Retiree Health and Dental Plans

Retiree Health Plans

Brown University works 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-paid health programs. Both programs include prescription drug coverage. This benefit is available to all retired faculty and staff age 65 and above, as well as spouses also age 65 and above. 


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 is designed for retirees whose legal residence is in Rhode Island. This plan also:

  • Provides an extensive statewide network of providers.
  • Provides all of the same benefits as original Medicare, along with coverage for annual physicals, eyeglasses, dental services, hearing aids, and fitness memberships.

​Individual BlueCHiP for Medicare plans are also available through BCBSRI. 

Contact a Customer Service Specialist at 1-800-505-2583 with questions or for additional information.


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 retirees can compare options to make the best decision for themselves. 

Contact Doctor's Choice for a complimentary consultation at 401-404-7373.

Doctor's Choice Website

Retiree Dental Plan

Brown University works with Delta Dental of Rhode Island to offer retirees an affordable, easy-to-use dental plan.  Employees and their spouses are eligible to join the program as individual members, if they were insured under the Brown University group dental plan on their last day of employment.

Contact Customer Service at 1-800-843-3582 for questions or additional information.