What’s Premium Assistance?

July 18, 2022

Participating in the Health Options Program may entitle you to a special financial incentive that is not available with a commercial program such as AARP or Blue Cross/Blue Shield. PSERS provides Premium Assistance to help eligible retirees pay for health coverage through the Health Options Program or another Commonwealth public school employer or district health plan.

If you are eligible for Premium Assistance and enroll in either a Medicare Supplement plan or a Medicare Advantage plan through the Health Options Program, PSERS will pay up to $100 per month toward your monthly premium. The amount of the Premium Assistance benefit is determined by the Pennsylvania legislature and is subject to change.

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Contact the HOP Administration Unit for assistance with your questions.