Retiree Health Benefits Committee - Overview
Approved UK Retiree Health Benefit Changes Detailed
at Recent Events
Click here to view the Online Video of This Event!
In September 2006, Employees and retirees had the opportunity to attend one of several open forum events designed to highlight University-approved retiree health benefit changes (Click here for details on recent forums). For your convenience, we have posted a video recording of a recent retiree health open forum presentation here.
If you would like to request a separate retiree health benefits presentation for your department or unit, please contact Jolie Preston at (859) 257-2124 or Jolie.Preston@uky.edu.
Click here to view the Estimated Rates for University RETIREES Based on the Age - Service Table (The Age-Service Table only applies to retirees that are under the age of 65 and who are not eligible to retire by 7/1/07).
Click here to view the Estimated Rates for Pre-65 RETIREES (Early Retirees) Who Are Retired Or Eligible To Retire As Of 7/1/07.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Changes Highlighted in Letter to Employees
Pending changes to UK retiree health benefits will be highlighted further in letters sent to employee and retiree homes during the week of September 4. The text of these materials is included below.
Information for Employees
"We are pleased that the coming changes will seek to preserve...
UK’s retiree health benefit."
Executive Vice President
for Finance and Administration
Click here to read the full text of the annoucement letter sent to employees.
Click here to review the "Age-Service Table for Employees Hired Before January 1, 2006 Who Become Eligible to Retire After July 1, 2007."
Information for Retirees
Click here to read the full text of the announcement letter sent to retirees.
Click here to read the "What I Need to Know..." fact sheet for Medicare-eligible retirees.
Click here to read the "What I Need to Know..." fact sheet for under Age 65 retirees not yet eligible for Medicare.
Click here to view the Estimated Rates For Pre-65 RETIREES (Early Retirees) Who Are Retired Or Eligible To Retire As Of 7/1/07.
About the Retiree Health Benefits Committee
The Retiree Health Committee is an advisory subcommittee appointed by the President of the University of Kentucky. The Retiree Health Committee also reports to the President through the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration. The purpose of the subcommittee is to further study and make recommendations regarding the proposed changes to the Retiree Health Care Benefit.
The Health Benefits Committee began its work in January, 2005. Over the course of 2005, the Committee held numerous meetings, conducted several open forums, and closed by making its final recommendations to the Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration in December.
All Retiree Health Benefits Committee minutes, presentations, research, and reports are available online. The Committee would like to encourage employees and retirees to review the online information.
Click here to see a schedule of all past Open Forum events.