Privileges and Benefits

Earning retiree status affords certain privileges and benefits such as allowing continued participation in the Texas A&M University System group insurance plans. Additionally, in recognition of service to Texas A&M University, the following retiree privileges and benefits are also provided to faculty and staff who have earned service retirement from Texas A&M University.

  • Survivor Health Insurance Continuation: If a retiree predeceases his or her insured eligible dependents, the surviving spouse will be permitted to continue Texas A&M System sponsored medical, dental and/or vision coverage indefinitely and eligible dependents may continue coverage subject to the age maximum, provided that premiums are paid.
  • Retiree Identification Card: The Aggie Card Office Faculty/Staff/Retiree I.D. Form is available online here. Scroll down the page to the section titled FACULTY/STAFF/RETIREES and follow the instructions. There is a nominal charge for the ID.
  • Campus Parking: Transportation Services may be contacted at (979) 845-9700 for information pertaining to your retiree parking privileges. You must present a retiree ID card and you may be entitled to a refund of some employee parking fees if you are retiring mid-year and you have paid in advance.
    Note: A working retiree will be required to pay for a regular parking pass during the time they are in a working retiree status.
  • Library Privileges: Retirees may present their retiree ID card at the circulation desk of Evans Library and Annex, West Campus, Policy Sciences and Economics and/or the Medical Sciences Library for continuation of library privileges. Contact numbers for each library information desk are available online.
  • Recreational Activities: Retirees may purchase and participate in recreational activities through Rec Sports on the same basis as active faculty or staff members. For more information, call (979) 845-7826.
    Note: Football Ticket Purchase Priority is unaffected by retirement.
  • Computer Information Services: Texas A&M Information Technology Service Desk may be contacted at helpdesk@tamu.edu to request to maintain your @tamu.edu email address.
    Note: Retirees are not eligible to purchase computer software.
  • PerksConnect Employee/Retiree Discount Program: This program enables employees and retirees to find great deals on items and services you need and use every day.
  • SilverSneakers Fitness Program: This program is available to retirees (including working retirees and survivors) age 65 and older who are enrolled in the A&M Care or 65 PLUS plans and their spouses age 65 and older who are enrolled as a dependent.

Additional privileges may be bestowed on faculty who earned Faculty Emeritus status and staff that have earned Esteemed Staff status with Texas A&M University.