Argonne National Laboratory

For Retirees

Beginning January 2017, Medicare-eligible retirees age 65 or older and their Medicare eligible dependents age 65 or older will purchase individual health insurance (i.e., medical, prescription drug, and dental) through the private health exchange managed by Aon Hewitt. Argonne will provide credit toward the purchase of health insurance through a retiree health reimbursement account (HRA). The credit is equivalent to current Argonne's portion of the retiree health care premiums.

There will be no longer medical, prescription drug, and dental coverage through Argonne's group plan.

This change will result in the following benefits:

  • Greater choice
  • Potential equal or better coverage at a lower cost
  • Argonne HRA contribution
  • Flexibility to choose the individual coverage that fits your needs Dependents of post-65 retirees will remain under a PPO plan.

Pre-65 retirees and dependents are not affected by this change.

Health Insurance

PPO, Comprehensive and Pre-1979 Plan

BlueAdvantage HMO

Dental Insurance

HIPAA Authorization for Release of Information (ANL-1008)

Retirement Plans

Long-Term Care Insurance

  • Aetna: 1-800-537-8521
  • Prudential: 1-800-732-0416

Argonne Benefits Department

For retirees with the last name beginning with A-L, contact (630) 252-2985.

For retirees with the last name beginning with M-Z, contact (630) 252-2986.

Retiree Health Exchange

Aon Hewitt Retiree Health Exchange Service Center

1-844-689-7831 (TTY use 711 Relay)

Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time.

More information

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