You can continue your medical, dental, and/or vision benefits through the district upon retirement. If you retire with the district after being employed for at least 5 years, you and your eligible dependent(s) can continue on the district health, dental, and/or vision plans. Your benefit coverage is the same as if you were an active employee, plus when you are Medicare eligible (65 years old) you may be able to keep your medical coverage as a supplemental plan. 30-60 days prior to your retirement, you will receive a retirement package with your options and costs. Simply complete the form, sign and return to the PUHSD benefits department with payment. The district will send you an annual invoice every June for the fiscal year (July-June) and you would pay the district directly for your benefit premiums.
REMEMBER you have 30 days from the date your coverage ends as an active employee to elect the retiree coverage. If you do not elect the coverage you CANNOT enroll in the coverage at a later date and once you drop the coverage you CANNOT re-enroll. During open enrollment, you have the ability to make plan changes and add/remove dependents to your current benefits.
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