Benefits for Retirees of Georgetown University
Resources for 2014 Retiree Benefits:
- 2014 Retiree Benefits Guide (pdf)
- 2014 Retiree Open Enrollment Newsletter (pdf)
- 2013 Retiree Benefits Guide (pdf)
- Extend Health Retiree Presentation (video)
- Extend Health Retiree Teleconference Presentation Oct 2013 (pdf)
Have questions about Extend Health? You can reach their benefit representatives dedicated to the Georgetown retiree (post-65) community at 1-855-835-3863, 8am - 9pm, Monday - Friday.
When you terminate from the University after the attainment of age 55 and the completion of 10 years of service, you are eligible for retiree benefits. You must meet both the age and service requirements in order to be eligible for this benefit. For example, if you terminate employment at age 68 with 6 years of service, or if you terminate employment at age 54 with 30 years of service, you will not be eligible for the retirement benefits listed below. However, if you meet the age and service requirements, you will be eligible for retiree benefits regardless of the reason for your termination (voluntary, involuntary, layoff, etc).
Specifically, to be eligible for retiree medical and life insurance you must be working at least 75% time or 30 hours per week at the time that you retire from Georgetown. To qualify for retiree medical insurance, you must also be enrolled in a medical plan through the university at the time of retirement. To qualify for tuition assistance benefits in retirement you must have met the service requirement while working at least 90% time or 36 hours per week.
- Continuing your medical insurance*;
- voluntary, dental insurance*;
- $5,000 face value of life insurance; and
- Tuition benefits for yourself or your dependent children.
All terminating employees, regardless of their age and years of service, are eligible for a distribution of their vested benefits from the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, the Voluntary Contribution Retirement Plan, and the Georgetown University Retirement Plan ("GURP"), as applicable.
- Reduction from monthly Georgetown University Retirement Plan (GURP) annuity OR
- Reduction from monthly TIAA-CREF annuity.
- If retiree does not receive an annuity from the sources listed above then they will be required to pay by direct debit or personal check.
- COBRA regulations require us to send you this paperwork
- You may be interested in electing COBRA for your dental insurance (see preceding paragraph).
Questions? Colonial HealthCare, Inc. partners with Georgetown University in administering our Retiree Benefits. You may contact Colonial HealthCare at 1-877-819-9413 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.