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Retiree Medical Program


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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.


 
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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

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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.

2017 Information

We have partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer you a Medicare Advantage plan for retirees. Click here to see a helpful list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). These FAQs will answer initial questions you may have about this plan.

2017 80-20 Rate Sheet
2017 70-30 Rate Sheet
2017 Flat Dollar Sheet
2017 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.

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Medicare Advantage Presentation

2016 Retiree Medical SPD (for Medicare-eligible retirees)
Active Employee SPD (for non-Medicare eligible retirees)
2017 Summary of Benefits
2017 Medicare Advantage vs PPO Comparison Chart

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).

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