​​​​​​Below is the criteria for coverage in the AHCP, which provides medical benefits upon retirement to employees and their dependents for the retiree's lifetime. 

Eligibility

​​Current Hire Date
​Retirement Age
​Years of Service
​Type of Service

​​​Pri​or to Fall Semester 1997

​60

​10

​​


​​Credited Service

​Any Age

​25

​Any Age with Approved Disability Retirement

​5

​​​Fall Semester 1997 -
June 30, 2004

​60

​15

​​


​Commonwealth/State System Service

​Any Age

​25

​Any Age with Approved Disability Retirement

​5

​​On/After July ​1, 2004​

​60 

​20

​​


Commonwealth/State System Service

​Any Age

​25

​​Any Age with Approved Disability Retirement

​5

  • Credited service includes years of service credited by retirement plan (SERS, PSERS or ARP).  May include purchased service.

  • Commonwealth/State System service does not include employment with a public school (pre-K, K-12).​


​Enrollment and Forms

  1. Enroll or delay -

    Complete and return the enrollment/change form to your university benefits office or if you are eligible but wish to delay your enrollment, complete and return the delayed enrollment form to your university benefits office.

Payment Form - 

Employees enrolled in PSERS or ARP retirement plans, will need to complete and submit a direct payment form to authorize a monthly debit for premiums. Employees enrolled in SERS will automatically have their premiums deducted from their monthly pension check.

Child Dependents - 

Any dependent children between the ages of 19 and 25 must have a student certification form completed.

Age 65 or Older - 

Submit a copy of your Medicare card(s) with your AHCP enrollment form
 
Upon confirmation of your monthly lifetime annuity, your AHCP coverage will be effective the day after your final day of employment. If you delayed enrollment, your coverage will be effective upon loss of coverage or during an open enrollment period, pending confirmation of monthly lifetime annuity. Highmark ID card(s) will be received after your enrollment into AHCP.  You should not use the same cards as when you were an active employee, as your group number will change.  You can log on to the Highmark website at www.highmarkblueshield.com to print a temporary ID card.

For any changes or questions regarding your AHCP coverage after your retirement, go to www.passhe.edu/AHCP or contact the retiree benefits office at RetireeBenefitHelp@passhe.edu​​.

 

Rate and Booklet Information

APSCUF Faculty retiring who are enrolled in the active Highmark PPO:

Retirement Date - 07/01/20 – 06/30/21
Single - $114.97
Two-Party - $254.88
Family - $312.36​

Retirement Date - 07/01/21 – 06/30/22
Single - $122.47
Two-Party - $271.52
Family - $332.76​


Employees enrolled in a HMO, please contact your university for rate information.

Medicare Information

If Medicare eligible when you retire and you are enrolling in the AHCP, contact Social Security to make sure you are enrolled in Medicare Parts A & B effective the first of the month in which you will retire.

Social Security - www.ssa.gov  800.722.1213
Medicare - www.medicare.gov  800.633.4227

Medicare will pay primary and ACHP will pay secondary on claims. For more details on benefits and coverage, view the Medicare benefits summary​.​


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