Retiree Town Hall Meeting
NMSU Benefit Services held a question and answer meeting for all interested parties regarding the retiree medical insurance program on November 14, 2017. A representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico was at the meeting.
- Agreement for Automatic Draft of Insurance Premiums
- Discontinue Medical/Life Insurance Benefit
- Retiree Life- Change Beneficiary Form
- Tuition Reduction- Certificate of Dependency for child
- Tuition Remission- Retiree/Spouse/Partner Form
Las Cruces Community Health Resources
We are pleased to announce programs that will allow our retirees expedited access to local clinics for health related issues. All services will be billed through your insurance carrier and are subject to your specific plan rules. See the Las Cruces Health Resources page for details.
Return to Work Retiree (RTW)
If you are a NMERB RTW or a retiree being re-hired with the RTW exception, see section 7.27 of the NMSU Policy Manual for details.
Retiree Medical Insurance
Provider: BlueCross BlueShield of NM
Phone for PPO & Medigap Plan G: 1-866-369-6678
Phone for Medigap Plan G Part D: 1-877-838-3833
2018 Plan Information
Preferred Provider Plan (PPO)
Medigap Plan G
Blue Medicare Rx Formulary – subject to change
NOTE: The Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services allows enrollment in only one Medicare Part D plan at a time. If at any time you enroll in another Part D product, CMS will notify NMSU. NMSU will cancel you from both the medical and prescription program provided through NMSU. Once cancelled you cannot re-enroll at a later date.
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Retiree Life Insurance
Provider: Dearborn National
For questions or to file a claim contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To change your beneficiary, complete the Beneficiary Change Form and submit it to Benefit Services via fax at 575-646-2806 or mail to P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3HRS, Las Cruces, NM 88003.
The Insurance Committee is a sub-committee of NMSU Employee Council charged with investigating, evaluating, and making recommendations to Employee Council involving matters and policies affecting employee and retiree insurance. Inquiries for the Insurance Committee may be emailed to email@example.com.
Retiree and Spouse/Domestic Partner
Retirees of NMSU are eligible for tuition remission benefits for themselves and their spouse/domestic partner. Retirees may take up to a full load of classes (18 credit hours) per session for free. Retiree spouses/qualified domestic partners are eligible to take one class if the retiree does not take any classes during the same session.
The benefit does not cover additional fees such as ASNMSU fees or the purchase of course required textbooks or software. Retirees are responsible for payment of any general or additional fees incurred as part of the registration in the class(es). To see a list of the scheduled fees, please visit the University Accounts Receivable website at http://uar.nmsu.edu/tuition-fees/.
To utilize this benefit retirees must complete and submit a Retiree Tuition Remission Form every session before the deadlines below. Failure to timely submit a waiver will result in full tuition billed to the student account.
- FALL session – November 1st
- SPRING session – April 1st
- SUMMER session – August 1st
Dependent Children of Retiree
Dependent children of a retiree may receive a 50% reduction in tuition for NMSU courses up to 18 credit hours per semester. Please see the Child Tuition page for full details.
Long Term Care
The objective of this program is to offer retirees affordable coverage that will provide meaningful benefits for most long-term care expenses. This insurance is intended to complement health care plans by providing benefits for extended care resulting from long-term, chronic illnesses or injuries that Medicare and health care plans are not designed to cover. Long-term care insurance helps offset the costs of care that a person may need at home, in an adult day care center, a nursing home or in an assisted living/residential care facility. Long-term care consists mostly of “custodial care,” or assistance with daily activities, such as bathing and dressing, rather than medical care that would be covered by insurance such as Medicare or a health plan.
Ph: (800) 416-3624 (Dedicated NMSU Customer Service line Monday – Friday 6:00am – 6:00pm)
Official NMSU Retirees are eligible. Retirees must be less than age 80 at time of enrollment. Family members may be eligible for coverage. See Genworth enrollment site for details.
Enrollment must be completed through the Genworth enrollment site. A personal ID and password will be required. Please contact Human Resources at (575) 646-8000 and be prepared to provide your Aggie ID number.
Discounts & Memberships
Retirees have access to the following discounts and memberships. The items ending in an asterisk (*) indicate benefits that are available to spouses and surviving spouses of retirees.