SDCERS Members Eligible for CalPERS’ Statewide Long-Term Care Program

Date: Feb 07, 2014


SDCERS members are eligible for the California Public Employees' Retirement System’s (CalPERS) revitalized Long-Term Care (LTC) Program now open and available statewide. The LTC is designed to make it easier to receive home medical care through tailored health plans that suit individual needs and budgets, while providing affordable options that help keep pace with the rising costs of long-term care.

The CalPERS Long-Term Care Program initially started December 23, 2013, and was the first time since 2008 that new applications were accepted. The application period will now be continuous with no closing date for eligible participants.

All current California public employees, retirees, their spouses, parents, parents-in-law, adult children and adult siblings between the ages of 18 and 79 are eligible to apply for coverage. Eligible public employees include, but are not limited to, those employed by the State of California and all state departments, state Assembly and Senate, judicial systems, school districts, counties, public universities, community colleges, as well as cities and special districts – like the City of San Diego, the Port of San Diego and the Regional Airport Authority.

Public employees, SDCERS members included, do not need to be a member of CalPERS and do not need to be an applicant or policyholder of the CalPERS Long-Term Care Program in order for their relatives to be eligible.

For more information, watch the CalPERS video here.

Interested applicants may download an LTC Application Kit and information by going to the CalPERS Long-Term Care website. They may also request a kit by calling 800-908-9119.

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