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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.
Representatives from BCBS hosted webinars to provide highlights of 2021 plan benefits. Below are the presentation slides:
Medicare Advantage Plan Webinar
The Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plan is for DePaul retirees who are age 65 and over and eligible for Medicare. Find FAQs and several benefits of this plan that go above and beyond standard insurance benefits.
Medicare Advantage FAQs
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Medicare Advantage plan. You can also contact Medicare Advantage Customer Service: 1-877-299-1008. (TTY/TDD users should call 711). 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday-Sunday.
Silver Sneakers Fitness Program
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans include the SilverSneakers Fitness Program to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Members have access to thousands of participating locations across the country. Some locations even offer group exercise classes led by trained instructors at select locations. For more information, and to find SilverSneakers participating fitness locations, visit SilverSneakers or call 1-888-584-7389 (TTY 711), Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.
Through our partnership with TruHearing, Blue Medicare Supplement Insurance plans provide coverage for routine hearing exams as well as discounts on hearing aids. Visit the TruHearing website or call 1-844-799-3555 to speak with a hearing consultant. Click here to read about TruHearing allowance. They are open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., local time.
Rewards and Incentives Program
The Rewards Program gives Blue Cross Medicare Advantage members a healthy and easy way to earn up to $100 in gift cards from national and local retailers. You receive a gift card of your choice for completing Healthy Actions throughout the year. Click here to read more about this program.
An eligible employee who retires from DePaul University with a related or an unrelated Second Domiciled Adult (SDA) covered on the medical plan at the time of retirement may continue to cover the SDA as long as he/she continues to meet the Plan’s eligibility requirements. Refer to the Health Benefits Plans Summary Plan Description for additional details regarding eligibility and coverage.
The retired employee must pay the full cost of a Related SDA’s coverage regardless of the retired employee’s grandfathered group classification under the terms of the retiree medical plan. DePaul will share in the cost of coverage for an Unrelated SDA based on the retired employee’s grandfathered group classification (Refer to the Understanding Retiree Medical Plan Changes Brochure).