Retiring from GW

Are you eligible to retire from GW?

Regular staff, faculty and research personnel are eligible for retirement under the following circumstances:

  • Reach age 65
  • Reach age 60 with a minimum of ten (10) years of continuous full-time service
  • Reach age 55 with a minimum of twenty (20) years of continuous full-time service

If you are not sure how many years of service you have completed with GW, please contact your department. If you are preparing to retire, review our steps to retire to know who to contact and when.

Retirees remain eligible for benefits from GW. The Health and Welfare Plan SPD for Retired Employees (PDF) describes each of the benefits offered, including medical, prescription, dental, and life insurance. The Retirement Planning Guide (PDF) describes how these benefits may continue in retirement. Health Advocate has provided a Planning for Retirement one-pager (PDF) that lists resources regarding planning for long-term healthcare costs and related financial topics during retirement.