Open Enrollment Notice!
The Open Enrollment period for Post-65 retirees is active November 6 through December 4, 2023.
The open enrollment period is your opportunity to review your benefit options and change your current elections. No action is required unless you are making changes, opting in for the first time, or opting out of coverage.
You are encouraged to review the Post-65 Retiree Health Care Plans Summary Guide, available in a flipbook version and a PDF version, for detailed information about the available medical, dental, and vision plans; information about the Defined Dollar Benefit (DDB) program; enrollment information, contact information; and more.
Interested in learning more about your post-65 retiree benefits? Watch a recording of our virtual information session held on November 9.
Questions about your benefits as a post-65 retiree or about the enrollment period should be directed to Benefit Management Services (BMS) by emailing PITT-BMSdocs@upmc.edu or by calling 1-888-499-6885. BMS hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Please review the information and various links we've provided to assist you if you are planning on retiring from the University at this time:
- Steps Toward Retirement Checklist: It is recommended that you begin the retirement process at a minimum of three (3) months prior to your retirement date. The Steps Toward Retirement Checklist will assist you in your planning.
- On-demand retiree information session: Review the recorded retiree information session for basic information about retiring from the University and related benefits. (The session slide deck is also available.)
- Medicare: You should apply for Medicare Part A/B online once you reach age 65 while you are working, as it is at no-cost to you. Medicare Part B is not required while you are actively working and have health coverage.
- As part of the retirement process, 1-2 months prior to your retirement date, the Benefits Department will provide you with an employer verification form that should be mailed in with your Medicare Part B application to your local social security office. For more information, visit www.socialsecurity.gov or www.medicare.gov.
- Medicare Counseling PA MEDI Program
If you have additional questions on retirement or eligibility, please contact the Benefits Department by calling 833-852-2210 or by submitting an inquiry online.