Continuing Insurance at Retirement

Eligible employees, who meet the qualifications, may continue insurance coverage at retirement for themselves and their covered eligible dependents. The qualifications are different for central state, higher education, local education and local government retirees, so be sure to review the information for your particular employer group.

This page provides resources that explain benefits available to you as a retiree. It is important that you understand your benefits and make informed decisions as you prepare for retirement.

If you are an active employee, your human resources director or agency benefits coordinator will be able to answer benefits-related questions and help you apply to continue insurance coverage. Once you leave employment, your primary point of contact will be the Benefits Administration service center.

Benefits Administration
800.253.9981 or 615.741.3590
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT

If you have questions about member or dependent eligibility or enrollment in one of the state retiree insurance plans, please call our Service Center at  800-253-9981 or email us at We can help you over the phone or by email.

Additional Enrollment Information
Please see the Publications section of this website to view comparisons of covered services and detailed member handbooks. Enrollment applications are available on the Forms Page.