Eligibility for Retiree Medical and Life Insurance Benefits


You are eligible for retiree medical and life insurance benefits from NYU if:

  • your age plus years of continuous, full-time service equals 70 or more, and you're at least age 55 with at least ten years of service;
  • or you completed ten years of continuous, full-time service as of September 1, 1991, regardless of age;
  • or if you have 15 or more years of continuous, full-time service and you are found eligible for Long-Term Disability.
Eligible Dependents

An eligible Dependent is considered to be:

  • Your legal Spouse / registered Domestic Partner
  • Your or your Spouse's/ Domestic Partner’s child(ren):
    • who are under age 26. (applicable to the Point of Service (POS) Plans)
    • who are under age 19 or under the age of 25, unmarried, and a full-time student. (applicable to the Retiree Medical Plan)
    • who become disabled (applicable to all plans)

For more details, see Coverage for Dependents (PDF).