AP 7380 Retiree Health Benefits: Academic Employees - Administrative Procedures, Chapter 7 Human Resources

  • References: Education Code Sections 7000 et seq.

Pursuant to AB 528, the District shall permit any former academic employee who has retired from the District to enroll in the health and welfare benefit plan currently provided to its current academic employees.  In addition, the District shall also permit the enrollment of the surviving spouse of a former academic employee who either retired from the District or was, at the time of his or her death, employed by the District as an academic employee and a member of the State Teacher’s Retirement System.

Enrollment pursuant to this procedure shall be at the retiree or surviving spouse’s own expense and subject to the health and welfare benefit plan requirements.

A retired academic employee or surviving spouse may enroll in the District’s health and welfare benefit plans only once, pursuant to this policy.  A retired academic employee or surviving spouse who voluntarily terminates coverage under this policy may be excluded from obtaining coverage again.

The retired academic employee or surviving spouse should contact the district’s Human Resources department to obtain current enrollment information and forms, in order to enroll in any eligible health and welfare benefit plan and/or dental care benefit plan.

Adopted: February 2014