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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Information About Railroad Medical or Life Insurance

(Posted June 2, 2009)

Question 709: My husband and I have some questions about medical coverage after he retires. Is there a railroard medical/dental/vision policy in place for retiring employees and their families? If there is, and the employee decides not to exercise the option, can the policy(ies) be activated later? If it/they can, is there a deadline for activation?

Answer: Medical benefits and life insurance questions are beyond the scope of this column.

The individual railroads and the railroad brotherhoods are the best sources of information on these subjects, because they are the entities who sponsor such programs.


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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