Learn all about the Retiree Medical Program. 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.
BCBS Retiree Info Sessions
In March 2017, BCBS hosted on-campus retiree information sessions and an interactive webinar to provide retirees with additional details and clarifications on benefits under the Medicare Advantage Group Plan offered beginning 1/1/2017.
View a copy of the presentation slides
View the webinar recording
Medicare Advantage (65 and over)
DePaul now offers Medicare Advantage for DePaul retirees who are age 65 and over and eligible for Medicare.
- Medicare Advantage Customer Service: 1-877-299-1008. (TTY/TDD users should call 711). 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday-Sunday
- Pharmacy Help Desk: 877-277-7898
- Walgreens Mail Order: 877-277-7895
Retiree Medical Program Information
The university provides a retiree medical plan for faculty and staff who meet certain age and service requirements. The plan provides comprehensive coverage, including coverage for prescription drugs. For employees hired after April 1, 2006, retiring employees will pay 100 percent of the insurance premiums.
If you are enrolled in a DePaul medical plan at time of retirement, you have the ability to enroll in DePaul’s retiree medical coverage. More information will be provided at time of retirement. In lieu of retiree medical coverage, you may elect medical plan continuation under COBRA for up to 18 months. If you elect medical coverage through COBRA, you will irrevocably waive the retiree medical coverage and will not be permitted to enroll in the retiree medical plan when your COBRA benefits end.
There are no plan design changes for 2018. New ID cards for the Medicare Advantage plan will be mailed out to 2018 participants by mid-December 2017.
2018 80-20 Rate Sheet
2018 70-30 Rate Sheet
2018 Flat Dollar Sheet
2018 Full Rate Sheet
In addition to the DePaul medical premium, you will have to pay a premium to Medicare for Part B. Depending on your income level, you may also pay an Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). More information on the Part B premiums can be found on the Medicare website.
Additionally, while you do not have to sign up for Medicare Part D separately, Part D is included in the Medicare Advantage plan. You may be required to pay a Part D income-related monthly adjustment amount (Part D-IRMAA). More information can be found on Medicare’s website
or by reading Medicare Premiums: Rules for Higher-Income Beneficiaries.