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Administrative Procedures Manual

Office of the Faculty Secretary

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1106
Moscow, ID 83844-1106

Phone: 208-885-6151

Fax: 208-885-8947

Administrative Building

55.39 - Retiree Benefits

December 2018 (formerly APM 50.39, incorporated applicable information from APM 55.33 and 55.43)

A. General. A retiree may qualify for certain UI retiree benefits by meeting the retirement criteria stated in FSH 3730. UI retirement benefits are subject to Regents’ approval and may be altered or discontinued at any time. [See FSH 3730] [ed. 12-18]

A-1. Life Insurance. The university retiree death benefit is available to Tier 1 retirees only and a set amount based on Plan Documents at the time of the event. [rev. 12-18]

A-2. Health Benefits. Retirees who qualify may continue their medical and dental coverage for themselves as well as for their qualified dependents’ after retirement. Health coverage for qualified retirees is provided in a Retiree Medical Plan. Once the retiree qualifies for Medicare Parts A and B, these must be accepted when first eligible. Dental benefits cease upon Medicare eligibility. In the event that Medicare is not accepted when the member first becomes eligible, coverage under the UI Retiree Health Plan will cease and rights of participation in the Plan will forever be forfeited. Medicare becomes primary under the retiree program and benefits with Medicare are coordinated on a carved-out basis. See Summary Plan Description for Retiree Medical Benefits at Benefits Website for more information. [ed. 12-18]

There is no open enrollment period for retirees. Adding or dropping dependents requires a qualified life event change. [ed. 12-18]

B. Process. A prospective retiree must meet with Benefit Services prior to retirement to determine eligibility for retiree medical and life insurance, as well as other benefits.

B-1. Confirm life insurance beneficiary data. At time of retirement, the prospective retiree must review and update his/her beneficiary data. These documents are filed in Benefit Services and may be reviewed at any time. Current beneficiary addresses are very important, as is notifying your beneficiary of the available benefit. [ed. 12-18]

B-2. Payments Statements for retiree medical plan for either a qualified self-pay retiree and or dependents are sent to the retiree at the address on file. Failure to pay contributions may result in cancellation of coverage and may affect eligibility for continued participation. [ed. 12-18]

Administrative Procedures Manual

Office of the Faculty Secretary

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1106
Moscow, ID 83844-1106

Phone: 208-885-6151

Fax: 208-885-8947

Administrative Building