If you are a state retiree (not a public school teacher), some or all of your health care cost may be subsidized by the State of Rhode Island based on your years of service. If you have any questions regarding your years of creditable service, please contact ERSRI at (401) 457-3900.
For employees who retire on or after October 1, 2008, with 20+ years of creditable service, the State will subsidize 80% of the cost of the selected plan provided the retiree is at least 59 years old.
For employees who retire after July 1, 1989 and before 10/01/08, the State and Retiree shares are as follows:
Early Retiree Plan (retirees under age 65)Age at
Medicare Supplemental Plan (age 65+):
Creditable Service Age State-Paid Retiree-Paid
10-15 years 65 50% 50%
16-19 years 65 70% 30%
20-27 years 65 90% 10%
28+ 65 100% 0%