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Retiree Dental Benefits

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

It is important that you maintain your address current to help ensure you receive timely information about your sponsored dental benefits. Report address changes to CalPERS at the address below (be sure to include your Social Security number and telephone number):

California Public Employees' Retirement System

Health Account Management Division
P. O. Box 942715
Sacramento, CA 94229-2715

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. 

2022 Plan Information


Open Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions 

Important Reminders

  • If you have children up to age 26, they are eligible for dependent coverage with the Retiree Dental and Vision Programs.

Comparison of Benefits and Covered Services

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 qualified "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 family status change.

Note: If you need to delete a dependent from coverage because he or she becomes 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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