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Eligibility

The Plan Administrator determines ORP Participants' eligibility for Retiree Insurance benefits. A Retiree is an ORP Participant who meets these criteria:

  1. You must draw a Retiree Income from the plan.

  2. You meet one of these age and service requirements:

    1. For employees hired before April 1, 2012: Accrue at least ten (10) Years of Creditable Service* and attain age fifty-five (55);

    2. For employees hired on or after April 1, 2012: Accrue at least ten (10) Years of Creditable Service* and attain age sixty (60); or

    3. For all employees: Accrue at least twenty (20) Years of Creditable Service* with no age requirement.

  3. You purchase Retiree Insurance coverages from the GIC (e.g., health care; life insurance; dental coverage).

* Total Years of Creditable Service for ORP Participants is the sum of their Years of Participation in the ORP and any Creditable Service with the State Employees’ Retirement System.

 

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