Medical Benefits

The County of Riverside offers the Exclusive Care Medical plans in addition to the array of health plans offered through the CalPERS Health program to eligible retired employees.  In addition, dental and vision coverage is available through the County.  To be eligible for enrollment in these plans, all of the following conditions must be met:

1.       You must retire within 120 days from the date you separate from employment with the County of Riverside;

2.       You must receive a retirement allowance from CalPERS; and

3.       You must have been eligible for enrollment on the date you separated from the County of Riverside.  The surviving dependent of a retiree may also be eligible.

Even if you choose not to enroll in coverage when you retire, if you meet all of the criteria listed above, you are eligible to enroll in coverage during any subsequent Annual Enrollment period.  In addition, you are eligible to enroll in a medical plan if you experience a loss of eligibility for other coverage due to a qualifying event and you request enrollment within 60 days of the event that caused you to lose eligibility for coverage.

Contact CalPERS to enroll in a CalPERS Health plan.  Complete a Benefit Election form to elect an Exclusive Care plan (Early Retiree EPO, Medicare Coordination or Medicare Supplement).  You may also elect dental and/or vision on the Benefit Election form.