Retiree Health Plan

Three months prior to retiring, we recommend that you contact Tufts Support Services at (617) 627-7000 to request information regarding your eligibility and retiree health and dental options.

For details concerning eligibility, enrollment, coverage, plan benefits, changing plans, effective dates, cost and claim procedures, please review the Retiree Health Summary Plan Description.


Coverage Under Age 65

Retired employees who are under age 65 may elect, for themselves and their eligible dependents, health coverage that is the same health coverage they are enrolled in prior to retirement (although he/she may be eligible to change plans during Open Enrollment):

  • Tufts Quality Tiered Health Plan
  • Tufts Traditional Health Plan
  • Tufts Value Health Plan

Once the retiree reaches age 65, the participant will be moved to an age 65 and over health plan. A representative of Crosby Benefits Systems, (Tufts University Retiree Health Plan third party Administrator) will contact participants to discuss these options.

Coverage at Age 65 and Over

Retired employees who are age 65 and over may elect, for themselves and their eligible dependents, any one of the health plans Tufts University offers to individual who are eligible for Medicare coverage:

All eligible retirees must enroll in Medicare Part B coverage in order to enroll in a Tufts University sponsored post-retirement medical plan.

You can now apply for Social Security benefits (Medicare Part A and B coverage) online. Click on the icon below to begin.

Every effort has been made to describe the details of the Tufts University Retiree Health Plans accurately, completely and in easy-to-read language. If there is any question or discrepancy between this information and the plan’s legal documents, the latter will govern.

To help you achieve the highest degree of coverage in the event of any injury or illness, as well as allowing you to manage your health care expenses, the predefined terms and conditions of each retiree health plan must be followed. Remember that if these provisions are not followed as described, plan benefits may be reduced or denied.