Eligibility

  • you are a retiree of any age returning to work for the University of Kentucky on a temporary or part-time basis for at least eight hours per week minimum, on average (.2 FTE).

*Note: If you meet certain retirement eligibility criteria and were hired on or after January 1, 2006, you are eligible to participate in a University retiree health care plan on an “access only” basis: Upon retirement, you may participate in a University retiree health care plan by paying the full cost of the group rate health premium for retirees.

Eligible to Retire as of July 1, 2007 (or already retired)

You meet certain retirement eligibility criteria and are eligible to retire as of July 1, 2007, you are eligible to remain on a health plan with the University's single plan contribution continuing.

Employees retired or eligible to retire as of July 1, 2007 will receive a credit of $707 towards the health plans for 2016-2017.

Rates for UK-HMO, UK-RHP and UK-PPO

Rates for UK-EPO


You are a retiree of any age returning to work for the University of Kentucky on a temporary or part-time basis for at least eight hours per week minimum, on average (.2 FTE). You and/or covered UK Retiree Actively Working at UK spouse may be enrolled in any of UK’s sponsored retiree health plans except the Medicare Carveout Classic plan. Working retirees at .19 FTE or less are not eligible for the working retiree health plans.

*Note: 20% employment (.2 FTE) is generally defined as working 8 hours weekly or 7.5 hours weekly depending on whether the planned working time is based on a 40 or 37.5 hour week.

Benefits Structure Coverage Level Monthly Rate UK Credit Monthly Cost

UK-HMO Lexington or UK-RHP Regional Health Plan

Retiree or Spouse Only $483 $457 $ 26
Retiree + Child(ren) $724 $457 $267
Retiree + Spouse $965 $457 $508
Retiree + Family $1,208 $457 $751
UK-PPO Administered by Anthem Retiree or Spouse Only $483 $457 $ 26
Retiree + Child(ren) $724 $457 $267
Retiree + Spouse $965 $457 $508
Retiree + Family $1,208 $457 $751
UK-EPO Administered by Anthem Retiree or Spouse Only $615 $457 $158
Retiree + Child(ren) $923 $457 $466
Retiree + Spouse $1,231 $457 $774
Retiree + Family $1,539 $457 $1,082

Eligible to Retire After July 1, 2007

You meet certain retirement eligibility criteria and are eligible to retire after July 1, 2007, you are eligible to remain on a health plan with the monthly Retiree Only premium being determined by age and years of service.

Monthly Retiree Only costs will be determined by age and years of service. Determine your rates with the Health Plan Rates Calculator.