Retiree Health and Life Insurance
As a retiree with the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), you and your spouse can elect to remain in the state's health insurance program for their lifetime.
Retirees who are currently enrolled in the Board of Regents or KPERS retirement plan can elect to remain in the state's health insurance program for their lifetime. The state's health care coverage ends the last day of the month of active employment.
Retirees may continue in the state health plan by paying the full premiums and enroll in Medicare when eligible. The retiree's spouse can also elect to remain in the state's program for his/her lifetime even if the retiree is deceased. Retirees pay for premiums monthly from their bank accounts or by check.
If retiring at 65 years or older, a person must apply for Medicare-Part A and B in order to continue supplemental coverage under the state plan. Once Medicare becomes the primary insurer, the state of Kansas plan becomes the secondary insurer.
- Learn about the Medicare Supplemental Plan at the State Employee Health Plan website.
Your basic (1½ times annual salary) life insurance will end your last paid day and your optional group life insurance will end on the last day of the month in which you retire. You will be given the opportunity to convert or port any or part of this coverage to an individual, whole-life policy with Minnesota l Life Insurance Company.
- Forms are available in your HR office or on the KPERS website.