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Retiree Dental Benefits

​​​​​​​​​California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) maintains the dental benefit enrollment records for all state retirees, processes retiree dental enrollments, and submits eligibility information to the appropriate dental plan.

It is important that you keep your address current with CalPERS to ensure you receive timely information about your sponsored dental benefits. 

Please report your address changes to CalPERS.

If you are a retired state employee and have any questions regarding your eligibility, contact CalPERS Health Account Management Division toll-free at: (888) 225-7377/ TTY (877) 249-7442. ​

Plan Information


Frequently Asked Questions 

Important Reminders

  • If you have dependents 25 years of age and under, they are eligible for dependent coverage with the Retiree Dental and Vision Programs.

How to Enroll or Make Changes Outside of Open Enrollment

Once you are enrolled, you cannot make changes until the next annual open enrollment unless you experience a change in family or employment status normally referred to as a "permitting event." Permitting events include, but are not limited to:

  • Marriage or registered domestic partnership
  • Birth, adoption or gaining legal custody of a child
  • Loss or gain of eligibility due to family employment changes
  • Divorce or termination of registered domestic partnership
  • Death of an eligible family member

When a permitting event occurs, you will need to contact CalPERS within 60 days of when the permitting event occurred. Enrollment changes must be consistent with your permitting event. You will be required to provide the date of the permitting event.

If you need to delete a dependent from coverage because they become​ ineligible, you must take this action as soon as possible. Do not wait for open enrollment, as you will be liable for any costs incurred by this person after he or she ceases to be eligible.

Any allowable changes made during the year become effective the first day of the month following the date CalPERS receives your request.

Contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 / TTY (877) 249-7442, to enroll or make changes to your retiree dental coverage.

  Updated: 2/1/2021
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