Retiree Health Insurance
Brown University worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and National Employee Benefit Companies (NEBCO) to offer eligible retirees the opportunity to enroll in one of two retiree health programs. Both programs include prescription drug coverage and are fully retiree-paid. This benefit is available to all retired faculty and staff ages 65 and above and spouses and/or partners also ages 65 and above. For additional information, refer to the Benefits Information Guide, Appendix 2.
BCBSRI offers eligible Brown retirees BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Preferred, a comprehensive, coordinated care plan for retirees eligible for Medicare Parts A and B. This plan, designed for retirees whose legal residence is in Rhode Island, provides an extensive statewide network of providers and all of the same benefits as original Medicare, along with coverage for annual physicals, eyeglasses, dental services, hearing aids and fitness memberships. Please note that individual BlueCHiP for Medicare plans are also available through BCBSRI. For questions and additional information, please contact a Customer Service Specialist at 1-800-505-2583.
For eligible Brown retirees who live in or outside Rhode Island, NEBCO provides special access to retiree medical plans (underwritten by The Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Company) to supplement the coverage provided by Medicare Parts A and B. The NEBCO plans offer participants the freedom to choose individual doctors and hospitals. For questions and additional information, please contact a Customer Service Specialist at 1-888-883-3757.