The Institute will provide you and your eligible spouse with a Defined Dollar Credit
Your Defined Dollar Credit is a monthly amount intended to help you pay for the cost of your medical coverage, while giving you more flexibility and options for choosing coverage that fits you best. This credit is based on your years of service (up to a maximum of 25+ years) and Medicare eligibility. Since Medicare is your primary coverage, these plans cost less and the defined dollar credit for Medicare-eligible retirees is also less.
You have three ways to participate in the Caltech Retiree Medical Plan:
Filing an online claim with Discovery Benefits for service dates prior to January 1, 2019
Logging in to Setup Your Account with Discovery Benefits
Once you are on the Discovery Benefits website you will take the following steps to login:
Quick Tip When Calling the Discovery Benefits Call Center
To bypass listening to all call options for Discovery Benefits you may do the following:
You will then be presented with an automated menu of options from which to make your selection.
I have eligible medical expenses incurred in 2018 that I have not yet submitted for reimbursement. How do I get these expenses reimbursed now?
After January 1, 2019, Discovery Benefits (DBI) will process all claims for eligible medical expenses, even those expenses that were incurred prior to 2019. Refer to the "Out-of-Pocket Reimbursement Request Form" and follow the instructions for completion.
Submit the completed form with supporting documentation to Discovery Benefits.
Mail: PO Box 2926; Fargo, ND 58108-2926
How do I setup automatic premium reimbursement for my Medicare Part B premiums and Part D premiums, if applicable, that are deducted from my Social Security payments?
You can setup automatic premium reimbursement by completing the Discovery Benefits (DBI) "Automatic Premium Reimbursement Request Form". Please complete and return the form to DBI as follows:
Mail: PO Box 2926 ∙ Fargo, ND 58108-2926, or
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
What happens to my HRA balance with WageWorks?
Your HRA balance from WageWorks will be transferred to your new Discovery Benefits HRA account in mid-January. This means there will be approximately two weeks in January before your prior balance (from WageWorks) is transferred over to your new account where you will only see one month of your defined dollar credit in your account.
How can I look at my HRA balance and transactions?
Discovery Benefits (DBI) will mail a welcome packet to you in mid-December which will include information about how to access your new Discovery Benefits HRA account online, how to download the mobile App and file claims.
When can I submit my first HRA claim to Discovery Benefits (DBI)?
How do I submit a claim to Discovery Benefits (DBI) for my HRA?
Your Welcome Packet from Discovery Benefits(DBI) will include instructions; there are several ways to submit claims:
How will I be reimbursed by Discovery Benefits (DBI) for my HRA claims?
Can I use my Defined Dollar Credit to pay for premiums from another employers’ plan?
Will my spouse/surviving spouse be eligible for coverage and/or a Defined Dollar Credit?
What expenses can I claim with the Health Reimbursement Account?
Examples of eligible expenses for you and your eligible spouse may include:
Is the Defined Dollar Credit taxable income?
Caltech Defined Dollar Credit
Guide: How to Log in to Your Account (Benefits)
Guide to Your Online Account (Benefits)
Filing Claims Handout
Benefits Mobile App Handout
Out-of-Pocket Reimbursement form
Caltech Automatic Premium Reimbursement Request Form