Changes for FY21

On June 16, 2020, the Commissioners Court approved the following changes:

  • Addition of two new programs through UHC – Diabetes Health Plan (DHP) and Behavioral Health Solutions (BHS)
  • No increase to UHC medical plan premiums
  • Decrease to Humana monthly premiums (effective 1/1/2021)
  • 4.5% increase to dental PPO premiums

FY21 Rates and Benefit Guide

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is August 3rd- 31st. This allows retirees to make changes to their benefits if needed. An enrollment form will be mailed to your home address. Please only complete the form and mail it back if you are making changes to your benefits. Forms must be received by August 31st if a change is needed.

If you are not making changes, you do not need to do anything. Your benefits will rollover automatically for the next plan year. Please do not mail your enrollment form if you have no changes.

If you need assistance or have questions:

Health Benefits for Retirees

Retiree health benefits are offered by Travis County for eligible retirees. The health plan options are based on Medicare eligibility. Upon age 65, retirees and dependents who are enrolled in the Travis County health plan are required to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B.

Travis County offers eligible retirees and their dependents who are under age 65 a choice of four self-insured health plans to choose from. These plans are administered by United Healthcare. Travis County offers a Medicare Advantage Plan for retirees and dependents who are age 65 and older. This plan is administered by Humana. See the Retiree Benefit Guide for a complete plan comparison of the health plans offered.

Dental Benefits for Retirees

Travis County offers three dental plans administered by SunLife Financial to eligible retirees. The following information describes the highlights and benefits of each dental plan including the monthly premiums. There are two Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans, the Base PPO plan and the High PPO plan. Both PPO plans utilize the same network of dentists and specialists but reimburse out-of-network providers at different levels and have different annual maximum benefit amounts. There is also a DHMO plan which offers benefits through a network of Plan Dentists. The DHMO requires retirees and dependents enrolled to choose a network dentist.

Vision Benefits for Retirees

Healthy eyes and clear vision are an important part of your overall health. Travis County offers a vision plan administered by Davis Vision. With Davis Vision you are able to visit any provider you choose, but you maximize your savings by using a network provider.

Life Insurance for Retirees

Travis County offers life insurance to eligible retirees and their spouses. Basic Life benefits are guarantee issue which means no underwriting approval is required. However, if you choose Optional Amounts, you must complete an Evidence of Insurability (EOI) and submit to Cigna for approval. See the Retiree Benefits Guide for life insurance options.