Virtual Fair: Retiree Benefits
Retiree Plans Age 65+
Retirees may enroll in medical and dental benefits through the University. Special plans for Medicare-eligible employees (retirees over 65 and employees with disability) are detailed on this page. Dental plans for all retirees are the same as those for active employees, but the retiree will pay the whole monthly premium.
During Open Enrollment, you may enroll in, change, or cancel coverage using this form. If you are satisfied with your current retiree benefits and do not want to make a change, you do not need to fill and return the form. The University provides a number of plan offerings from which to choose—you can check out resources below, and compare plan offerings in the Retiree Guide.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Find additional resources or speak to a live Blue Cross Blue Shield representative using the Blue Cross Blue Shield UMN Retirees webpage.
Here is an overview of the Blue Cross Blue Shield plan offerings for retirees:
Compare the Blue Cross plan offerings for retirees:
Speak to a live HealthPartners representative by calling 952-883-7428 or 866-993-7428 (TTY: 711), or visiting the HealthPartners page for UMN Retirees.
Use the HealthPartners Group Medicare Solution Booklet to look at specific benefit coverage and further resources.
Talk to a live Medica representative, find medication or benefit info, and find care providers using Medica’s page for UMN Retirees.
Here is an overview of Medica’s plan offerings for retirees:
Resources and flyers for download:
Learn about your Benefit Options with the 2021 Medica Benefits Grid.
- Compare your Medicare choices in Plan 1: Medicare Advantage (PPO) or Prime Solution (Cost)
- Compare your Medicare choices in Plan 2: Medicare Advantage (PPO) or Prime Solution (Cost)
Contact UCare and learn more about their offerings on the UCare webpage.
Learn about UCare plan offerings for retirees:
Read about UCare’s coverage:
Retiree Plans Under Age 65
Medical plans for retirees under 65 are the same as those for active employees, though the retiree will pay the whole monthly premium. Dental plans for all retirees are the same as those for active employees, but the retiree will pay the whole monthly premium.
During Open Enrollment, you may enroll in, change, or cancel coverage using this form.
Learn about Social Security benefits, including Medicare registration, as you plan your retirement. Get started with these materials:
The state of Minnesota provides free resources for retirees, including more information on Medicare, on the Senior LinkAge website. You can also call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to discuss Medicare plans.