Retiree Health and Dental Insurance

Retiree Health Insurance

Brown University worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and Doctor's Choice to offer eligible retirees the opportunity to enroll in one of two retiree health programs. Both programs include prescription drug coverage and are fully retiree-paid. This benefit is available to all retired faculty and staff ages 65 and above and spouses and/or partners also ages 65 and above.  For additional information, refer to the Benefits Information Guide, Appendix 2.


BCBSRI offers eligible Brown retirees BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Preferred, a comprehensive, coordinated care plan for retirees eligible for Medicare Parts A and B. This plan, designed for retirees whose legal residence is in Rhode Island, provides an extensive statewide network of providers and all of the same benefits as original Medicare, along with coverage for annual physicals, eyeglasses, dental services, hearing aids and fitness memberships. Please note that individual BlueCHiP for Medicare plans are also available through BCBSRI. For questions and additional information, please contact a Customer Service Specialist at 1-800-505-2583.

Doctor's Choice

Doctor's Choice is an independent agency that focuses on educating individuals about Medicare and offers plans from multiple insurance companies so you can compare options to make the best decision for yourself. Click here to view their website or call 401-404-7373 for a no cost consultation.

Retiree Dental Insurance

Brown University has worked with Delta Dental of RI to offer retirees an affordable, easy-to-use dental plan.  You and your spouse are eligible to join the program as individual members, if on your last day of employment you were insured under the Brown University group dental plan.  For questions and additional information about this program, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-843-3582.