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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

New Health Insurance Legislation

(Posted September 30, 2010)

Question 774: The new health care law eliminates lifetime limits on benefits. Does this apply to plans covering railroad workers? Will the insurance companies notify us of this new change in writing, and when?

Answer: The new legislation covers most Americans, including rail workers and their families.

Health insurance is not part of Railroad Retirement and you need to contact your rail employer's employee benefits office to get information on how the new health care legislation affects your benefit.


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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