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Retirees

As a retiree, you are now part of Foothill - De Anza Retirees Association (FODARA).  For more information on FODARA, please visit their website: FODARA

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District Offices and both campuses closed March 17, 2020 in response to the Santa Clara County Covid-19 shelter-in-place order and will remain closed through June 30, 2021. We thank you for your patience while we work remotely. If you have any questions, please email mybenefits@fhda.edu.

This page has general information for qualified retirees who want to enroll with CalPERS program.

PRE-97 Retirees Health Information This section is pertaining to Full-Time contract employees who are hired PRIOR TO July 1, 1997.  Upon your retirement from the District, you are deemed as Pre-97 retirees. For all information specifically related to Pre-97 retirement health benefits, click here.  

NOTE:  All information provided under this page is not applied to retired Part-Time Faculty members.

POST-97 Retirees Health Information This section is pertaining to Full-Time contract employees who are hired ON or AFTER July 1, 1997.  Upon your retirement from the District, you are deemed as Post-97 retirees. For all information specifically related to Post-97 retirement health benefits, click here.  

NOTE:  All information provided under this page is not applied to retired Part-Time Faculty members.

Important Information for Prospective Retirees

CalPERS Payments

CalPERS Payments, Contributions, and Reimbursements for Full Pay Retirees, Survivors and COBRA Enrollees

Note:  Employer mandated share of cost increased from $47.60 to $55.60 effective January 1, 2020 for retirees whose date of retirement is prior to May 17, 2012.  

Beginning 2021, the Employer mandated share of cost will be $64.35 or $143.00 X 45%. This amount will be reduced from the monthly FULL CalPERS published rates, and this is applicable only for retirees who have retired from the District prior to May 17, 2012.

Change of Address

BOTH forms below are required for change of address. Please note: A retiree must notify the District and CalPERS of a change of address within ten (10) calendar days of the new effective date.

Enrollment Change Form 

Medicare

Medicare Plan Chart

CalPERS Medicare Enrollment Guide

CalSTRS Medicare Premium Payment (MPP) Program

CalSTRS Medicare Payment Authorization Form

Medicare Enrollment Guide - From CalPERS

2021 Medicare Part B Premiums 

CREDITABLE COVERAGE DISCLOSURE NOTICE- MEDICARE PART D and Prescription Drugs Program


 

CalPERS FAQs - Medicare Part D Rx Program

Medicare Part D is the new voluntary outpatient prescription drug benefit that was added to the CalPERS Medicare program beginning January 1, 2013.

Medicare Part D is intended to assist those in Medicare who do not have prescription drug coverage through an employer group. CalPERS Members enrolled in a CalPERS Medicare or Basic plan already have a prescription drug coverage that does not require the supplementation of Medicare Part D.

Therefore, CalPERS Medicare plan members should not enroll in a non-CalPERS Medicare Part D prescription plan. CalPERS members who enroll in a non-CalPERS prescription drug plan will lose their CalPERS health coverage.If you have additional questions regarding your enrollment in Medicare Part D, contact CalPERS Customer Contact Center at 1-888-225-7377.

Medicare Part D is the federal voluntary outpatient prescription drug benefit that was added to the Medicare program beginning January 1, 2006.

As a CalPERS Medicare health plan member, you already have prescription drug coverage, so you do not need to enroll in an external Medicare Part D plan. If you do enroll in a non-CalPERS Medicare Part D plan, you will lose your CalPERS health coverage. For most CalPERS health plans, CalPERS applies for a Retiree Drug Subsidy for each retiree enrolled in Medicare Part A and/or Part B. The Retiree Drug Subsidy helps CalPERS offset your prescription drug costs and provide prescription drug coverage that is, for most members, as good as or better than non-CalPERS Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.

Note: CalPERS does not apply for a Retiree Drug Subsidy for members enrolled in Kaiser's Senior Advantage plan and its Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan. Since Kaiser is a Medicare Advantage plan, CalPERS Kaiser members sign one election form and receive all health care services, including prescription drug benefits, through CalPERS Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage Plan. In order for CalPERS to receive the federal subsidy, and provide those drug benefits to Medicare enrollees, Medicare health plan members may not be enrolled externally in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

Here are some important reminders about Medicare Part D:

  • When you retire, if you or your spouse is covered by another health plan that includes Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan benefits, you must first cancel your non-CalPERS Medicare Part D plan to enroll in, or continue enrollment in, a CalPERS health plan.
  • If you are eligible for other group health coverage that includes Medicare Part D, you must choose to be covered by only one health plan that includes Part D.
  • If you enroll in a non-CalPERS Medicare Part D plan, you will lose your CalPERS health coverage.
  • If you are retired and want to continue your CalPERS health coverage, you should not voluntarily enroll in a non-CalPERS Medicare Part D plan.

If you are already enrolled in a non-CalPERS Medicare Part D plan, but would like to continue your CalPERS health coverage, you should disenroll from your non-CalPERS group-, union-, or retirement-provided health coverage.

Examples of non-CalPERS plans that include Medicare Part D are:Tricare, Medicaid ("MediCal" in California), and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Sources of other Medicare Part D coverage can include coverage from a spouse (past or present), or coverage from your or your spouse's retirement group or employer group health plan coverage.

CalPERS Health Programs Full-Premium Rates

CalPERS Health Benefits Rates - Region 1
CalPERS Health Benefits Rates - Region 2
CalPERS Health Benefits Rates - Region 3
CalPERS Health Benefits Rates - Out-of-State