IU Retiree Status Eligibility

Those with IU Retiree Status at the time of separation are entitled to certain benefits and privileges such as the IU Tuition Benefit, life insurance, and healthcare coverage. To qualify for IU Retiree Status you must satisfy the below listed 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

*For employees covered by the PERF retirement plan and separating at age 60, 61, or 62, Retiree status is reached with at least 15 years of IU service.

Separation. For the purposes of determining retiree status, separation means when your IU employment ends or your employment status changes such that your IU-sponsored Basic Life insurance is discontinued.

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

Request a Retiree Consultation

If you are considering retiring and want to know if you meet the eligibility requirements for official Retiree Status and the associated benefits, or if you would like an estimate of your retirement benefits, contact at (812) 856-1234.