ORP Participants who meet certain requirements may become either "Deferred Retirees" or "Retirees" for purposes of Group Insurance Commission (GIC) health, dental, and life insurance benefits.
Note: ORP Participants may also become eligible for GIC benefits under Disability Retirement. More information about Disability Retirement is available in the Participants' section of this website.
The Plan Administrator is the sole, authoritative determinant of a Participant's eligibility for these benefits. To check the status of a determination, Campus Administrators may use the online Access Participant Data facility.
For these eligibility requirements, Years of Creditable Service equals Years of Participation in ORP plus Years of Creditable Service in SERS.
To become a "Deferred Retiree" for GIC purposes, a Participant must:
To become a "Retiree" for GIC purposes, a Participant must:
More information about becoming a Retiree and Retiree Incomes is available in the Participants' section of this website.
The Campus Administrator's role in assisting Participants who wish to become "Retirees" for GIC purposes is limited. Campus Administrators should: