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. The
same stipulation does not hold for the ASRS plans.
Review the Retiree Health Care Premiums
for ADOA 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.
Retirement System (ASRS)
employees from ASRS, PSPRS and Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), have additional
health and dental plan options available through the Arizona State Retirement
If enrolled in the ASRS heath care retiree plans all premium payments, open
enrollments, and qualified life event changes will happen through ASRS. Please
be aware of mail and email you receive from them, especially every fall during
find out about on the health care options available through ASRS call
800.621.3778 or go https://www.azasrs.gov/content/health-care
Review the 2016 ASRS Group Insurance Guide
Other health care options
Retirees may also obtain health coverage outside of ADOA or ASRS by enrolling in a:
- A medicare part C plan
- A medicare supplement plan
- An individual plan
- A plan through a health exchange
Transitioning 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.