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Retirement Eligibility

Your eligibility to retire from WVU and continue your health insurance coverage depends on which retirement vendor you participate with.

The TIAA plans establish the below eligibility to continue PEIA retiree medical insurance:

  • Any age with 30 years of Service
  • Age 60 with at least 5 years of Service
  • Any age with 10 years of service if disabled

West Virginia State Teachers Retirement System (TRS) eligibility guidelines to continue PEIA retiree medical insurance are:

  • Full benefits at age 60 with 5 years of service
  • Full benefits at age 55 with 30 years of service
  • Full benefits at any age with 35 years of service
  • Reduced benefits before age 55 with at least 30 but less than 35 years of service
  • Disability benefits with 10 years of service