IBM Retirees: Hard to Find Time to Research Your Annual Enrollment Benefit Options?

Who says retirement is quiet? You’re busy and it can be hard to find the time to research the IBM retiree benefit options available to you.

Aetna recognizes how busy you are. To help you learn about the Aetna plan options available through Retiree Health Access (RHA), Aetna has posted a recorded presentation on their IBM RHA dedicated website. You can view this presentation at your convenience. You can stop the presentation, repeat sections or skip to the sections of interest – it’s available 24 x 7.

Remember, IBM annual enrollment period ends on November 16, 2012.

If you have questions or want to learn more, call Aetna at 1-866-795-2091 (TDD: 711).
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

When you’re ready make a plan selection, call the IBM Employee Services Center at 1-800-796-9876, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET*.

TTY: 1-800-426-6537, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET*

* On business days (excluding holidays recognized by the New York Stock Exchange)

Catch Up with The Greater IBM Connection

In this issue:

  • IBM Retirees, Watch your Mailbox for Annual Enrollment Packet Soon
  • The ESC Key – Did You Know an IBMer Made That?
  • Women at IBM in the News
  • Join the Conversation!

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IBM Retirees, Watch Your Mailbox for Annual Enrollment Packet Soon

IBM retirees, the annual enrollment period for 2013 is about to begin. This year, the enrollment period begins October 25 and runs until November 16.

Very soon, you’ll receive your packet in the mail. Take the time to thoroughly review your current plan benefits and costs, including the Retiree Health Access (RHA) plan option.

IBM is committed to providing high-value retiree benefits, and continues to offer a wide variety of plan options tailored to your needs. To read more about the available benefit plan options, learn about the advantages of each, and see why many IBM retirees and their Medicare eligible dependents have enrolled in the RHA program, click here.

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The ESC Key – Did You Know an IBMer Made That?

It undoubtedly helped drive the computer revolution of the 1970s and ‘80s. “It says to the computer: ‘Stop what you’re doing. I need to take control.’ ”

In other words, it reminds the machine that it has a human master. It’s the Escape key, and it was created by an IBMer.

Read more about the invention and the late Mr. Bob Bremer.

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Women at IBM in the News

In case you overlooked the following stories, here are three blog posts that feature one thing in common: the amazing women associated with IBM. Three not to miss:

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