Annual Meeting May 19th
Save the date! The Los Alamos Laboratory Retiree Group’s 2023 Annual Meeting will be held Friday May 19th, starting at 2:00pm. Our speaker will be Kelly Stewart, Film Liaison for Los Alamos County, who will discuss her adventures in working with the “Oppenheimer” movie production. The meeting will be held virtually again this year via Zoom. The Zoom link for the meeting is:
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81878401536?pwd=NktjbWxPaW5MUEMrc0V6eFhleUhRdz09 Meeting ID: 818 7840 1536 Passcode: 961514
Express Scripts Dropping Smiths Pharmacies Effective January 1
Effective January 1, 2023, Smiths pharmacies will no longer be a part of the Express Scripts network. Express Scripts is the manager for the Laboratory’s retiree pharmacy benefits. If you have been using Lab benefits at Smith’s pharmacies, you should have received letters from both Express Scripts and Kroger informing you of this change. This change affects all Kroger pharmacies nationwide. (Kroger is the parent company of Smiths.) For more information see the December 13th Los Alamos Reporter article.
Open Enrollment for 2023
LANL 2023 Open Enrollment for retirees will take place October 24 through November 7, 2022. All retirees should receive an open enrollment notice in the mail from Empyrean Customer Care Center for LANL.
For Medicare Eligible Retirees there will be an 11% average increase on medical insurance and a 5% increase on vision insurance. There will be no changes to the dental and legal plans. If you do not wish to make any changes, your current coverage will continue for 2023 but reflect 2023 pricing.
Log on to www.lanlbenefits.com to review benefits and/or make changes. Elections must be submitted by 11 pm MT on Nov 7, 2022.
For questions or assistance, you can call Empyearn Customer Care Center for LANL at 1-844-805-0002
Albuquerque Lab Retirees Meet Bimonthly
Los Alamos retirees in the greater Albuquerque area are invited to the bimonthly breakfast gathering of retirees at Weck’s, 6311 Riverside Plaza Lane (off Coors just north of Montano) on the third Wednesday of October and December (October 19 and December 21) for coffee fellowship at 8:00 a.m. and ordering from the menu at 8:30 a.m. Meetings will continue in 2023 on the third Wednesday of even numbered months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec). Contact Robert Holder for other information (email@example.com) or 505-412-2909.