Retirement Health Plans
retirees may continue health coverage through either the Arizona Department of
Administration (ADOA) or the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). If you
wish to continue coverage through Northern Arizona University’s Blue Cross Blue
Shield plan, you will need to enroll through ADOA. To be eligible for the health
insurance coverage, retirees must apply to receive income from a recognized
State of Arizona program at retirement.
must enroll in at least medical and/or dental coverage through ADOA in order to retain the right to enroll in any ADOA medical, dental or vision plan in the future.
same stipulation does not hold for the ASRS plans.
retiring employee whose spouse continues employment with the university in a
benefit-eligible position may continue health coverage as a dependent on the
spouse’s active employee coverage.
Before retiring, notify Human Resources to process the change in
Medicare part B
Retirees and/or dependents must enroll in Medicare Part B at retirement, if eligible, in order to receive the Medicare rate for any ADOA health plan.
Other health care options
may also obtain health coverage outside of ADOA or ASRS by enrolling
- A medicare part C plan
- A medicare supplement plan
- An individual plan
- A plan through a health exchange
from a Northern Arizona University group health plan to an individual plan at
or after retirement must be considered carefully. Make sure your new coverage is in effect before terminating
any retiree group health coverage.