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Retiree Benefits

Retiree Benefit Information

As a Northwestern University retiree, you may enroll in the following medical, dental, and/or vision plan(s). Review the benefit options below and enroll in the plan(s) that are right for you. Once you have reviewed the plan options below, please review the retirement process for information on how to enroll. 

New retirees have 31-days from their date of retirement to elect retiree benefits. For the Medicare Advantage Plan you and eligible dependents must be 65 and older and eligible for Medicare.  This plan does not require you to be covered in University health plans at the time of retirement for eligibility.  For the Legacy Plans eligible retirees can continue coverage for themselves and eligible dependents who are covered under your benefits plans at the time of your retirement. Coverage is effective the 1st of the month following when you active coverage terminates.

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Remember to keep your address updated

After retirement, notify Human Resources of a change of address. Time-sensitive benefits information is mailed to our retirees advising them of changes to coverage, rates or companies. It is important that we have the most current information.  To update your address, complete a Personal Data Form and return it with a photo copy of a picture ID to or mail to Human Resources at 1800 Sherman, Evanston, IL 60201.  All questions should be directed to HR Operations at 847-491-4700.