After-Service Health and Life Insurance
If you are enrolled in the United Nations Medical and/or Life Insurance Group Plan, you may be eligible, under certain conditions, for After-Service Health and Life Insurance or the conversion privilege. These steps provide an overview of after-service health and life insurance for retirees.
Please note that individual entitlements are dependent on one’s contractual status, duty station, duration of service and category. Staff should contact their human resources focal points about specific situations and entitlements.
If you are enrolled in the United Nations Medical and/or Life Insurance Group Plan, you may be eligible, under certain conditions, for After-Service Medical and Life Insurance or the conversion privilege.
Please call the Insurance Section (Room FF-300, ext. 3-5811) in advance of your departure, to determine the conditions for participation in the After-Service Health Insurance (ASHI) and After-Service Life Insurance (ASLI) schemes, and the amount of monthly premium.
If you are eligible, you have only 30 days beyond your separation date to join ASHI and ASLI.
Your Health Insurance contribution will be subtracted from your pension benefit.
ASLI is free after retirement if eligibility requirements are met.
Official Document on ASHI: Secretariat Administrative Instruction (ST/AI/2007/3)
Official Document on ASLI: Secretariat Information Circular (ST/IC/2002/63)
Who is eligible for After Service Health Insurance?
For more exhaustive information, please refer to ST/AI/2007/3.
Staff members and dependants granted a disability benefit by the UNJSPF (age and participation requirements are waived in these cases).
Who is eligible to join ASLI life insurance?
Staff members retiring from UN, UNDP and UNICEF.
All of the following must occur:
Dependants covered at the time of the staff member’s retirement are eligible to continue their coverage provided:
Your home country may have insurance options available to you.
In the USA, Medicare may be an option for you. For more information, see http://www.un.org/insurance/medicare-part-b
In Austria, a health insurance plan provided under the Austrian social security scheme (Gebietskrankenkasse - GKK) provides coverage in Austria and most European countries and is available only to staff members who participate in this plan through UNOV/UNODC at the time of retirement.
A combination of GKK and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Plan (SMIP) of the UNOV/UNIDO group medical insurance plan is available only to staff members who participate in this combination at the time of retirement
If you wish to apply for a child's benefit for your daughter/son, it is recommended that you do so at least 6 months before your own separation. You would have to submit a detailed up-to-date medical report from her/his treating physician to the Chief Medical Officer, Medical Service. It must be established that the child is unmarried and incapable of substantial gainful employment. The Medical Service would then submit a recommendation to the UNJSPF Staff Pension Committee at New York Headquarters which decides on child disability cases.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ensure you have evidence of any MIP coverage while in the field and submit it together with your ASHI application.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The first month following your official separation date, if the application is made within 31 days of retirement and enrolment requirements are met.
Yes, your new number will reflect the change from active staff member group to retiree group. Once you receive your new card, please discard your old card.
No. All participants in the UN ASHI programme are required to have their premium contributions deducted on a monthly basis from their monthly pension benefit.
Yes, you may change insurance plans after two years of participation in your insurance plan by sending a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASHI coverage will cease if any of the following occur:
Contact email@example.com with a copy of your pension figures (obtained from the Pension Fund). Your premium will be calculated based on these figures and you will be billed in 6-month intervals. Enrolment will not be done until 6 months worth of premiums have been received.
Before your disabled child/children over 25 can join ASHI, you must re-certify them by the UN Medical Service and by the Pension Fund at the time of retirement.
Normally, 2-3 months after retirement. This is because the Insurance Service has to wait for your retiree number and pension payroll information to become available from the Pension Fund. Your first premium will therefore be a cumulative retroactive amount.
ASHI cannot be processed without your separation PA. As long as the separation PA remains pending, your active insurance continues and you can continue to use your old insurance cards. Once the PA is finalised, you will be enrolled retroactively to the 1st of the month following your separation date and new cards will be mailed to you.
No, spouses from marriages after retirement do not qualify for ASHI.
You are advised to contact Medicare directly for any detailed information.