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Approaching Age 65

Turning 65 may allow you to make changes to your health care benefits. Identify your status from the chart below to determine what, if any, changes you can make.

Your status Your Plan Your Changes
An active employee

Not planning to retire

Nothing changes
Planning to retire within three months Use our retirement checklists to plan for retirement
A current retiree And you (or your eligible dependent) are turning 65 Your benefits will change

Contact the University HR Service Team

Becoming Medicare Eligible

When you or your dependent become Medicare eligible, you must enroll in Medicare Parts A and B in order to continue eligibility for our retiree health care coverage.

Learn more about Medicare eligibility

Retiree Health Care 

We offer medical and dental coverage in retirement. University contributions toward the cost of your benefits will be based on when you meet the age and service requirements for retirement.

Learn about your retiree health care options

For Active Employees Planning to Retire and Current Retirees


Make your changes online

Log into My Benefits

For support, contact the University HR Service Team


31 days after the date of the event

*Remember, your medical plan eligibility is based on your home zip code. You must make changes within 31 days of the first day your new address takes effect, and if necessary, select a new medical plan.

Important Reminders

Contact the Social Security Administration to Enroll in Medicare

Call the Social Security Administration to enroll in Medicare Part A and B at (800) 772-1213 or visit the Social Security Administration websitePlease keep in mind that if you intend to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Health Plan with Kaiser or Health Net you will need to make sure Stanford, the Health Plan and Social Security all have the same physical home address.  You cannot use a PO Box for a Medicare Advantage home address.