|NMSU Retiree Benefit Eligibility:
Working After Retirement
Retirees are responsible for understanding the applicable rules for returning to work after retirement. Eligibility to return to work is determined by the NMERB, not NMSU, direct questions regarding returning to work to NMERB at email@example.com or 866-691-2345.
NMERB and Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) retirees must complete the NMERB Return to Work (RTW) Application and receive approval from NMERB before they can work at NMSU. The approved application must be received by NMSU Human Resource Services prior to working.
More info at http://www.nmerb.org/Return_to_workprogram.html
Retiree Health Insurance
Eligibility: See ARP 8.21 Parts 7 and 8 for eligibility information.
Provider: BlueCross BlueShield of NM
PPO & Medigap Plan G: 1-866-369-6678
Medigap Plan G Part D: 1-877-838-3833
For Part D visit myprime.com
BCBS Medical- Medigap (Parts G & D)
- BCBS Dental Insurance Highlight Sheet
- 2022 BCBS Dental and Vision Rate Sheet
- BCBS Dental Provider Directory for Las Cruces
- BlueCare Dental Enhanced Benefit Member Flier (Spanish)
- BlueCare Dental PPO Member Flier (Spanish)
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.
More BCBS Resources for Medigap Plan G and PPO Plans
|Blue Access for Members (BAM)|
|Blue 365 – A discount program for members|
|Well On Target – A personalized way to experience wellness|
|The BlueCard Program Overview (PPO ONLY)|
|Provider Finder/Cost Estimator (PPO ONLY)|
|Quick and easy way to find doctors (PPO ONLY)|
Retiree Life Insurance
Eligibility: see ARP 8.23 Part 7 for eligibility information.
Provider: Dearborn National
For questions or to file a claim contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to update your beneficiary information, please submit the Beneficiary Change Form to Benefit Services via fax at 575-646-2806 or mail to P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3HRS, Las Cruces, NM 88003.
NMSU Tuition Benefit
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 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.
Discounts & Memberships
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.