The CalSTRS Medicare Premium Payment Program, which pays Medicare
Part A hospital insurance premiums for certain eligible
retired members, is not being offered to members with a
retirement effective date on or after July 1, 2012. If a full
funding plan is enacted by the Legislature, the Teachers’
Retirement Board may elect to extend the program at that time.
If you started CalSTRS-covered employment before April 1, 1986,
you were not initially subject to the Medicare tax. If you
switched employers after that date, or if your employer held
a Medicare Division election and you voted “yes,” you began
paying the Medicare tax. If you or your spouse paid the
Medicare tax for 10 or more years, you most likely qualify for
premium-free Medicare Part A on your own.
Electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the
Internet as a convenient means to provide customer service. Your
personal information will be used only to conduct CalSTRS-related
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement
System (CalSTRS) today announced that, effective January 1, 2014,
CalSTRS Retirement Progress
Reports (RPR) will be available exclusively online, unless a
paper version is requested. The change is enacted under
Assembly Bill 989.