Health & Medicare

Health Plan Responses to Camp, Woolsey, and Hill Wildfires

Due to wildfires in California, we asked health plans to provide information for members who may be impacted and/or displaced.

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  • Before you turn 65, you'll need to enroll in Medicare to keep your CalPERS health coverage.
  • CalPERS Long-Term Care is an optional benefit available to retirees and their family members.
  • Once you retire, CalPERS becomes your health benefits officer.
  • You can change your health plan and add/delete dependents during Open Enrollment in the fall (or within 60 days of a qualifying status change).
  • Your health premiums are deducted from your retirement pay.