Retired members obtain dental coverage thorough CalPERS.
If you are currently retired and need information on your dental coverage, please contact CalPERS.
Here’s a quick rundown:
Bargaining Unit Six dental programs are not currently available to Retired members through the Benefit Trust.
When you retire and if you want to continue dental coverage, you are required to change to a State-sponsored dental plan for retired state annuitants.
The qualifications for State Dental coverage:
If you meet the above criteria, but did not enroll in a dental plan at the time of your retirement, it is possible to join later, during the State’s annual open enrollment period (usually held in the Fall for the next year).
No. These programs are only available to you as an active CCPOA member.
Yes. You can do so when you initially enroll, during the annual open enrollment period, and within 60 days from the date a change in your family occurs (marriage, divorce, new baby). To make changes to your dental program once you are retired, contact CalPERS.
The program is administered by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), which provides information on dental coverage benefits and plans on its website.