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Retiree Benefits
Retiree Benefits

Thank you for visiting our Retiree Benefits site.

We are certain you will be able to locate the information you are looking for listed below.  Data regarding the current Retiree Medical Plans and Life Insurance Plans, as well as links to the Savings Plans, Pension Plans, and additional useful information is listed for your utilization.  Some of the information listed is in Adobe Acrobat formatting.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents. Should you have difficulty locating desired information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 NOTE: Effective 1/1/2004, new hires are not eligible for Post-Retirement Insurance.

Thinking About Retirement?

If you have a specific question on coordination of benefits, contact the appropriate insurance carrier listed below:

UnitedHealthcare - 866-249-7606

Express Scripts - 800-796-7518

Kaiser Permanente - 888-901-4636

Via Benefits - 888-864-0764

HEWT Contacts:

Tiffany Orr (A-K)  509-376-0623

Teresa Roske (L-Z) 509-376-1918

 


Retirees

 

  • Via Benefits The HEWT is partnering with Via Benefits to provide Medicare-eligible participants a variety of individualized healthcare plans. Via Benefits Open Enrollment elections are the same dates as Medicare open enrollment. You may visit the Via Benefits website at https://my.viabenefits.com/hewt. Or you may call them at 1-888-864-0764 (TTY:  1-866-508-5123).  The hours are 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

    Health Reimbursement Arrangement SPD (PDF)

Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plan Document (PDF)

Click the link below for more information on Retiree Benefits.

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Benefits Summary Material/Costs

 Life Insurance

 

Life Insurance Information

 

Forms for Retired Participants
  • 2021 W-4P (Pension Withholding)  (PDF)
    This includes the tables and the instructions for filling out the W-4P.  PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO FILLING OUT THE FORM!
  • ACH Direct Payment   (PDF)
    Tired of writing a check every month for your insurance premiums? You can now have your Medical and Life Insurance premiums automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. To enroll, please complete this form and return it to us.
  • Beneficiary Designation Form (PDF)
    If you are updating this form as a result of a life event (marriage, death, divorce, etc.) please contact and notify benefits administration via email at *Benefits. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO FILLING OUT THE FORM!

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Pension Plans
  • 2021 Annual Lump Sum Factors for 10 Year Certain (PDF)
    These factors apply to the portion of your benefit earned prior to 1/1/2014 as a 10 Year Certain and Life. These lump sum factors are based on the August 2020 PPA segment rates and change annually. In order for the 2021 rates to apply, distribution forms must be submitted to HMIS Benefits prior to December 1, 2021.

    Note: Lump Sum factors are available by November 1st for the next calendar year. If you are considering retiring near year end, you may want to review factors for both years.
     
  • 2021 Annual Lump Sum Factors for Straight Life Annuity (PDF)
    These factors apply to the portion of your benefit earned after 12/31/2013 as a Straight Life Annuity. The lump sum factors are based on the August 2020 PPA segment rates and change annually. In order for the 2021 rates to apply, distribution forms must be submitted to HMIS Benefits prior to December 1, 2021.

    Note: Lump Sum factors are available by November 1st for the next calendar year. If you are considering retiring near year end, you may want to review factors for both years.
     
  • 2022 Annual Lump Sum Factors for 10 Year Certain (PDF)
    These factors apply to the portion of your benefit earned prior to 1/1/2014 as a 10 Year Certain and Life. These lump sum factors are based on the August 2021 PPA segment rates and change annually. In order for the 2022 rates to apply, distribution forms must be submitted to HMIS Benefits prior to December 1, 2022.

    Note: Lump Sum factors are available by November 1st for the next calendar year. If you are considering retiring near year end, you may want to review factors for both years.
     
  • 2022 Annual Lump Sum Factors for Straight Life Annuity (PDF)
    These factors apply to the portion of your benefit earned after 12/31/2013 as a Straight Life Annuity. The lump sum factors are based on the August 2021 PPA segment rates and change annually. In order for the 2022 rates to apply, distribution forms must be submitted to HMIS Benefits prior to December 1, 2022.

    Note: Lump Sum factors are available by November 1st for the next calendar year. If you are considering retiring near year end, you may want to review factors for both years.

 

Savings Plans

 Savings - Piggy Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated 05/26/2022 1:17 PM