Retirement


From hire to retire, it’s never too early to plan for a secure and enjoyable retirement. From understanding your CalPERS pension to Medicare Health Plan counseling, CSEA can help.


CalPERS

CalPERS Service Credit Purchase

Did you work as a temporary, substitute, or under four hours per day when you were first hired, but now are paying into CalPERS? You may be able to add significantly to your retirement by buying that time. The sooner you buy it, the cheaper it is. Payment plans are available, but the rules are changing! Get educated now by calling CSEA Member Benefits at (866) 487-2732.

Pre-Retirement Seminars

Pre-Retirement Seminars

Attend a seminar in your area. These popular seminars taught by CalPERS and hosted by CSEA help members understand how their CalPERS pension is calculated. CalPERS requires you to attend a seminar before you receive a one-on-one appointment with CalPERS.

Join the Retiree Unit

Join the Retiree Unit

When you retire from CSEA, you can continue to receive many of the same benefits you enjoyed as an active member, including the $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance coverage at no cost. Continue to receive Focus Magazine and also get the Retiree Newsletter four times a year. All for only $3 per month.

Retirement Security

Retirement Security

CSEA was founded in 1927 by a group of custodians from Oakland who set out to secure retirement benefits. To this day, we continue that legacy. From representation on the CalPERS board of directors to pension protection in Sacramento, to Social Security and Medicare advocacy and counseling, CSEA continues to protect your retirement security every day.

Health Plan Counseling

No Cost Medicare Health Plan Counseling

Are you or a family member 64 years of age or older? Take advantage of this service to build a plan that helps cover the 20% not covered by Medicare. Whether you want to review or change your current plan, are approaching retirement and can’t decide where to turn, or are unsure of your Medicare rights and responsibilities, this no-cost service can help with expert advice and counseling.

Senior Term Life Insurance

Senior Term Life Insurance

Offered through Hartford Insurance, this coverage is designed for mature empty nesters who don’t want to leave the burden of final expenses on their families after they die. There is no termination age for this insurance. A range of coverage options to fit your budget are available. A “living benefit” feature allows you to collect benefits and pay no monthly premium when you might need them most – during a terminal illness.
Benefits