Social Security and Medicare


CalPERS is coordinated with Social Security which means that you may be eligible for benefits from the retirement system once you are vested and meet the minimum age requirement.  You may also be eligible to receive Social Security benefits if you meet the requirements (some exclusions may apply to Unit 8 employees).

Social Security and Medicare taxes are withheld from your pay. You may be subject to Medicare tax even if you are not contributing to Social Security.

Active employees who reach the age of 65 may enroll in the Premium Free Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) but should defer enrollment in Medicare Part B. For more information, please visit CalPERS/Benefits/MedicareOpens in new window .

Visit the Social SecurityOpens in new window and MedicareOpens in new window websites to learn more about these benefits. You may also use the Retirement EstimatorOpens in new window to calculate your social security benefits.


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