Home | | Join | | Newsletter | | Board Info | | Resources | | Contact | | Member Directory | | Documents


Enrolling in Medicare | | 40 Quarters of Coverage | | Fewer Than 40 Quarters | | CalSTRS Program | | Reimbursements

CalSTRS Premium Payment Program

You may be eligible for CalSTRS to pay your Medicare Part A (hospital) premiums if you are at least 65 and are not eligible to receive Medicare Part A premium-free. The CalSTRS Medicare Premium Payment Program pays your Medicare Part A premium if you or your spouse did not pay into Medicare and now are required to pay a monthly premium.

You are eligible if you are:

  • A retired or disabled CalSTRS member receiving a monthly benefit
  • Age 65 or older
  • Not eligible for premium-free Medicare Part A
  • Enrolled in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B

If you retired prior to January 1, 2001, you are automatically eligible for the CalSTRS Medicare Premium Payment Program.

If your retirement date is between January 1, 2001, and March 22, 2005 you are not eligible for the CalSTRS Medicare Premium Program.

If your retirement date is after March 22, 2005 you are eligible for the CalSTRS Medicare Premium Payment Program.

Additional information and application form



This page last updated: January 1, 2017


Website designed and maintained by Bruce Jacobs