In addition to approving the fall 2019 bonus check for retirees,
the TRS Board of Trustees discussed a handful of health insurance
enhancements, including expansion of Teladoc services in TRS-Care and
ActiveCare to include behavioral health support and support for
caregivers’ care recipients, and a waiver of the $500 deductible for
primary care visits for enrollees in the Medicare Advantage plan.
- TRS is expanding its Teladoc services in both TRS-Care and ActiveCare to include behavioral health support.
- TRS-Care and ActiveCare members who care for a family member (e.g.,
an aging parent) will also have access to Teladoc for the care
recipient's health concerns.
- For retirees aged 65+ enrolled in the Medicare Advantage plan, TRS
is waiving the $500 deductible for primary care visits, both for
preventive and follow-up care. The patient will only need to pay the
regular $5 co-pay.