This program provides funding for health and dental benefit services for retired state employees and their dependents.
The program began on January 1, 1962, with an employer contribution of $5 per month toward the cost of a basic health plan. Since then, major medical plans, Medicare, and plans supplementing Medicare have been developed. Dental care was added in 1982.
The 2014-15 employer contribution for health premiums maintains the average 100/90 percent contribution formula established in Government Code Section 22871 for fully vested members.