The City of Lewiston, as a PERSI employer, wants to make sure you have the information you need when considering retirement. Questions about PERSI, health care, Social Security and Medicare often make the process seem daunting. Hopefully the information on this page will answer some of those questions.
Retirement on the Horizon
- HR Checklist
What about notifying my department of my exit date?
The City of Lewiston Policy requires a minimum 14 days notice to be considered as having left in good standing. However, obviously if you are retiring - you will want to give as much advance notice as possible. HR recommends 60 - 90 days notice so we can process the paperwork for PERSI and schedule a visit to answer any questions you might have.
Do I have to sign up for COBRA?
COBRA coverage for medical, dental and vision is available and yes it is expensive. You are paying the total health care premium plus 2-15% depending on our plan year. Please let us know and we can provide the exact figures to you.
There are options besides COBRA to consider and you should be checking into these options well before your big day. The Affordable Care Act - or Obamacare - is available and actually affordable. To find out what it would cost for you (or you and your dependents) - contact one of the local insurance companies in the valley to discuss plans and rates. The Idaho and Washington Exchange are listed below if you prefer to do it yourself.
ID Exchange - https://www.yourhealthidaho.org/
WA Exchange - http://www.wahbexchange.org/