A “retiree” is any faculty/staff member who retires from Bentley University after 10 years of full-time service at age 60 or older. However, retiree health benefits are only available to employees hired before January 1, 2000, who retire from Bentley. Employees hired on or after January 1, 2000 are not eligible to participate in retiree health benefits. Please refer to Retiree Benefits Available to All Retirees for more information.
Retirees under age 65 may continue their individual or family medical coverage in effect as of their retirement date. The retiree will be required to contribute a portion of the premium. This amount is different than what active employees pay. Please refer to the applicable rate chart under Retiree Medical Premiums.
For retirees or covered dependents age 65 and older, the retiree's or eligible dependent's primary insurer is Medicare. Once covered under Medicare parts A & B, the retiree may enroll in one of the University's supplemental retiree health plans by paying a portion of the premium. Eligible dependents may enroll but will pay 100% of the premium. Retirees may remain on these plans indefinitely as long as they continue paying their required premium contribution. Click here for the Summary Plan Description for Retiree Medical & Dental Benefits. The SPD will answer many of your questions about retiree medical coverage.
Bentley reserves the right to change health plan carriers and to modify the terms of its retiree health plans at any time without notice to plan participants.
If you need assistance enrolling in Medicare Parts A & B, please contact a local Social Security Office or Health Advocate for assistance.
Retiree Dental Insurance
Dental coverage is available to retirees at the COBRA rate (full premium plus 2%). Retirees may remain on the plan indefinitely as long as they continue paying their required premium contribution.
Retiree Vision Insurance
Vision insurance is available to retirees at the COBRA rate (full premium plus 2%). Retirees may remain on the plan indefinitely as long as they continue paying their required premium contribution.