to a union-sponsored supplemental health plan.

 

2. NOT ELIGIBLE: 

Article 30 Flight Attendants.


3. NOT ELIGIBLE: 

As of January 10, 2010 - Officer, Management/Specialist and Support Staff; age 65 yrs. and over. 


If you retired on or before December 31, 2010;  your plan will continue until you reach age 65 yrs. then coverage will end (when you become eligible for Medicare).


4. NOT ELIGIBLE: 

As of January 1, 2011 - Agent, Representative and Planner; age 65 yrs. and over.

  

However - if you retired prior to January 1, 2011; your plan will continue until you reach age 65 yrs., then coverage will end (when you become eligible for Medicare).


5. ELIGIBLE

Flight Attendants, TWU-Represented Employees/Retirees and Agents, Representatives, and Planners: 65 yrs. and over.


If you retired on or before December 31, 2010. 


The Supplemental Medical Plan is a medical benefit plan covering eligible retirees of participating subsidiaries of AMR Corporation and their eligible spouses or company-recognized Domestic Partner.


Coverage under the Supplemental Medical Plan is available only to retirees who enroll for coverage when you first initiate your retiree medical coverage. If you do not enroll for coverage at this designated time or do not maintain the coverage through your retirement, you are not eligible for this coverage. 


This is a term (year-to-year) plan. You must maintain your coverage every year. 



UNOFFICIAL SUMMARY OF AA RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFIT OPTIONS

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WHAT OPTIONS ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR AA RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS?

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HOW DOES AA RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS WORK IF YOU DO NOT YET HAVE MEDICARE? 

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HOW DOES AA RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS WORK WITH ORIGINAL MEDICARE , MEDICARE ADVANTAGE,  AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL MEDICAL PLANS?


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The Retiree Medical Benefits Guide (Options) can be reviewed on this website link. You will need to copy and paste this link into your Web Browser. https://my.aa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/12275_rbg_aa_prior.pdf


The document is 287 pages and can be saved to your computer as a .pdf document. We suggest that you do save the Guide to your computer for future reference.

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RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS GUIDE


>  Retiree Standard Medical (RSM)

>  Retiree Value Plus Option 

>  Retiree HMO (RHMO) 

>  Supplemental Medical Plan 

>   Medicare Coverage 

>  Retiree Life Insurance Benefit 

>  Long-Term Care Insurance 

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ANNUAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD

TO  BE  ANNOUNCED ?


We have included the website link below to the AA Medical Benefits Guide.


Included on the Website;

>  Getting Started

>  American Pre-65 Retiree Medical.

>  Retiree Standard Medical Option.

>  Retiree Standard Medical (RSM) 

>  Prescription Coverage.

>  2019 RSM Contributions.

>  Legacy US Airways Pre-65 Medical.


Via Benefits;

Once you retire, American has agreed to allow Via Benefits (previously known as OneExchange) to offer you and your dependents options for health care coverage on the individual market. 


Via Benefits offers additional options that may have better coverage and/or lower costs than the American retiree plans.

AA RETIREE MEDICAL, MEDICARE (MEDIGAP), SUPPLEMENTAL PLANS

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We encourage you contact American Senior Benefits (ASB) to assist you with you AA Retiree Benefits, Medicare, and Supplemental Medical Plans.  


ASB has licensed professionals who can help you to understand your AA medical benefits and how they work with Original Medicare, Medical Advantage, and other Supplemental Medical Insurance Plans.


ABS has reviewed  the AA Retirees Medical Benefits and can explain the 

plan options available to you. 

 

If you are currently covered by Medicare and a Supplemental Plan - you may also want to contact ASB to COMPARE SUPPLEMENTAL PLANS to determine if there is an equivocal plan with a lower monthly premium, or one which can provide you with more coverage.


ABS can also provide you with plans and costs pertaining to Dental Plans, and Cancer Insurance Policies.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NOW?

Contact Kobey Liles, a licensed professional, at American Senior Benefits to assist you and explain the various plans for which you are eligible. 


(972) 740-2658 

OR 

Email:  kliles@asbtex.com


AMRRC has a great personal interest  that AA Retirees/AMRRC Members are provided with the special care they deserve. Trying to navigate all these plans and options on your own is difficult and your medical benefits are one of the most critical choices you will make in your life-time.