Retiree Prescription Drug Benefit – Medicare Part D

Syracuse University Retiree Medical Plan Participants should consider enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan to cover the cost of prescription drugs if:

  • They retired on or after January 1, 2006 and are Medicare-eligible; or
  • They retired prior to January 1, 2006 and are in the extended retiree medical benefit.

Medicare Part D plan designs are offered by private insurance companies but are highly subsidized and regulated by Medicare. More information, including side by side comparisons of all available Medicare Part D plans in your resident state, is available from Medicare.

Participants who retired from SU prior to January 1, 2006 and are in their “five year period” with prescription drug benefits though SU should not enroll in a Medicare Part D plan.

Questions? Call the HR Service Center at 315.443.4042.


The benefits listed above apply as indicated to retired and emeritus faculty and retired staff members of Syracuse University. All benefits programs are subject to change. If any discrepancies exist between program-related communications and the Plan Document, the terms and conditions detailed in the Plan Document will control.