LRG Monthly Breakfasts Cancelled

The Laboratory Retiree Group has decided to cancel the monthly breakfast social gatherings. This action is required because of the current COVID-19 corona virus pandemic that is sweeping our country. The breakfasts are canceled until further notice. The breakfast socials have been very popular and will be resumed as soon as possible.

Open Enrollment Q&A Sessions Nov 4&5

If you have questions about the Laboratory’s Open Enrollment (for 2020), bring them to a Q&A session with representatives from the Laboratory’s Benefits Group.

Session 1: Monday, November 4, 12:00 (noon) at the White Rock Senior Center, in the lunch room.

Session 2: Tuesday, November 5, 12:00 (noon) at the Betty Ehart Senior Center/Los Alamos, in the lunch room.

These sessions are for Laboratory retirees and/or dependents, with or without Medicare.

For lunch beforehand (11:30 AM) call the appropriate Senior Center by 10:00 AM: White Rock: 672-2034 Ehart/Los Alamos: 662-8924

Q&A sessions were organized by: LANL Benefits, LARSO (Los Alamos Retired and Seniors Organization, and LRG (Laboratory Retiree Group)

More information about Open Enrollment and the changes to retiree benefits for 2020, are described in the Open Enrollment Guide, which is available at The deadline to make any changes to your benefits for 2020 is November 7, 11:00 PM Mountain Time. Some benefit providers and premiums will change, though only by a small amount.

And, if you don’t want to make any changes, you don’t have to do anything. Your current benefit plans will be continued.

Open Enrollment 2020

Retiree Benefits in 2020: Presentations Oct 17, Open Enrollment Oct 21 to Nov 7

2020 Retiree Rates:  Medicare   Non-Medicare

2020 Open Enrollment for Los Alamos retirees has been announced.  A two-page notification has been sent via USPS in a business sized envelope to each Los Alamos retiree.  Open enrollment is October 21, 2019 to November 7, 2019.  Elections must be submitted by 11 p.m. MT (Mountain Time), November 7, 2019.  If you have no changes, then all current coverages will continue into 2020.  The following information is quoted from the Empyrean two-page announcement.

To enroll online, log on to WWW.LANLBenefitscom.  Everything you will need to make your elections for 2020, including the 2020 Open Enrollment guidebook and Required Notices, can be found online at  If you need assistance completing your online elections or have questions, please contact the Empyrean Customer Care Center for LANL at 1-844-805-0002.

Presentations will be made, for Medicare Eligible retirees only:
October 17, 2019, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road, Los Alamos NM
October 17, 2019, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 3347 Cerillos Road, Santa Fe NM

LANL Workforce Retirees’ Scholarship

The LANL Workforce Retirees’ Scholarship is an endowed scholarship fund managed by the LANL foundation.  It awards a $1000 scholarship annually.  The 2019 winner was Reuben Fresquez, an undergraduate in Computer Science at UNM.

Previously the Laboratory Retiree Group has forwarded contributions received to the Foundation.  To facilitate the process the LRG now asks that you contribute directly to the Foundation, specifying that your contributions go to the LANL Workforce Retirees’ Scholarship.

Instructions for donating through the Foundation website can be found on our Scholarship page.