Your Benefits as an Officer Retiree

Columbia University offers Officer retirees a wide range of benefits that help you stay well and protect yourself and your family. Here is an overview of the benefits that you will keep upon retirement.

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BenefitAvailable When You Retire?
Medical, Prescription and Vision CoverageYes, if eligibility requirements have been met*
Dental CoverageYes, if eligibility requirements have been met*
Tuition ExemptionYes, if eligibility requirements have been met**
College Tuition Scholarship (CTS)Yes, if eligibility requirements have been met**
Primary Tuition Scholarship (PTS)Yes, if eligibility requirements have been met**
Long-Term CareYes, if enrolled prior to retirement
Long-Term DisabilityNo, ceases upon retirement
Flexible and Dependent Care Spending AccountsNo, ceases upon retirement (claims must be submitted by March 31 of the year following retirement for expenses incurred in the current year up through last day worked)
Health Savings Account (HSA)Contributions cease but funds are available 
Transit/Parking Reimbursement ProgramNo, ceases upon retirement (claims must be submitted by March 31 of the year following retirement for expenses incurred in the current year up through last day worked)
Voluntary Retirement Savings PlanContributions cease but funds are available 
University Retirement PlanContributions cease but funds are available 
Life InsuranceYes, can be converted to an individual policy

 

*Officers must be 55 years or older and have 10 or more years of full-time regular benefits-eligible service with the University, after age 45.

**Officer must be 55 years or older and must have completed 10 years of continuous benefits-eligible service as a regular, full-time Officers after age 45 and must have retired immediately after termination of employment with Columbia University.