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An eligible retiree

An individual may be eligible for health, dental and vision coverage in retirement if:


  1. He retires from an employer that participates in the state insurance program.
  2. He is eligible to retire when he leaves employment.
  3. His last five years of employment were served consecutively in a full-time, permanent position with an employer that participates in the state insurance program.


For insurance purposes, a member of a retirement system administered by PEBA must meet the minimum retirement eligibility requirements established by the system in which he participated when he left covered employment. Retirement systems administered by PEBA include South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS), Police Officers Retirement System (PORS), General Assembly Retirement System (GARS), Judges and Solicitors Retirement System (JSRS) and the State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP).


Please note: This is a brief summary of retiree insurance eligibility requirements. For detailed information, see the Retirement/Disability Retirement chapter of the Insurance Benefits Guide.

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