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Retiree Medical Coverage (Limited Eligibility)

Planning for the Future - AUI Retiree Medical (Limited Eligibility)

Associated Universities, Inc. continues to offer a retiree medical program for eligible employees. For more information on whether or not you are eligible for the retiree medical plan see below or contact your local HR representative, or the Benefits office.

Eligibility

Non-Medicare Eligible

Medicare Eligible

Am I eligible?

Not all employees are eligible for continued medical coverage after retirement. The plan was closed to new employees and some existing staff on December 31, 2012.

Eligibility

If two or more of the following questions are true, you may be eligible to continue medical coverage after your retirement.
  • Were you hired by December 31, 2012?
  • Were you 45 years old or older, or have at least 15 years of service, by December 31, 2012?
  • Had you already reached retiree medical eligibility under the "old" rules by December 31, 2012?
  • Will you be enrolled in the active medical plan on the day of your planned retirement?

To determine your specific eligibility, contact your local HR representative or the Benefits Office.

Dependent Eligibility

Dependents are eligible to be covered on your retiree medical plan if they were on your active coverage at the time of retirement and continue to be a "qualifying dependent" per the active medical plan document.

Retiree Coverage under Cigna

If you retire before you are eligible for Medicare you can continue your coverage on the active medical plan in force at the time.

Currently, you will have the option to continue your High Deductible Health Plan.

Cost of Coverage

The cost to continue your Cigna coverage will continue at your active premium rate at the time of your retirement - for that calendar year. Each year thereafter your premium will be adjusted with active employee premiums.

Payment of Premiums

Retirees who are not eligible for Medicare and continue their coverage through Cigna will be invoiced each month. The invoice will come from Conexis (www.conexis.org).

Coverage for dental and vision coverage can continue for 18 months after retirement through the provisions of COBRA. You will be required to pay the full cost of the coverage and will be invoiced by Conexis for this coverage as well. Additional information about COBRA and associated premiums is available here.

Retiree Coverage under One Exchange

If you retire after you reach Medicare eligibility you will be moved to our Medicare exchange platform with One Exchange.

One Exchange provides counseling and enrollment services for Medicare supplement plans, Medicare drug plans, and some vision and dental plans. AUI provides $200 per month, per employee and spouse, to offset the cost of this coverage. This money is kept in a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) administered by One Exchange.

You are encouraged to contact One Exchange and Social Security three months prior to your retirement date.

Helpful Links and Forms

  • One Exchange - AUI provider of Medicare supplement plans.
  • Medicare.gov - official government page for Medicare sign ups and information.
  • SSA.gov - official government page for Social Security sign ups and information.