EIC07-7 Volume 23 Issue 7
Medicare Premium Payment Program Extended

Information Circular

Chapter 1032, Statues of 2000 (Senate Bill 1435—Johnston) established the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Medicare Premium Payment (MPP) Program effective January 1, 2001. Under this program CalSTRS pays for Medicare Part A (hospital) premiums for eligible Defined Benefit (DB) Program members who do not otherwise qualify for Medicare through prior employment or their spouse. CalSTRS does not pay the premiums of family members or beneficiaries.

Employer Information Circulars [EIC] are sent to school district and community college employers as informal guidance that provides immediate information on a single topic.

For an accessible version of this circular, contact ADACoordinator@CalSTRS.com.