Retiree Benefits

NOTICE: Retiree health insurance coverage will no longer be provided for employees hired on or after July 1, 2016.

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 2019.


Download the Presentation (PowerPoint)

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 ARP 6.15 – Re-Employment of Retirees.

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

NOTICE: Retiree health insurance coverage will no longer be provided for employees hired on or after July 1, 2016.

2019 & 2020 Plan Information

Preferred Provider Plan (PPO)

2019 PPO Plan Summary

2019 PPO Plan Rates

2020 PPO Plan Summary

2020 PPO Plan Rates

PPO Plan Document

Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice

Medigap Plan G

2019 Medigap Plan G Summary

2019 Medigap Plan G Rates

2020 Medigap Plan G Summary

2020 Medigap Plan G Rates

Blue Medicare Rx Formulary – subject to change

Medigap Plan G Plan Document

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.

Retiree Life Insurance

Provider: Dearborn National
For questions or to file a claim contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or

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.

More Resources: Retiree Term Life Insurance Booklet & Certificate | Online Will Preparation | Travel Resource Services | Beneficiary Resource Services

Insurance Committee

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

Educational Assistance

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

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 Cactus_Flowers_pinkprovide 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.


Genworth Financial
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.