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Prospective Retiree

Section I: Criteria for Retirement

You will be eligible to enroll in the DePaul retiree medical plan if you meet the following conditions as of the date of your retirement:

  • You are enrolled in a DePaul-sponsored medical plan; and
  • You have attained age 55 and have 20 years of full-time cumulative service; or
  • You have attained age 62 and have 10 years of full-time cumulative service.
    Section II: Steps to Retire

    Section III: Benefits As A DePaul Retiree

    Medical Insurance

    2016 Retiree Medical SPD
    (For Medicare eligible retirees. For non-Medicare eligible retirees, see the active employee SPD.)

    2016 Rates
    2016 80-20 Rate Sheet
    2016 70-30 Rate Sheet
    2016 Flat Dollar Rate Sheet

    COBRA Rates
    Library Usage 
    University Email Ability to maintain DePaul email account
    Bookstore Discounts 10% off textbooks and 20% off general books (not already discounted) and merchandise
    Fitness Center Discounted rates available
    For more information contact the Ray Meyer Fitness Center at 773-325-4555.
    ID/Campus Connection DePaul Retiree ID and basic Campus Connection access
    Tuition Waiver Tuition Waiver Policy
    Theatre & School of Music Productions

    Two free tickets to any Chicago Playworks production at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre. To request tickets contact the box office at 312-922-1999 or by email at Shows are listed at

    Art Museum Invitations to quarterly exhibition opening receptions and other special events such as lectures and film screenings

    Section IV: Other Considerations

    What happens to my benefits when I retire?

    Contacting Social Security

    Contacting Medicare
    Medicare & You Booklet
    DePaul Retirement Plan TIAA-CREF    1-800-842-2776
    Fidelity   1-800-343-0860

    Section V: Additional Information

    Second Domiciled Adult

    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 Over-65 Retiree Plan and Health Benefits Plans Summary Plan Descriptions 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”).

    Section VI: Cost Sharing Strategy & Grandfathering Provisions

    Understanding Retiree Medical Plan Changes Brochure

    Section VII: Prescription Drug Coverage & Medicare Part D

    Credible Coverage Notice-2013

    Section VIII: FAQs


    Section IX: Contact Information

    For general questions or comments about the DePaul Emeritus Society, please contact Alice Farrell in the Office of Mission and Values at 312-362-8822 or

    For questions about retiree health benefits, to update your contact information, or to inquire about any other Human Resources issues, please contact Human Resources at 312-362-8500 or

    DePaul Emeritus Society: