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Long-term Care Insurance

This program is closing to new members as of January 1, 2018. If enrolled, you can keep this coverage, but you will do so with the insurance company, MedAmerica. MedAmerica will mail information to current, enrolled members.

All eligible employees and dependents can still enroll in this coverage through December 31, 2017.

Current active members: Payroll deductions will stop after premiums are collected for December 2017 coverage. After this date, members will pay premiums directly to MedAmerica.

Current retiree members: Deduction of premiums from your TCRS pension will stop after premiums are collected for December 2017 coverage. After this date, members will pay premiums directly to MedAmerica.

MedAmerica will mail information to enrolled members to set-up direct payment of premiums. If you are already making direct premium payments to MedAmerica, this will continue.

About Long-term Care Insurance

Qualified employees, their eligible dependents (spouse and children ages 18 through 25), retirees, parents and parents-in-law are eligible to apply for enrollment in Long-term Care Insurance through MedAmerica.

The insurance covers certain services required by individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves without the assistance of others. Natural aging, a serious illness or an accident may bring on this need.

Services covered include:

There are a number of fixed features in the plan:

The plan is guaranteed renewable, which means it can never be canceled as long as you pay your premium. The coverage is portable, so you may continue to pay premiums directly to the insurance company under the same terms and conditions as active employees if you leave employment. The plan includes a Waiver of Premium so that if you qualify for benefits and satisfy the 90-day period, you can stop payment of premium and the coverage will remain in effect.

State and higher education employees and retirees are eligible to apply for voluntary long-term care coverage through December 31, 2017. This coverage is also available to local education and local government employees (if offered by your agency). Local education and local government retirees are also eligible for coverage if receiving a benefit from TCRS or an optional retirement plan.