Retiree Medical Plan

The Retiree Medical Program is available to employees age 55 or older who retire from the University and their eligible dependents. Your coverage varies, depending on your age:

If you are age 65 or older and your spouse is under age 65 (or vice versa), you may want to review both types of coverage and associated costs since they may both apply.


The Retiree Medical Plan is available to employees who retire from the University, who were either

  • Employed prior to January 1, 2005 in a continuous benefits-eligible position and are at least age 55 when employment terminates, or
  • Employed on or after January 1, 2005, are at least age 55 and have completed at least 10 years of continuous benefits-eligible service when employment terminates.

Medicare-eligible individuals must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B  and not enrolled in Medicare Part D, to be enrolled in the Retiree Medical Plan.


  • Medical and Hospital coverage is provided through the BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois Preferred Provider Option plan which includes medical assistance services, doctors and hospitals when traveling outside the United States.
  • Prescription drug coverage is provided through Express Scripts to ensue that you receive the medicine you need to support your health and well-being.

You may contact the Benefits Office at 773.702.9634 to obtain a printed brochure describing the Retiree Medical Plan.