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Retiring from the College

Faculty and staff who are age 60 or older, with at least 10 years of continuous full-time service, and who chose to retire from Hope College, are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Recognition as a Hope College retiree
  • Continuation of Hope College email account
  • Official “Retiree” sticker for ID (for access to the Dow, athletic events, theatre event discounts, Phelps/Cook dining options, Bookstore discounts, library resources)
  • Eligibility for Hope College’s Retiree Health Insurance plan (see details below)

2024 Retiree Health Insurance Policy  2024 Medicare Plus Blue Group PPO Benefits At A Glance  Medicare Plus Blue Group PPO Application Electronic Funds Transfer Form for Automatic Payment of Retiree Premiums 

Additional Resources
  • The Insurance Group - Stacy Segrist Kamphuis|Doug Kamphuis - Free Medicare Expertise & Voted Best of the Best Insurance Agency & Customer Service for six years.  Elite Medicare agents for Priority Health & Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Team of 11 are ready to help throughout the year.
  • The Custer Insurance Agency - Medicare is not "one size fits all" and your unique circumstances will determine what option is best for you. Give us a call to discuss what plan is the best fit for you. 
  • Lighthouse Group Resource Center - The Retiree Healthcare Resource Center provides Medicare Specialists, who are an advocate with extraordinary experience and knowledge to research and help you understand the Medicare options available to you pre and post-retirement.
  • Social Security Retirement Planning Workshops - The Social Security Administration hosts webinars (registration required) on one day each month. This webinar is interactive, so you may ask questions throughout the presentation.