Human Resources > Staff FAQ
For questions related to COBRA continuation of health benefits, including Dental, Vision, and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts, contact HealthEquity/WageWorks at 877.722.2667 M-F 7am-7pm CST. You may also contact DePaul’s Benefits Department at 312.362.8232 or email@example.com.
There should be no assumption that retirees will be able to return to a part-time position at DePaul after retiring under the Early Retirement Incentive Program. After a 6 month break in service, staff members who retire under the Early Retirement Program, may be considered for re-employment by DePaul University in an adjunct faculty position if they have previously been employed by the university in that capacity. Pay will be offered at the normal adjunct rates.
Rehire decisions will be made by the Dean with permission of the Provost on a case-by-case basis, and will depend on the College/Department’s needs and the individual’s qualifications.
However, you may not return to employment in:
All retirees must adhere to a waiting period before returning to teach and their teaching schedule must be managed to preserve their retiree medical eligibility before any consideration can be given to the re-employment of a retiree. If a retiree would like to accept a part-time teaching position, s/he should consult with a tax or legal advisor to ensure that qualified plan distribution rules are not violated and that there are no impediments to taking a distribution from the 403(b) plan. S/he should also consult with human resources to ensure that s/he will not jeopardize retiree medical eligibility.
This Income Related Medicare Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) is an additional amount you pay for your Medicare premiums, if your income exceeds the level established by Social Security. These additional premiums cover Part B and prescription benefits. Please click on this link for more details: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/2020-medicare-parts-b-premiums-and-deductibles
If you are under 65, you may continue PPO or HMO coverage as a retiree. Any CDHP participants will elect the PPO or HMO. Your covered dependents and spouse/SDA may also continue PPO or HMO coverage (depending on which plan you elect) as long as they are eligible and under age 65.
If you are age 65 or over, you may continue HMO coverage, but if you are enrolled in the PPO or CDHP, you will elect either the MAPD or the HMO. Any covered dependents and spouse/SDA who are Medicare eligible will be enrolled in MAPD or HMO (depending on which plan you elect), as long as they are eligible.
Your Dental and Vision benefits will end on June 30, 2019. You may elect to continue these benefits under the COBRA program, by paying monthly premiums to HealthEquity/WageWorks. Visit the Retiree Benefits Transition page for more details. You may choose to purchase your own coverage on the open market, and there are many carriers that offer individual vision and dental insurance plans.
Tuition Waiver benefits will continue for eligible retirees, as well as their eligible spouses and children, as outlined in the Tuition Waiver policy. Tuition Exchange Program scholarships that were awarded prior to retirement will continue for the duration of the award. Visit the Tuition Exchange Program guidelines for more details.