Are You Almost 65?

February 26, 2024

If you’re a PSERS retiree about to turn age 65, we’re eager to tell you about the benefits of joining the Health Options Program. We take a number of steps to make sure you understand how the program works.

First, we send you an information packet four to nine months before your 65th birthday. We mail these twice a year—in the winter for people turning age 65 during the first six months of the following year and in the spring for people turning age 65 in the second half of the year. The packet contains a description of the medical and prescription drug benefits available under the Health Options Program—plus a personalized statement that has information specific to you, including your monthly premiums for all your coverage options.

We also conduct webinars (virtual group information sessions) several times a year. During the webinars, you can learn more about the Health Options Program and ask questions. Check our website for the live webinar meeting schedule. If you’re unable to attend a live webinar, you can watch a recorded session. Our virtual benefits fair offers another opportunity for you to learn more about the Health Options Program. Visit for information from Health Options Program partners and more about all the great benefits available to you as a PSERS retiree.

Get Help

Contact the HOP Administration Unit for assistance with your questions.