Medicare Supplemental Health Coverage
Medicare is complex to understand—and it may not cover all of your medical expenses in retirement. Wespath partners with Willis Towers Watson’s Via Benefits™ for Medicare supplemental health coverage. The Via Benefits program helps eligible retirees, spouses and certain disabled participants select and pay for Medicare supplemental health coverage. As of 2021, 28 annual conferences and 3 UMC employer groups sponsor Via Benefits for over 9,000 Medicare eligible retirees and spouses.
The Via Benefits program allows flexibility for retirees to customize their Medicare supplemental coverage. Via Benefits makes available Medicare supplemental plans from more than 90 health insurers (carriers) nationwide. Current UMC retirees and their spouses have selected over 1,000 different plans that meet their individual needs.
The program offers an opportunity for cost savings to participants and plan sponsors, as well as potentially greater sustainability of retiree medical benefits. Via Benefits also provides administration for tax-advantaged Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) from which retirees can pay their Medicare supplement premiums.
Via Benefits licensed benefit advisers guide participants through individualized plan selection and enrollment, and trained Via Benefits agents provide ongoing support with related questions after enrollment.
Contact Via Benefits at 1-866-249-7785 or the Wespath Health Team at 1-800-851-2201 (option 2).