** Updated Nov 17 **
If you have not yet participated in this year’s Open Enrollment for retirees, there is still time. LANL is keeping the retiree Open Enrollment open until November 29. Note that if you are on the current ARAG legal plan this year and want to continue with legal coverage under the new MetLife plan, you do need to re-enroll. You will not be switched over automatically. To take advantage of this extension, call or text Konstance Kurrie of LANL HR at 505-695-3707.
Open enrollment this year will be from Monday October 23 to Monday November 6. Open enrollment materials were mailed to retirees on Friday October 13. No need to do anything if making no changes. However the Lab Legal Plan is going to a MetLife Legal plan and you would need to enroll in that during open enrollment on the website or you can call Empyrean. They are also offering Norton Lifelock for identity theft protection for $15/month fee.
Below is open enrollment material provided by LANL that will be posted on the Empyrean website:.
2024 Medicare Rates 2024 Non-Medicare Rates
2024 Delta Dental Benefits MetLife Legal Benefits
Norton Lifelock: Brochure Product Guide FAQs
UC has now announced information info on their dedicated team to serve survivors and beneficiaries of UC Retirees. The phone line for the team is 888-825-6833. The UC announcement can be found at
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
Meeting ID: 818 7840 1536
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.