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Updates from ORS and COVID

Jan 20, 2021

Kay Walker-Telma, MEA-Retired President

Insurance updates from ORS

The Member Education Seminar recordings have been uploaded to the ORS YouTube page and also to all the health insurance provider microsites.  Last week the retirement board approved extending cost share waivers for members due to the current pandemic.  BCBSM will be extending waivers through March 31, 2020 for the following services:

•                 COVID-19 treatments

•                 Telehealth for both medical and behavioral health

•                 Office visits for both primary care and behavioral health

•                 In office diagnostic x-rays and labs

More from ORS

2020 1099-R available in miAccount

1099-R statements for 2020 are now available in miAccount. Log in and click on Pension Payments to access your statement. A printed statement will be mailed by the end of January.

Working After Retirement Legislation Passes with Immediate Effect

Public Act (PA) 267 of 2020 was signed into law December 29, 2020. PA 267 addresses rules concerning working after retirement as a substitute teacher and working in a critical shortage position. The critical shortage exemption has been extended until July 1, 2025 and removed the three-year maximum that a retiree can work in a critical shortage position.

A few resources for COVID-19 vaccine information