10 Year Retiree Health and Dental Vesting Period!

Who is subject to the new 10 year retiree health and dental vesting period?

July 1, 2017 Effective Date

  • If you are a faculty member and you were hired on or after July 1, 2017 and became a new CalPERS member on or after July 1, 2017, you are subject to the new 10 year retiree health and dental vesting period.
  • Remember if you were working for the CSU prior to July 1, 2017 but you later become a CalPERS members after July 1, 2017, you are not subject to the new 10 year vesting period.
  • Keep in mind, prior state employment (non CSU) is not used to determine exclusion from the 10 year vesting period. It is not considered “CSU” employment. 

July 1, 2018 Effective Date

  • If you are a non-represented (Executives (M98), Management (M80), Confidential (C99) or Excluded (E99)), California State University Employees Union (CSUEU - Units 2, 5, 7, 9), Academic Professionals of California (APC - Unit 4) or an International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE - Unit 10) employee to be hired (or hired) and who will become (or became) CalPERS retirement members on or after July 1, 2018, you are subject to the new 10 year retiree health and dental vesting period.
  • Remember if you were working for the CSU prior to July 1, 2018 but you later become a CalPERS members after July 1, 2018, you are not subject to the new 10 year vesting period.
  • Keep in mind, prior state employment (non CSU) is not used to determine exclusion from the 10 year vesting period. It is not considered “CSU” employment.
  • ​10 Year Health and Dental Vesting Q & A for Employees

How is the 10 year service credit vesting period calculated?  

  • 10 years of CalPERS service credit as determined by CalPERS.
  • CalPERS service credit includes credit earned at any CalPERS public agency including the State of California (including CSU) and public contract agencies.