In addition to approving the fall 2019 bonus check for retirees, the TRS Board of Trustees discussed a handful of health insurance enhancements, including expansion of Teladoc services in TRS-Care and ActiveCare to include behavioral health support and support for caregivers’ care recipients, and a waiver of the $500 deductible for primary care visits for enrollees in the Medicare Advantage plan.

  • TRS is expanding its Teladoc services in both TRS-Care and ActiveCare to include behavioral health support.
  • TRS-Care and ActiveCare members who care for a family member (e.g., an aging parent) will also have access to Teladoc for the care recipient's health concerns.
  • For retirees aged 65+ enrolled in the Medicare Advantage plan, TRS is waiving the $500 deductible for primary care visits, both for preventive and follow-up care. The patient will only need to pay the regular $5 co-pay.