Retiree Benefits and Discounts

ASU Sun CardASU provides many benefits to its retirees, as described in the ASU Retiree Benefits Handbook. Example benefits:

  • Eligibility to elect medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance offered by two State of Arizona Agencies;
  • Continuation of your ASU e-mail account for your lifetime;
  • Eligibility to purchase a campus parking permit. The retiree/Gold permit is available to members of the ASU Retirees Association, and those who have been awarded Emeritus Status are eligible for a complimentary parking decal through the Office of the Provost.
  • Reduced in-state tuition;
  • Eligibility for University Club membership;
  • Eligibility for Student Recreation Center membership.
  • Identity repair protection - help if you suspect your identity has been stolen.

In addition, there is a long list of discounts on attractions, goods and services that are available to ASU employees -- and ASU retirees. These discounts are available in many cases just by using promotional codes. In some cases, you must show your ASU ID (SunCard). Goods and services categories in the ASU discount list include florists, food, health, hotels/resorts, home improvement, security, moving services, telephone/TV/Internet and others. Attractions are listed for Arizona, Florida, and California, and include the Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake, Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Gammage Auditorium and others. The list of discounts includes instructions for taking advantage of each offer.

If you don’t have an ASU ID (SunCard), you can get one at one of the SunCard offices – there is one on each campus. The one on the Tempe campus is in the MU lower level. You will need a photo ID and you will need to know your 10-digit ASU ID number. If this is a problem for you, you might try calling the ASU Help Desk at 1-855-ASU-5080 for assistance: identify yourself as a retiree and say you need to know your 10- digit ASU ID number. You can look the number up if you can log in to myASU (using your ASURITE UserID and password). The ASU ID is listed under Profile, Account Details, View My IDs. 

In addition to ASU-related discounts, there are many discounts available to seniors from other organizations and businesses. The eligibility age varies from 50 (AARP members) to over 60. Often just showing a driver's license or other identification will allow you a senior discount. Some businesses clearly list senior discounts on their websites or post them in the store. Many museums, movie theaters, restaurants and retailers also clearly post senior rates. Many stores provide discounts only to seniors who ask for them. Wherever you are doing business, ask whether there is a senior discount available. You can search for discounts on-line: search ("Google") on "senior discounts" and you'll find lots of lists.

Don't overlook the America the Beautiful senior pass. For people age 62 and older, $80 will get you a lifetime pass that provides you and up to three other adults free admission to more than 2,000 national parks and federal recreation sites.