Medicare Supplement Plan

Did you know the Insurance and Benefit Trust (IBT) of PORAC offers a Medicare Supplement plan? In addition to supplementing treatment covered by Medicare, the IBT plan also covers some services that are not covered by Medicare such as vision and hearing care.

Along with Medicare Supplement coverage, comes prescription coverage. The plan provides coverage for generic, brand name and specialty drugs that Medicare covers, plus additional medications beyond what Medicare allows, known as “extra covered drugs”. There are 65,000 network pharmacies, plus a mail order option.

It is important to be proactive and start the process of transitioning to Medicare and Medicare Supplement well before you turn age 65. IBT will reach out to you 60 to 90 days before your 65th birthday to let you know it is time to begin the transition. The process involves the below three steps:

  1. Contact Social Security at (800) 772-1213 to enroll in Medicare or enroll online at
  2. Once you have enrolled in Medicare, provide CalPERS with your completed Certification of Medicare Status by sending it via fax to CalPERS at (800) 959-6545.
  3. Once you have received your Medicare ID cards and have sent proof of your Medicare enrollment to CalPERS, complete the Anthem Blue Cross Senior Prescription Plan enrollment form. There is no additional cost to enroll in the prescription plan as it is included in your Medicare Supplement premium.

In addition to health and pharmacy benefits, our members receive discounts on fitness and wellness products at over 16,000 participating fitness centers nationwide, as well as access to online health and wellness classes. You also have access to savings on certain vision and hearing products.

Insurance Service Representatives are available at (800) 655-6397 to answer any of your questions.

Featured in the April 2024 issue of PORAC Law Enforcement News.