Reminder-Health & Life Planning Reimbursements from IBM

 This is the time of year some retired IBMers are able to submit claims to Acclaris for reimbursement of their Medicare Part B premiums with a Special Health Assistance Provision form. The reimbursement is up to $900 per family for many retirees.

 

Some retirees may also be able to use the Life Planning Account Reimbursement Request Form to obtain a reimbursement for certain health related expenses such as membership at Curves and other programs. This reimbursement is for up to $250.

 

Forms and information about these programs are available from www.acclaris.com.

 

Comments

  1. Dolores Pinette says:

    In year 2014 will IBM retirees still be able to submit claims to Acclaris for reimbursement of Medicare Part B premiums and also for Life Planning?

  2. LaVonne Griffie says:

    I would like to be informed about any reimbursements for Medicare and Life Planning Accounts that I am eligible to receive. I retired from IBM in 1992. Please do not give my email address to any companies other than IBM benefits. Thank you.

  3. LaVonne Griffie says:

    I would like to be informed about any reimbursements for Medicare and Life Planning Accounts that I am eligible to receive. I retired from IBM in 1992. Please do not give my email address to any companies other than IBM benefits. Thank you.

    • Roger Meggyesy says:

      You can refer to the IBM Extend Health October 2013 Announcement Newsletter on page 9 that discusses other IBM Benefits. Also, you can contact the IBM Employee Services Center at 1-800-796-9876 as the Fidelity Net Benefits group is still the Human Resources interface for IBM Employees and retirees.

      Roger

  4. Roger Meggyesy says:

    I sent a note to the new IBM Support Extend Health email address as to the composition of the group, and also asked if they were serious in fixing the Extend Health Issues and below is the answer I received.

    Dear Roger Meggyesy,

    Thank you for taking time out of your day to write Extend Health, a Towers Watson Division, with your questions regarding the IBM email support group. We are a group of hand picked Senior Customer Service Reps who work for Extend Health. We have each received extensive and ongoing training concerning the IBM retirees and the issues they face, both nationally and internationally, concerning their Medicare coverage.

    We track every email and provide daily and weekly reports on all issues, as well as verbatim comments from the retirees. These reports and comments are sent to both Senior Extend Health and IBM personnel. Additionally we have direct access to back office individuals within Extend Health, as well as the various insurance carriers, to get issues solved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    As you know this is a very high priority for both IBM and Extend Health and both have felt they could have their “fingers on the pulse” more effectively regarding potential issues, through this mechanism than through the phones. So far activity has been encouraging, though roll-out of this option has just started.

    If you have any other concerns or questions please contact us at the number listed below or reply to this email. 1-855-359-7380.
    Please feed you issues and concerns with an Email sent to the address below. IBMsupport @ extendhealth.com. Remove spaces around the @ for a valid Email address.

    Roger

  5. Bob Fisher says:

    How the heck do you get the form?

  6. Looking for HrA forms to submit bills to Extend Health

    • Roger Meggyesy says:

      Log on to your One Exchange (EH) website. Click on funds and claims. Then click on link file claims and appeals. That will take you over to PayFlex once you click on the continue button. Msg says you are leaving One Exchange site. On the top of your screen you will see my dashboard, financial center and resources. Click on resources and there is a list of forms that you can select from . Make sure you use the ones labelled IBM. Let me know if that gets you what you require.

      Roger

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