Retiree Benefits

DU Retirees Association

The DU Retirees Association provides opportunities for retirees to continue enjoying time with friends and colleagues while remaining engaged with the University. Under the leadership of the Board of Directors and in partnership with the DU Department of Human Resources & Inclusive Community, complimentary receptions, luncheons, programs, speakers, and activities are offered throughout the academic year.

Contact the DU Retirees Association at 303-871-3268.

The University of Denver is proud to provide benefits to our retirees. Available benefits are based on years of service.

  • Retirees with 5–19 Years of Service

    Eligibility

    Appointed faculty and staff who satisfy all three of the following criteria are eligible to officially receive retiree status from the University of Denver Retirees Association and are eligible for benefits:

    1. Left employment voluntarily
    2. Reached the age of 55 years
    3. Been employed in a benefited position continuously for a minimum of 5 years


    Benefits Summary

    Eligible appointed faculty and staff receive the following retiree benefits:

    1. Opportunity to apply for membership in the DU Retirees Association
    2. Opportunity to receive monthly DU Retirees e-blasts and newsletters providing news and updates about DU programs, activities, and available resources
    3. Opportunity to receive invitations to attend at least three DU Retirees social events on a complimentary basis annually
    4. Opportunity to receive discounted pricing for attendance at selected Lamont School of Music and/or home athletic events
    5. Opportunity to request and receive RTD booklets, subject to availability

     

    Apply for Membership

    Please complete the application. We will send you an email confirmation once we have received and reviewed your completed application.

     

  • Retirees with 20+ Years of Service

    Eligibility

    Appointed faculty and staff who satisfy all three of the following criteria are eligible to officially receive retiree status from the University of Denver Retirees Association and are eligible for benefits:

    1. Left employment voluntarily
    2. Reached the age of 55 years
    3. Been employed in a benefited position continuously for a minimum of 20 years*

    *Faculty members with emeritus status are eligible for retiree benefits regardless of their years of service.


    Benefits Summary

    Click the link below for a summary of the retiree benefits DU extends to its long-term employees.

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    Benefits Guides and Rates


    Additional Benefits

News and Events

  • November 5, 12, and 19 - Retirement Journey In Person (non-credit course)

    Join this non-credit course where Barbara Kreisman PhD., and guest speakers in their 60’s and 70s, who’ve migrated to life after full-time jobs, will examine big questions such as: When should I retire? What is it I fear most about leaving my work? What gives me meaning? How will I respond when asked “what do you do?” How will retirement affect my current relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and others?  We will also explore how to: maintain one’s health, form new habits and avoid surprises.

    Classes meet in person Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. MDT to 12:00 p.m. MDT on November 5, 12, and 19. 

    Learn more and register for the course today.

Longbrake Family Retiree Education Fund

The Longbrake Family Foundation Retiree Education Fund was created for the purpose of providing University of Denver retirees with a limited number of small stipends to assist with the financial portion of continuing education at DU. Expand the list items below to learn more about how to apply for and use the stipend, or make a contribution to the fund.

  • Rules and Eligibility
    • You must be a University of Denver retiree and belong to the DU Retirees Association.
    • You must apply for the stipend before the end of the quarter.
    • You may be awarded one stipend per quarter.
    • Eligible classes are those offered by the University of Denver OLLI and DU Enrichment programs only.
    • Stipends are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Both online and in-person classes are available at this time.
    • After the class has concluded, you will be sent a check for $50 or the cost of the class, whichever is less.
  • Class Information and Registration

    Click the links below to learn more about, and register for, available programs and classes.

  • Apply for the Stipend

    You must complete your application for the stipend before the end of the quarter in order to receive a check for $50 or the cost of the class, whichever is less. A check will be mailed to you after the class has concluded.

    Apply Now

  • Donations to the Longbrake Family Retiree Education Fund

    The Longbrake Family Retiree Education Fund, supporting life-long learning opportunities for DU retirees, has successfully realized its goal of $50,000 necessary to achieve endowment status at the University of Denver. To date, David Longbrake, Past President and active member of the DU Retirees Board, was successful in garnering a $35,000 challenge grant from the Longbrake Family Foundation. Since the announcement of this grant, additional donations have been generously contributed by DU retirees to bring the total to $52,352 as of April 20, 2021.

    This endowed fund will yield 4.5% interest annually, enabling the DU Retirees Association to award stipends subsidizing retiree enrollment in classes offered within the DU Enrichment Program and the OLLI Program. These funds will also be used to help support increased attendance at future Retiree Association events.

    Thanks to the leadership, persistence, and financial support of David Longbrake, this is the first endowment initiative of its kind launched by any retiree organization in higher education in the country.

    Future donations to this fund by DU retirees are encouraged and will enable the program to grow exponentially every year. A website has been set up to assist interested donors in directing their gifts to the Stipend Program fund.


    How to Give

    1. Mail your donation to:
      University of Denver
      Attn: Gift Processing
      PO Box 910585
      Denver, CO 80219-0585
    2. Call 303-871-2311 to make your donation via phone.
    3. Visit https://give.du.edu/ and click on "Give Now."
    4. To give using your IRA, appreciated stock, or other assets, contact Jon Kraus, Executive Director, Gift Planning for University of Denver Advancement at 303-871-4619 or jon.kraus@du.edu.

    Be sure to reference the "Longbrake Family Retiree Education Fund" when you make your gift. Thank you in advance for your support.

Resources

  • Find Medicare Coverage

    The University has partnered with GoHealth, a marketplace for Medicare plans, to assist employees in finding a plan that best meet their needs. Please see the following GoHealth flyers for more information and helpful tips:

    Contact GoHealth at 866-246-9681 (TTY users 7-1-1) to speak with a licensed agent.

  • Medicare Part B Enrollment Application

    Who Can Use this Application?

    People who are already enrolled in Medicare Part A can use this application to enroll in Medicare Part B.


    When Should I Use this Application?

    • If you're in your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) and live in Puerto Rico, you must use this form to apply for Medicare Part B.
    • If you're in your IEP and refused or did not sign up for Medicare Part B when you applied, you can use this form to apply for Part B.
    • If you want to sign up for Medicare Part B during the General Enrollment Period (GEP) from January 1 – March 31 each year, you can use this form.
    • If you refused Medicare Part B during your IEP because you had group health plan (GHP) coverage through your or your spouse's current employment, you may use this form to apply during your eight-month Special Enrollment Period (SEP).
    • If you have Medicare due to disability and refused Part B during your IEP because you had group health plan coverage through your, your spouse's, or your family member's current employment, you can use this form to apply.
    • You may use this form to apply for Medicare Part B during your eight-month Special Enrollment Period.

    Note: Your IEP lasts for seven months. It begins three months before your 65th birthday (or 25th month of disability) and ends three months after you reach 65 (or three months after your 25th month of disability).


    Access the Application

  • Request for Employment Information — Proof of Group Health Plan Coverage

    In order to apply for Medicare in a Special Enrollment Period, you must currently have or previously have had group health plan coverage within the last eight months through your or your spouse's current employment. People with disabilities must have large group health plan coverage based on your, your spouse's, or a family member's current employment.

    The Request for Employment Information form is used for proof of group health care coverage based on current employment. This information is needed to process your Medicare enrollment application. The employer that provides the group health plan coverage completes the information about your health care coverage and dates of employment.


    How Is the Form Completed?

    Complete the first section of the form so the employer can find and complete the information about your group health plan coverage and the employment of the person through whom you have that coverage. The employer completes the information in the second section and signs at the bottom.

    Access the Form

     

    Information Sessions

    March 23, 2022 – Medicare and DU-Sponsored Health Plans

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