To provide communications, programs, services and activities of interest to TI retirees and former TIers around the world.

TI Retiree Health Resources

Useful Info for Health Resources

Medicare  @ 800-633-4227

Hospice Care Coverage - Medicare.gov

MyMedicare.gov  (requires an account registration)

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

 

TI Retirees

TI Health Benefits:

Medicare-eligible age 65 or older – Via Benefits  @ 1-844-638-4642

Through Via Benefits, TI  provides access to individual  medical and prescription drug plans that supplement Medicare coverage, as well as dental  and  vision  plans. Via Benefits advisors are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm,  Central Time. 

Medicare.gov has recently announced that Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a test to see if you have coronavirus (officially called 2019-novel coronavirus or COVID-19).  This test is covered when your doctor or other health care provider orders it if you got the test on or after February 4, 2020.

Under age 65 – TI Benefits Center @ 1-888-660-1411, option 1

Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 7:30 pm Central Time, except for most New York Stock Exchange holidays. The TI Benefits Center is operated by Fidelity.

                                               June 2020 Summary of Material Modifications

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is required to notify participants of important changes to the TI Welfare Benefits Plan and/or the TI Retiree Health Benefit Plan (collectively the “Plan”). This notification, called a Summary of Material Modifications (SMM), reflects the provisions that are effective June 1, 2020. And, it is intended to update the Plan’s 2020 Summary Plan Description (SPD), and is incorporated as such. The complete 2020 SPD can be found under the Health & Insurance Reference Library on the Fidelity NetBenefits® website at netbenefits.com/ti.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Treasury (together, the “Departments”) recently issued a notice (the “Notice”) requiring that all group health plans, disability and other types of employee welfare benefit plans subject to ERISA disregard the period from March 1, 2020 until 60 calendar days after the announced end of the COVID-19 National Emergency or such other date as announced by the Departments in a future notice (the “Outbreak Period”) for certain key employee benefit plan deadlines. This Notice effectively suspends the following deadlines under the Plan during the Outbreak Period, and these deadlines do not start to run again until after the Outbreak Period is over:

 The 30-calendar-day period (or 60-calendar-day period, if applicable) to request HIPAA special enrollment (for medical coverage only) as a result of:

     o Loss of eligibility for group health coverage or individual health insurance coverage    

     o Acquisition of a new spouse or dependent by marriage, birth, adoption, or placement for adoption

     o Loss of Medicaid/CHIP eligibility

     o Becoming eligible for a state premium assistance subsidy under Medicaid/CHIP:

The 60-calendar-day election period for COBRA continuation coverage

 The 45-calendar-day deadline for making an initial COBRA premium payment and the 30-calendar-day grace period for making subsequent COBRA premium payments

 The 60-calendar-day deadline to notify the Plan of a COBRA qualifying event such as divorce/legal separation or a dependent child losing eligibility under the plan or a disability determination

 The date by which you may file a benefit claim under the Plan’s claims procedures

 The date by which you may file an appeal of an adverse benefit determination under the Plan’s appeals procedures

 The four-month deadline by which you may file a request for an external review after receipt of an adverse benefit determination or final internal adverse benefit determination

 The deadline by which you may provide information to perfect a request for external review upon a finding that the request was not complete

You can find additional details regarding these extensions at: dol.gov/newsroom/releases/ebsa/ebsa20200428. 

Or an online copy of the TI Retiree 2020 June SPD can be viewed by clicking here.

For specifics regarding these changes and how they may impact you, or if you would like a printed copy of the SPD, please contact the TI Benefits Center at Fidelity through TI HR Connect at (888) 660-1411, option 1. Representatives are available from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern time Monday through Friday, excluding all New York Stock Exchange holidays except Good Friday.

Blue Cross Blue Shield @ 866-866-2300

Delta Dental (Starts 01/01/2020)  @ 888-660-1411

CVS Caremark   @ 800-557-5749

2020 (June UPDATE) TI Retiree Health Benefits Summary Plan Description

Tobacco Cessation

Flu Shots:

Flu shots will not be available at the annual TI Retiree Luncheons any longer due to the refrigeration requirement for the FLUAD vaccine (for people aged 65 years and older).

Safety Glasses:

Dallas

Focus on Eyes
343 Dalrich Village
Richardson TX 75080
972-644-2020
Contact: Dawn
Eye exam appointments may also be scheduled at this location.  The doctor’s office does accept VSP insurance for eye exams and other services or products that are not related to issuing TI Safety Glasses.
Mon – Thurs  8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Houston

New Vision
3368 Highway 6, Ste. A
Sugerland, TX  77478
281-240-5367
Mon – Fri  10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Sherman

Eyemart Express
4182 Town Center Street
Sherman TX 75092
903-892-2621
Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sat      9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Raytheon Retirees

Raytheon Benefits Center  @ 800-358-1231  or TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) @ 1-800-562-2307

TI-Raytheon  Systems retirees  should  have  Social  Security  and  personal  identification  numbers available  when  calling. Check  with  the  Raytheon  Benefits  Center  for  latest  benefit  contact information.

UMR @ 877-559-4244