Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB)

Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB)

Through the collective bargaining process and under the authority of Government Code section 22940 – 22944.5, OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) is the method by which the State of California, as the employer, and its employees jointly prefund health benefits that current active employees will receive as state retirees.

All employees in positions that are eligible for health benefits, whether or not currently enrolled, prefund OPEB. The state prefunds a matching contribution. The OPEB Policy Statement provides the effective prefunding dates of the various employee groups.

For more information on the program and eligibility please contact your department’s personnel office.