When an employee retires from the Town of Canton or Canton Public Schools, he/she can elect to remain on the health insurance plans, provided they are drawing a pension from the Town of Canton. The premiums will be deducted from his/her pension check(s).
The Town of Canton is currently subsidizing the insurance rates for retirees and their spouses. The current monthly contribution is 25% of the insurance cost. In event of the death of a retiree or spouse please contact the Human Resources Department at click here.
Retirees & their Spouses Medicare Part A & B Enrollment Requirements
Federal Law requires that you must apply for Medicare if you are 65 years or older, even if you think you are not eligible. You and/or your spouse may qualify under a spouse’s (including divorced or deceased spouse’s) record. The closest Social Security Office to Canton, MA is located at: One (1) Edgewater Drive, Suite 102, Norwood, MA 02062. The telephone number is 1-800-772-1213. Also, they have a website for applying for Medicare at www.socialsecurity.gov/medicare for additional program information.
The Town of Canton requires retirees and their spouses, who are eligible for Medicare, to enroll in Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Medicare Part B (physician’s insurance) if retirees and their spouses choose to enroll in the Town’s Medicare supplemental insurance plan, Medex, which includes prescription coverage. (Do NOT enroll in Medicare Part D). Medex is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Supplemental Insurance plans. Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private insurance companies to fill “gaps” in Medicare coverage.
If retirees and/or their spouses do not qualify for Medicare, please send the letter from Social Security to the Human Resources Department.
To enroll in MEDEX, please review and complete the following documents: