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Employer Bulletin

All State Agencies
Vol. 22, State G
September 28, 2005

Notification to State Retirees Regarding Medicare Part D Benefits and Coverage

The Department of Employee Trust Funds is sending a notice to certain retired State employees explaining how benefits through the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program are affected by Medicare Part D. The letter, a copy of which is attached for your records, will be mailed the week of September 26, 2005, to approximately 16,000 participants covered under the program who are eligible for and/or enrolled in Medicare.

The central message of the notice to State retirees is that they do not need to enroll in a Medicare D prescription drug plan because their current drug coverage is as good as, if not better than, prescription drug coverage through Medicare.

This bulletin is for informational purposes. Employer questions may be directed to the Employer Communication Center at (608) 264-7900.

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