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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Filing Health Insurance Claims for Rail Workers

(Posted April 15, 2009)

Question 701: Regarding Medical Insurance for Railroad employees, where do you mail claims?

Answer: I can't tell from your question if you want information about health insurance claims for active and retired rail workers under the various National Health & Welfare Plans. The plans are established through collective bargaining and hence are not part of Railroad Retirement. Most of these plans are administered by either:

United Healthcare, P.O. Box 30985 , Salt Lake City UT 84130-0985,
(800) 842-9905; or

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield , Railroad Dedicated Unit, P.O. Box 890381, Camp Hill PA 17089-0381, 866-267-3320.

The company responsible for processing the claim is determined by where the rail worker lives.

If you mean Medicare Part B claims for rail workers, those claims are handled by Palmetto GBA, Railroad Medicare Part B, P.O. Box 10066, Augusta GA 30999, (888) 355-9165.

Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.

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