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.
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.
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.
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. As of January 10, 2010 - Officer, Management/Specialist and Support Staff; age 65 yrs. and over, are NOT ELIGIBLE.
4. As of January 11, 2011 - Agent, Representative and Planner; age 65 yrs. and over, are NOT ELIGIBLE.
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.
WHAT OPTIONS ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR AA RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS?
HOW DOES AA RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS WORK IF YOU DO NOT YET HAVE MEDICARE?
HOW DOES AA RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS WORK WITH ORIGINAL MEDICARE , MEDICARE ADVANTAGE, AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL MEDICAL PLANS?
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.
RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS GUIDE
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD
American’s Annual Enrollment Period for 2018 to change coverage during 2019 was; OCT 15 – OCT 26, 2018 and has ended.
There is more Information about AA Retiree Medical Benefits and we have included the website link below.
Included on the Website;
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.
We encourage you contact American Senior Benefits to assist you with you AA Retiree Benefits, Medicare, and Supplemental Medical Plans.
American Senior Benefits 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.
They have 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 ABS to COMPARE 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.
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.
Please let Kobey know you are an AA retiree and an AMRRC member. You will 'always' receive a return call from him if he is not immediately available. There are NOT numerous pre-recorded prompts to reach him.
JAN 1 - MAR 31, 2019
OPEN & DIS-ENROLLMENT PERIOD
For Medicare Advantage Plan(s)
During this time, eligible beneficiaries may make the following changes:
AMRRC has been personally instrumental in ensuring 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.
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