Separating employment: Plan 3 members

DRS Plan 3 members not retiring, but meet DRS requirements.

Enroll in or defer PEBB retiree insurance coverage

If you are enrolling in or deferring in PEBB retiree insurance coverage:

Timeframe

Action to take if you are enrolling: Action to take if you are deferring:
3 months prior to retirement

Request a Retiree Enrollment Guide.

Request a Retiree Enrollment Guide.
3 months prior to your 65th birthday or terminating employment at age 65 or older Contact Social Security Administration (SSA) to enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B if you or any family members you wish to cover are entitled to Medicare, due to either age or disability. Make sure you understand the Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) and Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Medicare and how these timelines affect the start date of Medicare.  
30-60 days prior to retirement

Send PEBB:

  • Retiree Coverage Election/Change form and any other applicable forms.
  • A copy of your Medicare ID card showing enrollment in Medicare Part A and Part B (if entitled). If you wish to enroll dependents who are entitled to Medicare, include a copy of their Medicare ID card.
  • Payment for your first month’s health coverage premium (if not using pension deduction). You may want to keep a copy of your forms for your files.

PEBB must receive the form no later than 60 days after employer-paid coverage, COBRA coverage or continuation of coverage ends. If enrolling in a Medicare plan, PEBB should receive the forms prior to the month the retiree coverage begins.

When you are ready to retire

Timeframe

Action to take to enroll in coverage:
6 months prior to retirement Contact DRS to request a retirement estimate.

30-60 days prior to retirement

Submit your retirement application to DRS.

Contact

The PEBB Program

Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
Online
360-664-7000
Toll-free: 1-800-547-6657