Department of Management Services

Health Insurance Subsidy

The Health Insurance Subsidy Program is an additional benefit available to eligible FRS retirees to help cover some of the cost of maintaining health insurance coverage. If you have at least six years of service and you meet the FRS Pension Plan's normal retirement age and service requirements you may qualify for the state's Health Insurance Subsidy when you retire regardless of whether you participate in the FRS Pension Plan or FRS Investment Plan. The monthly subsidy is equal to $5 for each year of creditable service with a minimum subsidy of $30 and a maximum of $150 per month. If you are an FRS Investment Plan member and you leave the state and begin receiving retirement benefits before you reach normal retirement age, you will not be eligible for the HIS until you reach normal retirement age.