Medicare Benefits and Plans Enrollment | BNSF Exempt Retirees

Medicare Benefits and Plans Enrollment

Benefits Enrollment

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For Medicare-eligible Santa Fe Retirees and Surviving Spouses

For 2018

  • The BNSF contribution to your HRA will be $2,730 for each Medicare-eligible retiree and Medicare-eligible spouse (or surviving spouse).

In addition to BNSF's 2018 contribution to your HRA, any unspent funds remaining in your HRA at the end of 2017 are also available to you. You may use HRA funds to reimburse eligible out-of-pocket expenses for medical, prescription drug, dental and vision services.

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See full benefits plan details and summary plan descriptions below.



BN or SF Retiree – Not Eligible for Medicare

You are not eligible for Medicare, and you were a salaried employee of Burlington Northern (BN) or Santa Fe (SF) at the time the companies merged and remained a salaried employee until retirement.

SF Retiree – Eligible for Medicare

You are eligible for Medicare, and you were a retiree or salaried employee of SF when it merged with Burlington Northern (BN) and remained salaried until retirement.

BN Retiree – Eligible for Medicare

You are eligible for Medicare, and you were a retiree or salaried employee of Burlington Northern (BN) when it merged with Santa Fe (SF).

BNSF Retiree

You joined BNSF as a salaried employee after BN and SF merged, or you did not continuously remain in a salaried position after the merger.