Some City of San Diego retirees are eligible for retiree health benefits. Changes to these benefits in the last several years have resulted in different groups of Retirees who, depending on their retirement date and bargaining unit, are eligible for different health benefits.
Visit the Health Forms & Booklet section of this website to view the current Retiree Health Benefits booklet for further details on what benefits you may be eligible to receive. This section also contains links to health enrollment forms, the health plan comparison chart, and other related documents.
City-sponsored health insurance & Open Enrollment
All City of San Diego retirees are eligible to enroll in City-sponsored health insurance plans. The City of San Diego offers several health plans for retirees not yet eligible for Medicare, as well as Medicare-eligible retirees. SDCERS administers these health plans for City retirees. Enrollment in City-sponsored plans takes place each June, during Open Enrollment, with an August effective date. The plans are open to City retirees, as well as their spouses and dependents. All retired members will receive a Retiree Health Benefits booklet in the mail. In certain cases, some retirees may enroll outside of the Open Enrollment period. City retirees eligible for the health allowance who enroll in a City-sponsored health plan may have their premiums paid directly to the carrier by SDCERS.
Privately-secured health insurance City retirees eligible for the health allowance may receive their allowance in the form of a reimbursement, if they enroll in privately secured insurance not sponsored by the City of San Diego. Again, for more information on reimbursement and other details on retiree health benefits, visit the Health Forms & Booklet section of the website and view the current Retiree Health Benefits booklet.