PEBB Retiree Health Plan Eligibility
An active employee enrolled in PEBB plans immediately prior to retirement and who meets PEBB retiree plan eligibility may continue participation in PEBB health plans upon retiring.
To be eligible a retiring employee must not be eligible for Medicare and be:
Receiving a service or disability retirement allowance under the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) or under any other retirement or disability benefit plan or system offered by the State of Oregon for its officers and employees;
Eligible to receive a service retirement allowance or pension under another retirement benefit plan or system offered by the State of Oregon and has reached earliest retirement age under the plan or system.
Retiree plan eligibility for other individuals: A spouse, domestic partner, dependent child, and domestic partner’s dependent child who each meet PEBB eligibility, are not Medicare eligible, and received coverage through the employee’s active PEBB plans immediately prior to retirement are eligible for retiree plan coverage. When the retiring employee is Medicare eligible and not eligible for PEBB retiree plans, individuals receiving active coverage through the employee immediately prior to the retirement are eligible for retiree plan enrollment.
If an individual covered by a PEBB retiree plan becomes Medicare eligible or loses PEBB eligibility while receiving retiree plan coverage, the individual must terminate from the plan. The exception is for Medicare eligibility because of end-stage renal disease. Individuals on the retiree plan who are not Medicare eligible and continue to meet PEBB eligibility may remain on the plan.
A former eligible employee who first elects COBRA and later becomes eligible as a retired employee may enroll in PEBB retiree health plans at any time during or immediately following COBRA.