Eligibility by Current Hire Date

1/1/2020 And After

E-classes: F1, P1, H1

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.  
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Not eligible if hired or rehired on or after January 1, 2020

E-classes: F3, P3, H3

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment.   
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits:
    • F3: Only eligible if originally hired before January 1, 2020. Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment and must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement with 15 years of cumulative** participation in the healthcare plan. Prior to age 65 participation must be while actively employed.
    • P3 and H3: Not eligible if hired or rehired on or after January 1, 2020

E-classes: A1, B1, E1, N1, P5, H5

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment. 
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Not eligible if hired or rehired on or after January 1, 2020

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Emeritus/Emerita, Honoratus/Honorata, or Retirement status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Emeritus/Emerita, Honoratus/Honorata, or Retirement status.

E-classes: F1, P1, H1

  • Emeritus/Emerita Status: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retain position title with the addition of Emeritus/Emerita
  • May participate in commencement ceremonies
  • Recognition at the Omega Dinner (or then current event for retiring faculty/professional personnel)
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children
  • May participate in faculty meetings

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. Receiving Emeritus/Emerita status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Emeritus/Emerita status.

E-classes: F3, P3, H3

  • Honoratus/Honorata: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment.
  • Retain position title with the addition of Honoratus/Honorata
  • May participate in commencement ceremonies
  • Recognition at the Omega Dinner (or then current event for retiring faculty/professional personnel)
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Honoratus/Honorata status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Honoratus/Honorata status.

E-classes: A1, B1, E1, N1, P5, H5

  • Retirement Status: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. Receiving Retirement status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Retirement status.

E-classes: F1, P1, H1

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment and must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement and have 15 years of cumulative** participation in the healthcare plan. Prior to age 65 participation must be while actively employed.

E-classes: F3, P3, H3

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment.
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment and must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement and have 15 years of cumulative** participation in the healthcare plan. Prior to age 65 participation must be while actively employed.

E-classes: A1, B1, E1, N1, P5, H5 

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment, must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement, and have 15 years of cumulative** participation in the healthcare plan. Prior to age 65 participation must be while actively employed.

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Emeritus/Emerita, Honoratus/Honorata, or Retirement status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Emeritus/Emerita, Honoratus/Honorata, or Retirement status.

E-classes: F1, P1, H1

  • Emeritus/Emerita Status: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retain position title with the addition of Emeritus/Emerita
  • May participate in commencement ceremonies
  • Recognition at the Omega Dinner (or then current event for retiring faculty/professional personnel)
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children
  • May participate in faculty meetings

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Emeritus/Emerita status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Emeritus/Emerita status.

E-classes: F3, P3, H3

  • Honoratus/Honorata: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment.
  • Retain position title with the addition of Honoratus/Honorata
  • May participate in commencement ceremonies
  • Recognition at the Omega Dinner (or then current event for retiring faculty/professional personnel)
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Honoratus/Honorata status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Honoratus/Honorata status.

E-classes: A1, B1, E1, N1, P5, H5

  • Retirement Status: Must be at least 62 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Retirement status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Retirement status.

E-classes: F1, P1, H1

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment and must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement and have 15 years of cumulative** participation in the healthcare plan. Prior to age 65 participation must be while actively employed.

E-classes: F3, P3, H3

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment.
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment and must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement and have 15 years of cumulative** participation in the healthcare plan. Prior to age 65 participation must be while actively employed.

E-classes: A1, B1, E1, N1, P5, H5

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment and must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement and have 15 years of cumulative** participation in the healthcare plan. Prior to age 65 participation must be while actively employed.

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Emeritus/Emerita, Honoratus/Honorata, or Retirement status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Emeritus/Emerita, Honoratus/Honorata, or Retirement status.

E-classes: F1, P1, H1

  • Emeritus/Emerita Status: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retain position title with the addition of Emeritus/Emerita
  • May participate in commencement ceremonies
  • Recognition at the Omega Dinner (or then current event for retiring faculty/professional personnel)
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children
  • May participate in faculty meetings

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Emeritus/Emerita status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Emeritus/Emerita status.

E-classes: F3, P3, H3

  • Honoratus/Honorata: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment.
  • Retain position title with the addition of Honoratus/Honorata
  • May participate in commencement ceremonies
  • Recognition at the Omega Dinner (or then current event for retiring faculty/professional personnel)
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Honoratus/Honorata status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Honoratus/Honorata status.

E-classes: A1, B1, E1, N1, P5, H5

  • Retirement Status: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Retirement status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Retirement status.

E-classes: F1, P1, H1

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of continuous* full-time employment and must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement. If retiring prior to age 65, must be enrolled for minimum of one year or pay the equivalent premium cost. If retiring at age 65 or after, retiree must be enrolled in the healthcare plan at the time of retirement.

E-classes: F3, P3, H3

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of cumulative** full-time employment.
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of cumulative** full-time employment and must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement. If retiring prior to age 65, must be enrolled for minimum of one year or pay the equivalent premium cost. If retiring at age 65 or after, retiree must be enrolled in the healthcare plan at the time of retirement.

E-classes: A1, B1, E1, N1, P5, H5

  • Retiree Life Insurance Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retiree Health/Dental Benefits: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of continuous* full-time employment and must be enrolled in healthcare plan at time of retirement. If retiring prior to age 65, must be enrolled for minimum of one year or pay the equivalent premium cost. If retiring at age 65 or after, retiree must be enrolled in the healthcare plan at the time of retirement.

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Emeritus/Emerita, Honoratus/Honorata, or Retirement status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Emeritus/Emerita, Honoratus/Honorata, or Retirement status.

E-classes: F1, P1, H1

  • Emeritus/Emerita Status: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Retain position title with the addition of Emeritus/Emerita
  • May participate in commencement ceremonies
  • Recognition at the Omega Dinner (or then current event for retiring faculty/professional personnel)
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children
  • May participate in faculty meetings
  • If last date of hire precedes January 1, 1997: A lifetime non-transferable complimentary pass allowing up to 2 tickets, upon request, for Artist Series, Muncie Symphony Series, University Theatre Productions, home athletic events and other university sponsored events.

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. Receiving Emeritus/Emerita status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Emeritus/Emerita status.

E-classes: F3, P3, H3

  • Honoratus/Honorata: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of cumulative** full-time employment, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of cumulative** full-time employment.
  • Retain position title with the addition of Honoratus/Honorata
  • May participate in commencement ceremonies
  • Recognition at the Omega Dinner (or then current event for retiring faculty/professional personnel)
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children
  • If last date of hire precedes January 1, 1997: A lifetime non-transferable complimentary pass allowing up to 2 tickets, upon request, for Artist Series, Muncie Symphony Series, University Theatre Productions, home athletic events and other university sponsored events.

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. **Cumulative means any service for any dates of employment, regardless of breaks in service. Receiving Honoratus/Honorata status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Honoratus/Honorata status.

E-classes: A1, B1, E1, N1, P5, H5

  • Retirement Status: Must be at least 50 years of age and have at least 15 years of continuous* full-time employment, or be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of continuous* full-time employment.
  • Issuance of a permanent identification card for use of the library, physical education facilities, applicable discounts at Ball State Bookstore and certain other benefits normally available to actively employed regular full-time personnel
  • A life-time tag for free parking (yellow or green lot) - contact Parking Services for further details
  • Maintain Ball State email account
  • Participation in Tuition Remission Programs for Employees, Eligible Spouses and Dependent Children

Reference: December 13, 2019 Board Report pg. 165 - 166. *Continuous means no break in service, calculated from most recent date of employment. Receiving Retirement status does not guarantee qualification for retiree health, dental, and life insurance benefits and receiving retiree insurance benefits does not guarantee receiving Retirement status.

Retiree Health/Dental Benefits

Medical, prescription and dental coverage is available to eligible retirees.

Retiree Life Insurance

Eligible retirees are able to continue our group term life insurance policy. The amount of coverage to which you are entitled at retirement reduces to 103% of two times the final salary (or salary on June 30 in the year you attain age 66 if active beyond age 66) multiplied by 50%, up to a maximum benefit amount of $37,500. The university continues to pay its share of the premium. You will be billed for your share of the premium on a monthly basis.