Valero Retirees – Enrollment information
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Enroll in a plan

You can enroll in the UnitedHealthcare Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan, sponsored by Valero, or select one of the other carrier options, during the Open Enrollment period of 10/15 – 11/15/2020. To enroll for coverage beginning January 1, 2021, select one of these enrollment options:

  • Call AmWINS at 1-877-422-4170, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m ET, Monday through Friday.

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Required information for enrollment

In addition to your name and contact information, you'll need to have this information handy:

  • Your Medicare ID card.
  • A copy of your Medicare ID card.
  • A copy of your Letter of Verification from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Railroad Retirement Board, if possible.
  • The names and phone numbers of physicians and hospitals that you currently use or might use in the future.
  • The name and ID number of the primary care physician you've selected.            

Enrollment deadlines

You must enroll during the Open Enrollment period of 10/15 – 11/15/2020 or during your Initial Enrollment Period   . Not enrolling during these times could result in you not receiving coverage for the plan year or having to a pay a higher monthly premium for your plan.

Who can enroll?

You can enroll in a plan if:

  • You're currently enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B or are newly eligible for Medicare.
  • You live in the service area of the plan.

What if the enrollment deadline has passed?

If the enrollment deadline has passed, you won't be able to enroll in a plan until the next enrollment period, unless you qualify for a Special Election Period   .

It's important to enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B when you first become eligible, during the Initial Enrollment Period   . Medicare Part B requires a monthly premium payment for coverage, which is determined by when you enroll. In most cases, premium rates increase by 10 percent for each full 12-month period that you could have had Part B, but were not enrolled.

What happens after enrollment?

After you submit your enrollment request form, here's what you can expect:

  1. We'll review your form and verify your eligibility
  2. After you're verified, your application will be sent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval. Approval may take up to one week.
  3. Once CMS approves your enrollment, you'll be sent a confirmation letter and your plan member ID card.
  4. Soon after, you'll receive your Member Kit in the mail. It includes details about your specific health plan benefits.
  5. Watch for your Annual Notice of Changes, which is mailed to you every year you're a plan member. It describes your benefits, and any changes to them, for the next calendar year

Need help or have questions?

For additional enrollment questions, call 1-844-481-8836, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. TTY users, call 711. Or, contact us.

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2021 Open Enrollment Period

Began: 10/15/2020
Ended: 11/15/2020


Last updated: 09.03.2021 at 12:01 AM CT  H2001_020421GMR