Open Enrollment for Endowed Retirees

Endowed Retiree Open Enrollment is now closed.

Open Enrollment this year will begin Monday, October 21 
and continue until Friday, November 8, 2019.


  • Check boxPlease watch your mailbox for the Aetna information package arriving in mid-October.
  • Check boxReview the Aetna 2020 Health Plan Information – there are minimal changes for next year, but you’ll want to read the Aetna provided information carefully.
  • Check boxEven though there are minimal changes, you may wish to consider attending an Aetna Open Enrollment meeting – we will review the Aetna MAPD Plan and the Retiree 80/20 Plan and there will be an opportunity for your questions.                                  


  • The Aetna Retiree Service Center is available to answer your questions about your health plan coverage, open enrollment deadlines, meeting dates, and retiree premiums.

Aetna Retiree Service Center:  1-800-338-4533 (TTY: 711)
February 1 through September 30:  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST
October 1 through January 31: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST

  • For the Retiree 80/20 Plan or the RPHP Plan: if you have questions about your Prescription Drug Plan through OptumRx, call OptumRx at 1-866-533-6977 available 24/7 to review plan details.

Aetna Open Enrollment Meetings

Monday, Oct. 21

3-4 p.m.
East Hill Office Building (EHOB)
395 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Aetna and Cornell Benefits Representatives 


Tuesday, Oct. 22

9-1o:30 a.m.
Kendal at Ithaca
2230 N. Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY

Aetna and Cornell Benefits Representatives