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ARA Holiday Lupper, Monday, December 12th 11:30

Dear ARA Members,

Our Holiday “Lupper” will be held on Monday, December 12th, 2022, on the Alcon campus in the Crossroads Conference Center (old Alcon cafeteria). As usual, it will be a festive event. The Holiday Horns will be playing the jazzy holiday music they did last year and in 2019. Program details will be provided before the event.

If you want to attend, please make your reservations no later than December 2nd. We need to know how many of you will be attending this catered event so we can accommodate everyone with a seat at a table and with delicious food.  Please email us at or leave a voicemail on our Alcon number, 817-615-2875, to make your reservation. 

If possible, please send your check for the event and your dues to:

Alcon Retirees Association

P.O. Box 173416

Arlington, TX 76003-3416

Sign-in will start at 11:30am, the buffet opens at noon and the program starts at 12:50pm. We’ll wrap up by 3:30pm.

As usual for our holiday lupper, there is a $10 fee for members and $15 for guests. If you haven’t paid your $10 dues for 2023, you can do so at check in.

Don’t forget to bring your Alcon Retirees Gold card to get onto campus. Enter at the Main Gate as usual.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

Pat Cappelletti
President, Alcon Retirees Association

Retiree Benefits Information

IOL Information

Pre-65 retirees/spouses covered under the Alcon Medical plan with Horizon BCBS are eligible for the Alcon IOL reimbursement when it is associated with cataract surgery.  They can contact the customer service number on the back of their medical ID card to request a reimbursement form from Horizon BCBS.

Post-65 retirees/spouses enrolled through Via Benefits can use their $2,000 HRA to cover the cost of the Alcon IOL. There are no additional benefits above that. 

Via Benefits

Retirees can always reach out to Via Benefits @ 833-963-1234 or by visiting the custom website

There are no changes to the funding provided by Alcon, it is still $2,000 for eligible Retirees and their eligible spouses.

Medicare Open Enrollment to make changes for 2023 ends December 7th.