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Learn all about DePaul's retiree benefits. Find the latest news and updates on this page. You can also learn about some of the popular benefits and features of the Retiree Medical Program.

Note: The Office of Human Resources has transitioned to virtual operations due to COVID-19. The Human Resources team will be available from Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. via email, telephone, or Zoom meetings until further notice.  If you are not able to reach us immediately by telephone, please be patient.  We will return emails and calls as quickly as we can. 

2021 Information for Retiree Medical Program Members

Open enrollment for 2021 benefits elections took place Oct. 26 - Nov. 6, 2020, and is now closed. Changes made during open enrollment took effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Click here for 2021 Benefits information materials. Please see other important information about ID cards and premium billing below.

News for Retiree Medical Program Members

Retiree PPO & HMO Premium Payments During COVID-19:

For those Retirees who are enrolled in the Retiree PPO and Retiree HMO plans and send monthly premium checks to DePaul University’s Benefits Department, please continue to send your payments to Human Resources. Revised coupons for PPO and HMO 2021 premiums were sent out by the Office of HR the first week of December. Note: We are not able to process checks more frequently than once per month given the current stay-at-home order, but we are collecting payments from the office at least monthly and will increase frequency when protocols allow.  In the meantime, please do not be concerned if your check is not cashed in a timely fashion.  Also, do not be concerned that you will have a lapse in coverage due to DePaul not cashing your premium payments.  You will have continued coverage while we are unable to process your checks, and we will reconcile any uncashed checks as soon as we are able to access the office again.

MAPD Premium Payments During COVID-19:

2021 MAPD bills were issued by BCBS on December 15, 2020 and will be sent out each month on the 15th. MAPD Retirees should continue to make monthly premium payments directly to BCBS as you have been – there is no change to their process for the time being.

New MAPD ID Cards for 2021 (PPO/HMO cards are NOT being reissued):

You will be receiving an updated MAPD member ID for 2021. There are a few changes you may notice. Your retiree group plan name can now be found on the front of your card. And, there is a new phone number on the back of your card for Nurse Line Advice. These changes will not affect your benefits, and your old card will still work if you use it in place of this one.

BCBS mailed the new cards out the second week in December, so you should receive it by the end of 2020. Please replace your current member ID card with this card. Remember to present it to your providers when you receive medical services or prescription drugs. The next time you visit your pharmacy, give your pharmacist this card for your prescriptions. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact customer service at the phone number listed on the back of your new member ID card.

Need personal assistance? Review your options with a Benefits Specialist at or ext. 28232

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For questions about retiree health benefits, to update your contact information, or to inquire about any other Human Resources issues, please contact Human Resources at (312) 362-8500 or