Current Retiree

We value your contributions to JHU and want you to stay connected, whether you’re newly retired or well into your post-work years.

Click the tabs below to learn more about the privileges that come with being a JHU retiree, events and activities, volunteer opportunities, health benefits, and news of interest to you.

You also can get details on all our programs in our JHU Retiree Handbook.


As a retiree, you’re eligible for certain privileges at JHU that can help you stay connected and enriched. Whether it’s keeping your JHU email address, taking advantage of JHU-related memberships, participating in our tuition remission program, or getting discounts at a host of Hopkins venues, we’ve got something for you.

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Events & Activities

Our annual staff retiree recognition luncheon, held in early summer, recognizes new retirees, while our annual retiree party in December brings together all retired JHU faculty and staff for a holiday celebration.

We also periodically host field trips and book talks with JHU Press authors. And, of course, you can reunite with friends and former colleagues at university wide community activities such as Hopkins Night at Camden Yards.

Got a favorite event you think other JHU retirees would enjoy? Send a suggestion to or call 410-516-2000, and our Retiree Advisory Board will consider your suggestion.



If you’d like to give back to the community alongside your JHU peers, consider taking part in one of JHU’s many volunteer opportunities. JHU retiree volunteers also are needed in our office to assist with mailings, light clerical work, and staff events such as American Red Cross Blood Drives. To offer your services, please email or call 410-516-2000.

Health Benefits

When you retire, you may enroll in the JHU retiree health plan. You and your spouse or domestic partner must enroll in Medicare Parts A and B upon turning 65. and once that occurs, Medicare will become the primary insurer and the JHU retiree plan will become secondary.

If you waived coverage in the university medical plan at retirement, you will have one opportunity to enroll in the university’s available plan options within 30 days of losing your alternate medical coverage. If you die, your covered spouse or domestic partner is eligible to remain on the group plan for his/her lifetime, and covered dependent children can remain on the group plan until they no longer meet the plan eligibility requirements. If you wish to discontinue retiree medical or dental coverage, you must notify the JHU Benefits Service Center in writing within 30 days of the date you want your coverage to end.

For information on the cost of medical and dental coverage in retirement, please use the cost schedules below:

Have questions about benefits? You can contact the  Benefits Service Center or get in touch with our medical, prescription, and dental providers.

Support Programs

We know challenges don’t end when you exit the workforce. We’re happy to extend access to our support programs for 18 months following your retirement date. Through mySupport, you can get free, confidential telephone, televideo, or in-person counseling sessions for help with challenges such as depression, drug and alcohol misuse, or financial or legal problems. mySupport also offers 24/7 telephone access to a worklife consultant who can offer resources and referrals for everything from plumbers, to contractors, to pet sitters, plus initial consultations for legal services, financial services, and identity theft resolution and consultation.


JHU’s retiree newsletter, PrimeTime News, is published and mailed to your home address twice annually. New issues are also posted here. Each issue features event announcements, news, updates on retiree benefits, and other information from Johns Hopkins.

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