Medicare Benefits


Medicare is a federal health insurance program for individuals age 65 and older; individuals under age 65 with certain disabilities; or with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

As a member currently enrolled in a CalPERS Medicare health benefits plan, you don't need to provide CalPERS with your new card MBI number.

We will obtain your new MBI number directly from the CMS and update your account. No action is required from you for the transition to the new MBI number.

If you are Medicare-eligible, receiving retirement health benefits, and not enrolled in a CalPERS Medicare health benefits plan, you will need to enroll in a CalPERS Medicare health benefits plan to continue your health coverage through the CalPERS Health Program.

More info:

CalPers Medicare Informaion Website
CalPERS Medicare Enrollment Guide
Social Security Agency Website - Medicare Page 



HICAP (the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program)provides free and objective information and counseling about Medicare. Volunteer counselors can help you understand your specific rights and health care options.

HICAP also offers free educational presentations to groups of Medicare beneficiaries, their families and/or providers on a variety of Medicare and other health insurance related topics

More info:

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