Useful Info for Health Resources
Medicare @ 800-633-4227
MyMedicare.gov (requires an account registration)
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
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).
Focus on Eyes
343 Dalrich Village
Richardson TX 75080
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
3368 Highway 6, Ste. A
Sugerland, TX 77478
Mon – Fri 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
4182 Town Center Street
Sherman TX 75092
Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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