University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

Benefits for University Retirees

Medical and Dental Coverage

You have the option to continue medical and dental coverage as an eligible retiree. Coverage is available to employees who retire:

  • after 15 years of service from age 50 to age 54; or
  • after 5 years of service at age 55 or older; or
  • after 30 years of service, regardless of age.

If you under age 65, your medical plan options are the same as active employees. If you are age 65 or over, you have a different set of medical plan options.

Dependents who are covered at the time of retirement — your spouse/registered same-sex domestic partner or dependent children — may also continue coverage when you retire.

If your spouse/same-sex domestic partner works at the University, you have the option to be added to the coverage as a dependent. Then, when your spouse/same-sex domestic partner retires, each of you would have single retiree coverage.

It is important to remember that if you decide not to continue coverage as a retiree through the University of Minnesota, you and your dependents may never re-enroll in one of the University's medical or dental plans.

Group Term Life Insurance

You may continue your current group term life insurance for 18 months under COBRA continuation provisions. This includes basic life insurance and any additional coverage for yourself, your spouse/same-sex domestic partner, and children. You have an option to convert to an individual whole life policy at the end of the 18-month continuation period.

Contact Information

Employee Benefits
100 Donhowe Building
319 15th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-9090 or 1-800-756-2363, press 2

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