(a) A judge who retires pursuant to Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 75000) of Title 8, but is not yet receiving a pension, may continue his or her coverage and the coverage of any family members for the duration of the leave of absence, upon his or her application and upon assuming payment of the contributions otherwise required of the employer.
(b) (1) A judge who leaves judicial office pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 75521 and has not attained 65 years of age may continue his or her coverage and the coverage of any family members upon assuming payment of the contributions otherwise required of the employer. The judge shall also pay an additional 2 percent of the premium amount to cover administrative expenses incurred by the system or the Department of Personnel Administration.
(2) An election to continue coverage under this subdivision shall be made within 60 days of permanent separation. A retired judge who cancels that coverage may not reenroll.
(3) Upon attaining 65 years of age, a retired judge who has continuous and uninterrupted coverage pursuant to this subdivision shall be entitled to the applicable employer contribution.
(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 639, Sec. 23.)