WCIF offers a limited number of retiree options for medical, dental, and vision based upon eligibility. For other retiree programs and resources, please see below. This is not an exhaustive list of retiree benefit resources, but we hope it will assist you in your search to find retiree programs that work best for you.

 

Benefit Solutions Inc.(BSI)
1-855-623-6334
cobra@bsitpa.com
* BSI handles the COBRA administration and Retiree Administration of all WCIF plans
* Retiree will receive COBRA and retiree information from BSI when they leave active employment if they were covered under WCIF plans as an active employee

 

Medicare
1-800-633-4227
www.medicare.gov
* Ask questions about general Medicare information
* Access resources like the 2017 “Medicare & You” Guide
* Make changes to your current Medicare coverage Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (Active Employees) 1-855-798-2627
* Help determine if Medicare or your other insurance should pay first
* Inform the BCRC if you have other coverage
* Report any changes on your other insurance information Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors

 

SHIBA a service of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC)
1-800-562-6900
www.insurance.wa.gov/about-OIC/what-we-do/advocate-for-consumers/SHIBA
* SHIBA provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance with Medicare and health care choices
* Find a volunteer in your area
* Locate a Medicare event in your area

 

Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
1-800-547-6657 – or – 360-664-7000
www.drs.wa.gov
* DRS has many checklists and calculators to help the retiree plan for retirement
* Contact DRS to request official estimate of monthly benefit payment

 

Social Security
1-800-772-1213
www.socialsecurity.gov
* Find out if you’re eligible for Medicare Part A or Part B
* Enroll in Medicare Part A or Part B
* Determine your Part B premiums