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Retiree Resources

To view information on insurance and retirement plans, click on a specific topic and you will be directed to that page on the HRM website.

                                    Insurance Plans
                                    Retirement Plans



The following section provides the appropriate contacts and/or forms required when a retiree has an address change or a change in family status which affects insurance and/or retirement benefits.  It also includes a section on returning to work after retirement.  Click on a link to go directly to that section:

                                Address Changes
                                Beneficiary Changes
                                Benefit Changes as a Result of a Change in Family Status:
                                    Death of an LSU Retiree
                                    Death of a Spouse or Dependent
                                    Dependent No Longer Eligible
                                    Divorce
                                    Marriage
                                Return to Work After Retirement



Address Changes
  • Insurance - In order to change your address on your records with LSU and all insurance programs, you must submit a letter requesting the address change.  The letter must include your name, social security number, new address and must include your signature.  Mail the letter to:

Human Resource Management Office
LSU Agricultural Center
103 J. Norman Efferson Hall
110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA   70803

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Beneficiary Changes

In the event of marriage, divorce, or death of a spouse/dependent, you may want to consider changing your beneficiary on any life insurance policies.  Please contact the AgCenter HRM Office at (225) 578-2258 for the appropriate forms.

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Benefit Changes as a Result of a Change in Family Status

  • Death of an LSU Retiree - Surviving Spouse/Dependent Health Coverage - A surviving spouse or dependent of a deceased LSU retiree who had health insurance coverage may be eligible to continue this coverage. Contact the AgCenter HRM Office at (225) 578-2258 to determine eligibility. Notify the office within 30 days of the death of the retiree. Surviving spouses and/or dependents will have 60 days to decide if they wish to continue coverage.
    • The appropriate form to file for life insurance will be sent to you, if covered. A certified death certificate will be required, so one should be requested as soon as possible.
    • Ask about changing your beneficiary on life insurance policies.
    • Notify the appropriate retirement system immediately:
      • CSRS (1-888-767-6738)
      • LASERS (1-800-256-3000 or 225-922-0600)
      • ORP
        • AIG-VALIC (225-931-9090)
        • ING-AETNA (225-766-8711)
        • TIAA-CREF (1-800-842-2006)
      • Social Security (1-800-772-1213)
      • TRSL (1-877-275-8775 or 225-925-6446)

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  • Death of a Spouse or Dependent -  Notify the AgCenter HRM Office at (225) 578-2258 as soon as possible. Notifying this office within 30 days will allow the reduced insurance premium, if applicable, to be effective at the earliest possible date.
    • Complete the following forms (if enrolled) and return to the AgCenter HRM Office, 103 J. Norman Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803:
    • GB-01 - Health Plans and/or Group Benefits Life (Prudential)
    • Form used for Dental and Vision Changes
    • The appropriate form to file for life insurance will be sent, if covered. A certified death certificate will be required, so one should be requested as soon as possible.
    • Ask about changing your beneficiary on life insurance policies.
    • Notify the appropriate retirement system immediately:
      • CSRS (1-888-767-6738)
      • LASERS (1-800-256-3000 or 225-922-0600)
      • ORP
        • AIG-VALIC (225-931-9090)
        • ING-AETNA (225-766-8711)
        • TIAA-CREF (1-800-842-2006)
      • Social Security (1-800-772-1213)
      • TRSL (1-877-275-8775 or 225-925-6446)

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  • Dependent No Longer Eligible - A dependent child will no longer be eligible for coverage when the child reaches age 26. You should notify the AgCenter HRM Office (225-578-2258) within thirty days of your dependent becoming ineligible to continue benefit coverages.  
    • Timely notification will allow your child to be offered COBRA continuation benefits as soon as eligible.
    • Coverage may be canceled at any time by completing the following forms, if enrolled, and returning to the AgCenter HRM Office, 103 J. Norman Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803:

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  • Divorce - As soon as your divorce is final, you should notify the AgCenter HRM Office within thirty days to remove your ex-spouse from your benefit plans.  Timely notification will allow your ex-spouse to be offered COBRA continuation benefits as soon as eligible.  The following forms, if enrolled, must be completed and returned within thirty days to the AgCenter HRM Office, 103 J. Norman Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803:

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  • Marriage - If you wish to add your spouse to your insurance policies, you must do so within thirty days from your date of marriage in order for coverage to be effective retroactively to the date of marriage. If you wait more than thirty days, your spouse will be treated as a late applicant and must prove evidence of insurability.  The following forms (as well as a copy of the marriage certificate), if enrolled, must be completed and returned within thirty days to the AgCenter HRM Office, 103 J. Norman Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803:

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Returning to Work (Re-employed Retiree)

There are many different factors, including the retirement system from which an individual is retired, which determine how and when a retiree may be re-employed.  You should  contact the AgCenter Human Resource Management Office at (225) 578-2258 to discuss your particular situation.

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Last Updated: 3/31/2014 1:32:07 PM

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