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Retiree Benefits

​​​​DePaul supports its retirees through a variety of benefits, including the Retiree Medical Program. Find the latest news and updates on retiree benefits on this page. You can also find information about how to prepare for and transition into retirement from DePaul.

News for Retiree Medical Program Members

The Open Enrollment Period Has Now Closed. 

The annual Open Enrollment period is a once-a-year opportunity for retirees to evaluate their needs and enroll for benefits. Changes made during Open Enrollment take effect on Jan. 1.

Open Enrollment for 2024 benefits elections began on Monday, Oct. 23, and ends on Friday, Nov. 3. More information about benefit offerings can be found here: Retiree Medical Program​

COVID-19 Health Care Coverage 

With the expiration of the federal public health emergency on May 11, 2023, coverage for certain services have returned to pre-COVID levels. ​For retirees enrolled in DePaul’s MAPD, PPO, and HMO plans, the following coverage applies to health care services related to COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests are covered at the regular benefit per your medical plan. When you receive a COVID-19 test at a doctor's office or medical facility, the copay/coinsurance for that test will apply, similar to if you went to your doctor’s office for a strep throat test, as an example.
  • COVID-19 Testing-related Visits are covered at the regular benefit per your medical plan. This is the cost for the office visit that is charged in addition to the COVID-19 test. The copay/coinsurance for the provider will apply.
  • Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests are no longer covered. However, you can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for them.
  • FDA-Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines are covered at the preventive benefit level, similar to the influenza vaccine.
If you have specific questions, you can call the number on your BCBS member ID card with any questions about your coverage. You can also click here to find 2023 coverage details for DePaul's retiree health plans.

Premium Payment Information 

Premium Payments for Retiree PPO and HMO Plans

HealthEquity/WageWorks is the direct bill administrator for DePaul's Retiree PPO and Retiree HMO plans. Monthly payments can be made to HealthEquity/WageWorks by:

  • Mail: HealthEquity, P.O. Box 660212 Dallas, TX 75266-0212
  • Phone: Use the HealthEquity interactive phone system at 1-877-722-2667
  • Online: Through your online account at 
  • Note: For any payments received by the Benefits Department at DePaul University, we will coordinate submission with HealthEquity/WageWorks, so that your HealthEquity/WageWorks records reflect that payment.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact HealthEquity at 1-877-722-2667 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday (excluding company holidays). You may also request help by logging in to your online account at and clicking the Message Center tab. 

Premium Payments for Medicare Advantage Plan
Retirees in the Medicare Advantage Plan make monthly premium payments directly to BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS). Medicare Advantage Plan bills are sent out each month on the 15th.

Retiree Medical Program

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Learn more about medical benefits as a retiree, including latest updates and information. 

Preparing for Retirement

Figure out when you will qualify for retirement and find answers to common questions. 

Transition into Retirement

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Find out which benefit options continue as a retiree and how to stay connected to DePaul.

Stay Connected through the DePaul Emeritus Society 

DePaul University values the important and continuing contributions of its retired faculty and staff. The DePaul Emeritus Society (DES) strengthens ties between the university and its retirees, and fosters their continued participation in the DePaul University community. Find more information at the DePaul Emeritus Society webs​ite. In May 2022, DES members received a benefits update presentation; click here to review this presentation.

For questions about retiree health benefits, to update your contact information, or to inquire about any other Human Resources issues, please contact Benefits Team at (312) 362-8232 or