Medicare Programs

Medicare Programs

Overview
Overview

Medicare

Medicare is a nationwide federally administered health insurance program for eligible individuals, usually age 65 and older. Medicare has three parts: Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital costs; Medicare Part B covers outpatient medical and physician costs; and Medicare Part D covers prescription drug costs.

Overview

CalSTRS’ Medicare Premium Payment Program (MPPP) for Medicare Part A

The CalSTRS Medicare Premium Payment Program was established by California legislation in 2000 and can be found in the Teachers’ Retirement Law (Section 25940). The MPPP is funded in part by employer contributions.

Under the MPPP, CalSTRS pays Medicare Part A hospital insurance premiums for eligible retired members. Premium costs vary and are not determined by CalSTRS.