Long Term Care
California public employees have the opportunity to purchase Long-Term Care coverage through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). This program is designed to offset the costs associated with the extended care you might need due to a serious accident, chronic illness, or the frailties of old age (e.g. difficulty with basic activities like bathing, dressing, or eating). Typically this is care you would receive at home from a nurse or home health aide, or the care you might receive in a nursing home, assisted living facility or adult day care center.
CalPERS administers this program on behalf of all the public employees of California. There is no insurance company involved. You pay the premiums associated with this program directly to CalPERS.
If you are not a member of the CalPERS Long Term Care Program, and have questions about the program, please note at this time, the CalPERS Board of Administration has not approved any application period. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive a Long Term Care application when the program reopens, please call 800-982-1775 and select the appropriate prompts.
For existing CalPERS Long Term Care members, please go to the CalPERS Website for updated information, or call CalPERS at 800-982-1775 and select the appropriate prompts.