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Preparing for retirement

Eligibility requirements

Certain eligibility requirements must be met to receive PEBB retiree insurance coverage. 

Depending on your situation, you may be able to enroll in PEBB retiree insurance coverage now or take action to protect your eligibility for future enrollment.

Retirement scenarios

Identify the scenario which one best fits your situation.

  1. Retiring and meet DRS criteria for retirement. (Review criteria.)
  2. Separating from employment and do not meet the criteria for retirement according to DRS. (Review criteria.)

  3. Enrolling in COBRA through your employer or using COBRA as a "bridge" to retirement.

  4. Retiring, separating employment, or leaving employment under disability retirement.

  5. DRS Plan 3 member separating from employment and you meet the age and years of service requirements for the retirement plan.

  6. Retiring or separating employment from a higher education retirement plan or not participating in or retiring under a Washington State-sponsored retirement plan. (Does not apply if you are leaving a school district or educational service district).

Attend a retirement webinar

Join us for an overview of retiree health insurance available through the Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) Program. Learn about eligibility criteria, medical and dental plans available, monthly premiums, and how to enroll.


The PEBB Program

Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
Toll-free: 1-800-547-6657