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BCBSM Retiree Association
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If you would like to join the Association click here and complete this Enrollment Form.
We are happy to announce Bluetique is now available. The link below takes you to the new store where retirees can shop BCBSM/BCN apparel and other items. This new site does not require a BCBSM ID number. You simply create your own account using your personal email. Please visit: www.mibluetique.biz
“BCBSM has recently announced changes to the retiree medical plan beginning in 2017. The BCBSM Retiree Association Board Members understand there are questions regarding the changes. Please use the contact numbers from the communications provided to you by BCBSM if you have questions.
Since its inception in 1982, the BCBSM Retiree Association has been a nonprofit organization that functions from a social, pleasure, recreations, charitable, and volunteerism aspect. We are happy to continue organizing events and look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events soon.”
BCBSM Pension Management
There has been a change effective June 3rd to transition the pension servicing to Fidelity – this includes the disbursement/payment piece. Communication was sent out to all pensioners in mid-May regarding this change and a follow up letter was sent in mid-June to confirm that the new process is in place.
For anyone receiving a pension, they will be receiving their payments from Fidelity starting with their July payments. They will receive two (2) Form 1099-R for 2019: one from State Street Bank (for payments prior to July) and one from Fidelity (for payments on/after July).
Fidelity’s pension servicing includes online functionalities which allows pensioners to update their address, change direct deposit, update tax withholding, and request an outstanding check to be reissued (for payments on/after July). The Fidelity website address is www.netbenefits.com. Fidelity’s call center (the “Fidelity Retirement Service Center”) number is 800-378-4015.
State Street Bank’s retiree service center was discontinued as of 6/30. However, if anyone has issues with their pension payments or their 1099-R for payments prior to July, they can reach out directly to Retirement Administration and we will work with State Street Bank.
A Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Kay Jones for 10 Years of dedicated service for volunteering with the BCBSM Retiree Association Board, servicing on the Fundraising and Planning Committee's along with identifying many enjoyable and educational activities for Association