Below is the criteria for coverage in the REHP, which provides medical benefits upon retirement to employees and their dependents for the retiree's lifetime.
|Age||Years of Service|
|60||20 Years of Credited Service|
|Any Age||25 Years of Credited Service|
Credited Service - Includes years of service credited by retirement plan (SERS/PSERS/ARP). May include purchased service. For employees hired on/after July 1, 2007, credited service is limited to Commonwealth/State System service and, if applicable, purchased military service.
Grandfathering Provision: An employee with 15 years of credited service as of June 30, 2008 or 13 years of service and was within one year of superannuation age as of June 30, 2008 shall be eligible to elect REHP coverage upon reaching superannuation age with 15 years of credited services rather than 20 years.
Enrollment and Forms
|Enroll or Delay|
Meet with a SERS counselor, complete and submit enrollment form (PEBTF-9) to SERS or if you are eligible but wish to delay your enrollment, complete the delayed enrollment form.
Complete and return the enrollment form (PEBTF-9) to your university benefits office or if you are eligible but wish to delay your enrollment, complete and return the delayed enrollment form to your university benefits office.
|Monthly Premium Payment|
Automatically deducted from your SERS pension check
Billed by the PEBTF for the cost of your selected plan
Any dependent between the ages of 19 and 25 continue to be covered under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act
|Age 65/Medicare Eligible|
Submit a copy of your Medicare card(s) with your REHP enrollment. You must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B to receive medical and prescription drug coverage under the REHP.
You must be receiving an annuity from your retirement vendor in order to enroll in the REHP.
For more detail of REHP benefits, view the REHP Handbook located at www.pebtf.org.
Upon confirmation of your monthly lifetime annuity, your REHP coverage will be effective the day after your final day of employment. If you delayed enrollment, your coverage will be effective upon loss of coverage or during an open enrollment period, pending confirmation of monthly lifetime annuity.
ID card(s) will be received AFTER enrollment begins. You should not use the same cards as when you were an active employee, as your group number will change.
For any changes or questions regarding your REHP coverage after your retirement:
State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) Participants
ARP or PSERS Participants contact PEBTF
If Medicare eligible when you retire, enrollment in Medicare Parts A & B is required in order to be eligible for medical and prescription drug coverage under the REHP. Contact Social Security to make sure you are enrolled in Medicare Parts A & B effective the first of the month in which you will retire, to avoid a break in coverage between the active group coverage and the REHP coverage. Medicare eligible employees will be enrolled in the SilverScript prescription drug plan upon enrollment in the REHP, which is a Medicare Part D plan. Do not enroll in a separate Medicare Part D Plan with Social Security.
Social Security - www.ssa.gov 800.722.1213
Medicare - www.medicare.gov 800.633.4227
If you are turning Age 65, visit Retirees Turning Age 65 - Understanding Your Choices.