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CalPERS Medical Benefits in Retirement

Employees are eligible for CalPERS retiree health and dental benefits if all the following apply:

  • Employees are vested after five years of credited service and are eligible to retire at age 50 or 52 depending upon CalPERS formula, and
  • Eligible for lifelong health and dental benefits for themselves and their eligible dependents at the time of separation from CSU employment, and
  • Eligible to enroll in health and dental benefits if enrolled in FlexCash at the time of separation from CSU employment, and
  • Retire within 120 days of separating from CSU employment.

The State continues to pay a share of the medical premium. Dental premiums continue to be paid for by the CSU. Dental benefits are reduced to basic coverage upon retirement.
(Exception: FERP annuitants remain in dental enhanced coverage until completion of FERP appointment)

For more information regarding benefits into retirement, employees may contact Benefits Services or visit CalPERS Online.