Teachers' Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP)
Benefit recipients who enroll in the Teachers’ Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP) receive health, prescription and behavioral health coverage. Dependent beneficiaries can be enrolled in the program at an additional cost and will have the same health plan as the benefit recipient. The monthly premium is based on the type of coverage selected and the permanent residence on file with TRS.
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Monthly premiums through June 30, 2015
|Type of Plan||Not Medicare Primary Under Age 26||Not Medicare Primary
|Not Medicare Primary
Age 65 & Above
|Benefit recipient enrolled in any managed care plan||$68.62
|Benefit recipient enrolled in Teachers’ Choice Health Plan (TCHP) when a managed care plan is available in their county of residence||$178.09||$502.64
|Benefit recipient enrolled in TCHP when a managed care plan is not available in their county of residence||$89.04
|Dependent beneficiary enrolled in any managed care plan
|Dependent beneficiary enrolled in TCHP when a managed care plan is available in their county of residence||$356.17||$1,005.29||$1,511.89||$438.65|
|Dependent beneficiary enrolled in TCHP when a managed care plan is not available in their county of residence
* You must enroll in both Medicare Parts A and B to qualify for the lower premiums. Send a copy of your Medicare card to TRS. If you or your dependent is actively working and eligible for Medicare, or you have additional questions about this requirement, contact the CMS Group Insurance Division, Medicare Coordination of Benefits (COB) Unit.
** Medicare Primary Dependent Beneficiaries enrolled in a managed care plan, or in TCHP when no managed care plan is available, receive a premium subsidy.