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Coverage for Spouses and Domestic Partners

Coverage for Spouses and Domestic Partners

Posted: November 9, 2021

NOVEMBER 2021

COVERAGE FOR SPOUSES AND DOMESTIC PARTNERS

Picture it - you turn 65 and are excited to sign up for WEA-MedPlus, but then it hits you... what about coverage for your better half? No need to worry. WEA-MedPlus has you both covered!

WEA-MedPlus offers coverage to you and your spouse or domestic partner just as long as our eligibility criteria is met. Even if your spouse/domestic partner turns 65 before you do, they can come onto WEA-MedPlus via an individual plan. Then, when you become eligible at 65, you can enroll on your own individual plan, or we can add you both to a family policy together.

When to apply for coverage:

  • The six-month period following the effective date of your Medicare Part B coverage; or

  • Anytime - if there was continuous coverage by a comprehensive health insurance plan during the six-months immediately preceding your application for coverage

To be eligible for coverage, all of the following criteria need to be met (for both you and your spouse/domestic partner):

  • Retired from all full-time employment

  • Enrolled in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B

  • Not enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan

  • Not working independently as a contractor, consultant, or part-time for an employer covered under a WEA Trust group plan

We also need to make sure you or your spouse/domestic partner meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Was a WEA Trust subscriber, an employee of any Wisconsin unit of government, a WEAC Retired class or a WEAC member at some point during the past 10 years

  • Was an employee of a Wisconsin unit of government for a cumulative period of at least 10 year (the 10 years do not need to have been consecutive)

Once you have met our eligibility criteria, you or your spouse/domestic partner may apply for WEA-MedPlus coverage at any time! No underwriting, no health evaluations or physicals, no waiting periods and no hassles!

To view or download our WEA-MedPlus enrollment form, please visit WEAtrust.com/MedPlus

 

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