Retirement

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Health Benefits for Retirees:

Group I

  • Hired prior to 3/1/94, employed for 20 years or more and retire at age 50 (PERS participants), age 55 (STRS participants), or above.
  • Retiree and eligible dependents will receive medical and dental benefits for the life of the retiree.

Group II

  • Hired prior to 3/1/94 with at least 10 years but less than 20 years of service.
  • Hired after 3/1/94 with at least 10 years of service and retire at age 50 (Classic PERS participants), age 55 (STRS participants), or above.
  • Retiree and eligible dependents will receive medical benefits until the retiree reaches age 65, and dental benefits will continue for the life of the retiree

Group III

  • Employees who terminate with less than ten years of employment are not eligible for District-paid health benefits.
  • May continue health benefits on a self-pay basis for 18 months (COBRA).

NOTE: Benefits-eligible employees who work less than full-time are eligible for District-paid health and dental benefits after working the equivalent to full time, 10 months (e.g., a 50% part-time employee would complete the full-time, 10 months eligibility described for Group I in 40 years) as described for Groups I and II.

Retirement Plans:

CalPERSCalifornia Public Employees Retirement System – (888) 225-7377

CalSTRSCalifornia State Teachers Retirement System – (800) 228-5453

APPLEAccumulation Program for Part-Time and Limited-Service Employees – (800) 634-1178

For more information about benefits, please contact Lucy Nelson, Benefits Specialist, at ext. 2889.