Iron Road Healthcare Announces 2021 Medicare Open Enrollment Dates

Iron Road Healthcare will be accepting applications for the 2021 Medicare Open Enrollment beginning October 15 through December 7, 2020

Iron Road Healthcare – formerly Union Pacific Railroad Employees Health Systems (UPRHS) is proud to announce—for the first time in more than a decade—that applications are now being accepted for its 2021 Medicare Open Enrollment.

Any current or past employees (and Medicare-eligible spouses) of Union Pacific Railroad, its subsidiaries or wholly-owned operating units, that are eligible or will be eligible for Medicare before January 1, 2021, can enroll in Iron Road’s Medicare plans during this open enrollment period of October 15 through December 7, 2020.

“This year has not been easy on anyone,” said Kevin Potts, COO of Iron Road Healthcare. “Navigating a pandemic has meant financial upheavals for many, so we are grateful that we have the opportunity to provide these plans to our members that have dedicated themselves and their careers to the railroad. We hope this provides a great benefit and a peace of mind for those we serve.”

The Medicare plans include benefits from national medical coverage to one-cost plans for all regardless of pre-existing conditions, gender, location, community, obtained age or current age. Applicants must have enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B to join UPRR’s Medicare plans. Applications must be submitted by December 7, 2020.

For more information on becoming a member, please visit

About Iron Road Healthcare

Formerly known as Union Pacific Railroad Employees Health Systems, Iron Road Healthcare’s growth has led to a need for a new company name and logo that honors the long history and contribution railroaders have made and continue to make. Iron Road Healthcare is passionate about serving the needs of its members as a not-for-profit trust fund and recognizes their duty to ensure members are protected. In 1870, Union Pacific and other railroad companies recognized the need to treat sick and injured employees. Hospital associations were created and flourished as the ‘iron road’ crisscrossed the United States and were the forerunners of today’s health insurance plans. In 1947, the hospital associations separated from railroads and became independent entities dedicated to serving railroad employees. The last 150 years have brought significant advancements in medicine and healthcare, setting the stage for today’s modern health plan. Iron Road Health Care is one of five remaining hospital associations that continues to provide health insurance coverage and Medicare plans for the railroad workers our country depends on.

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