Medicare Plan Open Enrollment

Retiree Medicare Plan Open Enrollment Period

Deadline November 27, 2023 (at 12:00pm)

During this period, retirees, their spouses and surviving spouses who are eligible and enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B may select a Town-sponsored health insurance plan, or switch from one plan to another, for coverage effective January 1, 2024. If you do not want to make any changes to your current health insurance, you do not need to do anything.

Please Note: Signing up for a Medicare Plan outside of the Town of Needham will terminate your plan with the Town of Needham.

For questions, please call the Town HR Department at 781-455-7500 x507 or 

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Open Enrollment Memorandum to Retirees

Enrollment Instructions

If you want to remain on your current health plan, no further action is required.

Please email, fax or mail your enrollment materials by November 27, 2023 to the Town's Human Resources Department at:

  • Email: 
  • Fax: 781-455-0165
  • Mail: Needham Town Hall, HR Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492

Required Materials

A. Existing Subscriber Changes
  1. New Plan Enrollment Form - must be completed, signed and dated
  2. Old Plan Enrollment Form - check the "Terminate" box or write "TERMINATE" across top of page - must be signed and dated
B. New Subscriber Enrollments
  1. New Plan Enrollment Form - must be completed, signed and dated
  2. Copy of Medicare Part A and B card
  3. For Spouses - Copy of Marriage Certificate

Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Medicare Supplement PDP Plus 
(Plan #1002-S T)
Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO 
(Plan #1002T)
Tufts Medicare Coverage Questions?
Current Members: 800-701-9000
Prospective Subscribers: 800-936-1902

Note: when calling as a prospective member, reference the plan # 1002-S T for the Supplement PDP Plus or 1002T for the HMO

Blue Cross / Blue Shield
MEDEX (Plan #50-2315688)Managed Blue for Seniors (Plan #00-4037757)
BCBS Medicare Questions?
Note: when calling as a prospective member, reference the plan #50-2315688 for MEDEX or 00-4037757 for the Managed Blue

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Medicare Enhanced 
(Plan #0390210000)
Harvard Pilgrim Questions?
(877) 907-4742

Note: when calling as a prospective member, reference the plan # 0390210000

Fallon Health

Fallon Medicare Plus Premier HMO

(Plan #4451712)

Fallon Medicare Plus Central Premier HMO (Worcester County Only)

(Plan #4518706)

Fallon Medicare Questions?
Current Members: 1-800-325-5669
Prospective Members: 1-866-231-3669
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
From Oct. 1–March 31, we’re available seven days a week.

For additional information on the Town's Senior/Retiree Health Insurance offerings, please visit the West Suburban Health Group website.

As always, please consider all plan features which may be important to you and consult with any health care providers to see if they are within the plan's coverage area, before making decisions.

Keep in mind, once you choose a health plan, you cannot switch plans during the year, unless you experience a qualifying event such as moving from the plan's service area, becoming eligible for Medicare or experiencing an involuntary loss of coverage from another plan.

If you are not yet 65 years of age or are ineligible for Medicare, available to you are the non-Medicare plans which are effective from July 1 through June 30 with an annual open enrollment period each spring. If you or your spouse will be turning 65 during this year, three months prior to your birth date you should contact your local Social Security Office to apply for Medicare Parts A and B and set up an appointment with the Human Resources Department to obtain plan information and enrollment materials. Read through this step-by-step guide to enrolling in a Medicare plan first