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Retiree Need to Know Information

Eligibility for IU Retiree Status

Employees with IU Retiree status at the time of termination are entitled to certain benefit programs. These include the programs listed above: IU Tuition Benefit, Life Insurance, and Medical care.

IU Retiree status is determined by the following age and service criteria:

Age at separation* Minimum Years
of Service
55
30
56
28
57
26
58
24
59
22
60**
20
61**
18
62**
16
63
14
64
12
65 or over
10

* Separation from IU or employment status change that results in discontinuation of Basic Life Insurance benefits.

**At ages 60, 61, 62, employees covered by the PERF retirement plan on the date of separation shall qualify with at least 15 years of IU service.

The “Years of IU Service” requirement will be prorated for ages that fall between the ages that are listed in the above table.

"Years of IU Service" means the years of full-time appointed service at Indiana University, excluding periods of leave without pay. However, sabbatical leaves and leaves for purposes of research of distinction are included.

Dependent Eligibility

All employees with IU Retiree status are eligible to enroll in IU-sponsored Retiree group health care coverage if they are covered by an IU-sponsored health care plan at the time of termination from the university (or when COBRA continuation coverage eligibility ends).

Eligible dependents include the individuals listed below, if they are eligible and covered by the Retiree's IU-sponsored health care plan at the time of termination from the university (or when COBRA continuation coverage eligibility ends). Once enrolled in an IU-sponsored health care plan, dependents cannot be added.

The above dependents are only eligible as long as the Retiree is enrolled in an IU-sponsored Retiree health care plan. An exception is that the surviving spouse and children of an employee are eligible if the employee has Retiree status as the time of death or the employee's death occurs while the dependents are covered under the Retiree's IU-sponsored Retiree health care plan.

Discontinuation of Participation

Participation as an active employee in an IU-sponsored health care plan ends on the day in which the Retiree terminates from the university.

The Retiree's coverage ends on the first of the month for which the individual has not made the required contribution.

Dependent coverage under an IU-sponsored Retiree health care plan ends when:

It is also important to note the following conditions of participation in IU-sponsored Retiree health coverage:

Additional Questions?

For questions about retiree status contact the University Human Resource Services Benefits Specialist ( or 812-856-4459).

IU Tuition Benefit (formerly Fee Courtesy)

Life insurance

Medical care programs

Need to know information

Page updated: 25 February 2014
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