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For most plans, you must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. Non-Medicare eligible dependents may sign up for either the Blue Shield PPO or Kaiser Permanente plans at a much higher premium rate. Click here for a complete list of conference eligibility requirements.
There are various plan options available to eligible retirees depending on where you live. Click on the plan type to see each plans Benefits Summary. You may also visit our Group Retiree Plan Comparison page for a side by side view of the main benefits or the Group Retiree Premium Comparison page to learn about the premium costs.
Due the drastic increase in the cost of Blue Shield of California Group Plans in California, the Board of Pensions is offering individual health care plans with either Blue Shield or Kaiser. If you select an individual plan you will pay the insurance
|If you live in California||Individual Medigap Plan with HRA||
Conference HMO with subsidy (if within 30 miles of a KP)
|Conference HMO with subsidy (Not available in a counties)|
|If you live outside of California||Conference Group PPO Plan with subsidy||If you live in a Kaiser area, contact the Board of Pensions to discuss options||Not available|
Retired Clergy and Surviving Spouses with at least 10 years of service in the California-Nevada Annual Conference may be eligible for a subsidized premium on a conference sponsored group plan or a Health Reimbursement Account on an approved individual (non-group) plan. Visit our Annual Premium Subsidy Page for more information. This subsidy is funded by The Conference Claimants Endowment Board.
Answers to some of the most common questions regarding Retiree Health Insurance can be found here.