Retiree Health Benefits at Yale Health

Yale offers retiree medical plans for those who meet benefits eligibility when they retire. Please refer to the Retiree Health page on It’s Your Yale.

Retirees and their spouses under age 65 at the time of retirement may continue to participate in Yale Health. Benefits remain the same as when you are actively employed and you are still members. Note: As of December 31, 2019, Medicare retirees will no longer be eligible to receive eye care services at the Yale Health Center.

Retirees and their spouses over the age of 65 at the time of retirement must enroll in Medicare Part A and B. The university currently offers retirees and eligible spouse/partner two options in Medicare Aetna Plans. Those who are current Yale Health patients must elect to enroll in the Aetna Medicare ESC Open Access PPO & PDP RX option in order to be eligible to continue to receive services at Yale Health Center. Those who are not enrolled in this plan will need to transition their medical care outside of Yale Health.

Retirees over age 65 are no longer members of Yale Health and are designated as Medicare Patients.

The Yale Health Pharmacy participates in the Aetna PDP prescription coverage. This plan is considered a Medicare D plan. You may not enroll in another Medicare D plan.

Claims for services received at Yale Health will be submitted to Aetna.

Enrollment in the Aetna Advantage options is administered by the Aetna Retiree Service Center at 1-800-338-4533, not Yale Employee Services.

The Yale Employee Services Center is available by phone at 203-432-5552 or send an e-mail to

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