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The CSU provides eligible employees with a number of retirement benefits, including retirement income, medical and dental coverage, and voluntary retirement savings opportunities to help you build a financially secure future. For an overview on active employee rates click here for 2021 health plans. For an overview on active and annuitant employee in-state coverage, click here for CalPERS 2021 In-State Health Premiums. For an overview on active and annuitant employee out-of-state coverage, click here for CalPERS 2021 Out-of-State Health Pemiums. Learn more about retirement by reading the CalPERS Planning Your Service Retirement Booklet.

For an overview of  Retirement program eligibility is based on appointment type, duration, full-time equivalency (FTE) and previous public agency or reciprocal agency employment. The state-mandated retirement program is the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and is coordinated with Social Security (with the exception of those in industrial/police membership categories).  Employees not eligible for/excluded from CalPERS membership are covered by the CSU Part-time Seasonal Retirement Plan


Applying for Retirement

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CALPers Membership Eligibility


Three factors determining your benefits


Retirement Contributions

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Choosing your retirement date


Voluntary Retirement Investments/Savings Plan

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Health and Other Benefits in Retirement