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Other Retirement Benefits

Health, Dental, Vision, Employer-Paid Life Insurance and Various Voluntary Benefits

  • CSU retiree medical and dental benefits are available to employees (and their eligible dependents) who retire within 120 days from the date of separation from employment (see below for recent changes to retiree health and dental vesting).
  • Vision Insurance does not automatically continue into retirement. Vision insurance is a voluntary benefit and to continue it into retirement an employee must request enrollment by completing the VSP Retiree Vision Enrollment Form which is available at the campus benefits office or by visiting the CSU Retiree VSP Website. Once enrolled, the premiums will be deducted from the former employee's retirement check.
  • Employees may port the employer-paid life insurance plan, voluntary life insurance plan, and critical illness plan and pay for premiums once retired. Employees must already be enrolled in these plans at the time of retirement.
  • For more information regarding CSU retiree benefits visit the CSU Retirees page. 

The Part-Time, Seasonal, And Temporary Employees Retirement Program (PST)

The PST Employees Retirement Program is a mandatory retirement savings program authorized by federal law for employees who are not covered by a retirement system or Social Security. Savings Plus, part of the California Department of Human Resources, administers the PST Program for California State employees and California State University employees.

If you are a State or CSU employee who is not covered by Social Security and you are excluded from coverage under CalPERS, you are automatically enrolled in the PST Program. The program deducts a portion of your wages and deposits it in an account for you, allowing you to build retirement savings. It is set up as a 457(b) Plan, a type of retirement savings plan governed by IRS rules.

You may be excluded from membership in CalPERS if you:

  • work less than half time
  • are in a seasonal job
  • are an intermittent or temporary employee

Check with your Personnel Office if you have questions about how you quality for PST

For more information, read the Part-time, Seasonal, and Temporary Employees Retirement Program Fact Sheet and the current PST Newsletter.