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Continuing Insurance at Retirement

The State of Florida offers employees the option of continuing their state sponsored health and life insurance at retirement and continuing such coverage for their eligible dependents. Retirees will pay premiums based on their eligibility for Medicare and these rates are set each year by the Florida Legislature. Upon termination, retirees will receive New Retiree Packet  containing specific instructions to continue their coverage. Medicare eligible retirees should also review the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans  offered to retirees. Retirees have 60 days from their date of termination to complete and submit the appropriate paperwork to People First.

All new retirees will also be required to submit a personal check/or money order to pay for the first month of retiree premiums. Thereafter, retirees have the option of having premiums deducted from their monthly Pension check or submitting premiums each month by personal check (Investment Plan and SMSOAP members). Supplemental pre-tax and post-tax policies must be continued on a private basis therefore, employees will need to contact their provider company for additional information.

Employees anticipating retirement should contact their Human Resource Office to ensure the appropriate paperwork is completed. The People First Service Center can assist retirees with any questions regarding continuation of coverage, making changes, or Open Enrollment elections at (866) 663-4735. Additional assistance is also available by emailing: retirementcoordinator@justiceadmin.org.

Important Forms & Publications:

Health Insurance Subsidy Forms

Contact Information

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