Retirees Age 65 or Over

  • Medicare Card Sample  

    Newton Public Schools offers three Medicare plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield Medex2 (Supplement), Tufts Medicare Preferred (Advantage) and Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare PPO Blue FreedomRx (Advantage). If you are enrolling in a Medicare Supplement or Advantage Plan, please submit enrollment forms and accompanying documentation to the Newton Public Schools Human Resources Office, not to the health insurance company.  You must be retired from Newton Public Schools and receive a pension from either the City of Newton Retirement Board or the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board to be eligible to participate in retiree insurance programs.

Blue Cross Blue Shield 101

  • Find resources like Find a Doctor & Medication Look Up and much more!
  • BCBS have created a website for the Newton Public Schools Medicare Eligible Retirees. Check out the E-KIT which includes plan summaries and other helpful information relating to the fitness reimbursement and weight loss benefit programs.


Retirees Under 65 (Or Ineligible for Medicare)

  • If you are a retiree under age 65 or are ineligible for Medicare*, you may enroll in any of the active employee health plans (Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO or Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO).  Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO covers retirees living in New England and the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO covers retirees living outside of New England. Additional information and forms can be found on the Health & Dental Insurance page. You must be retired and receive a pension from either the City of Newton Retirement Board or the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board to be eligible to participate in retiree insurance programs. 
     
    *Proof of Medicare ineligibility is required.

Dental Insurance - All Retirees

  • Newton Public Schools offers a separate dental plan for all retirees, regardless of age/Medicare eligibility.
    Retirees pay 100% of the monthly premiums.  Dental forms below.

FAQ/ Benefits as a NPS Retiree

  • FAQ/ Benefits as a NPS Retiree

Retiree Benefit Medicare Comparison Chart & Rates

Important

  • If you are newly enrolling in BCBS Medex 2 plan, you must fill out both the BCBS Enrollment form and 2024 Blue Medicare RX enrollment form.

Tufts Medicare Preferred

Guardian Dental

Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Member Services:
    Website
     
    BCBS Medex 2 with PDP 1-800-258-2226
    Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm EST

    BCBS Medicare RX for pharmacy questions 1-800-543-4917
    Note: For Medex 2 Members Only
    Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
     
    BCBS Medicare PPO Blue FreedomRx 1-800-200-4255

Blue Cross Blue Shield Medex 2

Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare PPO Freedom Blue

Tufts Medicare Preferred Health

Guardian Retiree Dental