To: Town Employees and Non-Medicare Retirees
From: Jim Boudreau, Town Administrator
Date: December 15 , 2015
Re: Health Insurance
Please be advised that the Town of Lynnfield, working with members of the Public Employee Committee (the “PEC”) has established a $25,000 fund to assist employees and non-medicare retirees with the recent increase in co-pays mandated by our insurance carriers and the Group Insurance Commission (the “GIC”). Non-Medicare retirees are retirees enrolled in the GIC who are of Medicare eligible age but cannot enroll in Medicare due to an insufficient number of Social Security quarters. The fund covers additional costs incurred for Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Care, Specialist Visits and Prescription Drugs. Requests for reimbursement must be filed on the “Reimbursement Form” available in the Treasurer’s Office. Reimbursements must be filed within 15 days of the close of each quarter and must be accompanied with copies of the applicable receipts. Reimbursement requests for the second quarter of Fiscal 2016 (Oct 1 – Dec. 30) will be accepted for 15 days after 12/30..
Reimbursements will be processed as they are received in the Treasurer’s Office and will continue until the $25,000 set aside to cover the costs of this program are expended. If you have any questions, please contact your PEC representative or the Treasurer’s Office.