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Retiree Medical Program

​​​​​​​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. For additional details, review the Understanding DePaul's Retiree Medical Plan document. For more about prescription drug coverage, review the Creditable Coverage Notice.

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.

Medical Benefits Resources for Retirees

2024 Resources

Under-65 Medical Plans - 2024 Materials: 

   PPO Information (Please note that PPO is only under 65):
   HMO Information (Please note that HMO can be under or over 65):

Over-65 Medical Plans - 2024 Materials:

* Note: The drug list and formulary are current as of 1/1/2024, but are subject to change.

HMO Information (Please note that HMO can be under or over 65):

2024 BCBS Medicare Advantage Program Webinar:

Navigating Healthcare - Resources from BCBS of Illinois

Are you confused by the healthcare system or how to use your benefits?  BCBS of Illinois provides resources to remove the confusion around healthcare to give you information in way that's meaningful to you. Some frequently asked include:

Find more information from BCBS on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and their website. Remember, never publicly post on social media any of your personal contact or health information that you'd like to keep private.

BlueCross Medicare Advantage FAQs and Extras

The BlueCross 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.

  • Notice for Providers: You can give your medical provider a copy of this letter to help them understand your Medicare Advantage benefits.
  • Medicare Advantage FAQs: 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.
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) Benefits​: MAPD members receive $30 per month to buy OTC products; the allowance can be used every month or it will be rolled over to use later in the year.
  • 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.
  • TruHearing​: 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 BlueCross 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. 

Second Domiciled Adult Coverage

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).