Retirees

Thank you for dedicating your career to Kalamazoo College.
Please allow us to continue to support you.

Information for pre-age 65 retirees


Health, dental, and vision insurance continues with ASR for pre-65 retirees. Please contact Human Resources for retiree premiums.

Your health insurance payment can be made online on Hornet HQ. Please visit HornetHQ Payment Instructions for assistance.

Pre-65 Open Enrollment – Pre-65 retirees, spouses and dependents can enroll now by clicking here. Enrollment forms must be completed online by 11:59pm June 1st, 2020. If you have questions please contact Jennifer.Williams@Kzoo.edu.

Vision Program – Rx Optical provides the RX Optical Vision Advantage Program to all Kalamazoo College retirees, regardless of eligibility for other benefits. If you are interested in the program please visit Jenn Williams in Human Resources to pick up a discount card and a RX Optical Vision Advantage Program Coupon. If you would like a card sent to your home address, please email HR.Benefits@kzoo.edu.

Life Insurance – You can receive a benefit amount of $3,500 through Unum.

Beneficiaries – Please complete the first section for basic life insurance, sign page two and return to:
Attn: Benefits
Kalamazoo College
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
or email to HR.Benefits@kzoo.edu.


Information for retirees who have attained age 65 or better


Health, dental, and vision – Kalamazoo College is proud to partner with Emeriti Retirement Health for Medicare supplemental health and prescription plans. For your convenience, Emeriti offers an option, no fee, Rx Debit Card.

Review the 2020 Aetna Open Enrollment Presentation for information on Aetna’s plans effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. To enroll in Aetna plans for 2020 please call 1.866.EMERITI (1.866.363.7484).

Kalamazoo College partners with specialists to provide personalized assistance.

  • Aetna Advisor: 1.855.212.5666 (Personalized counseling)
  • Aetna Medicare Member Services: 1.888.267.2637
  • Emeriti Service Center: 1.866.363.7484 (Request an enrollment kit)
  • Emeriti: www.MyEmeritiBenefits.org (Reimbursements and claim submission)
  • TIAA: 1.866.363.7484 option #3 (TIAA account access)

Vision Program – Rx Optical provides the RX Optical Vision Advantage Program to all Kalamazoo College retirees, regardless of eligibility for other benefits. If you are interested in the program please visit Jenn Williams in Human Resources to pick up a discount card and a RX Optical Vision Advantage Program Coupon. If you would like a card sent to your home address, please email HR.Benefits@kzoo.edu.

Life Insurance – You can receive a benefit amount of $3,500 through Unum.

Beneficiaries – Please complete the first section for basic life insurance, sign page two and return to:
Attn: Benefits
Kalamazoo College
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
or email to HR.Benefits@kzoo.edu.

Definition of Retirement at Kalamazoo College

Retirement eligibility is defined by the College as minimum age 55 years with at least ten years of continuous service, or for late hires, minimum age 65 years with at least five years of continuous service. Benefit eligible employees who participate in the Emeriti Retirement Health Plan and who terminate employment after attaining retirement eligibility as defined under the Plan are eligible for certain health benefits in retirement.

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