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City Retiree Health Open Enrollment

Date: May 15, 2018 Categories: Health, News Articles, Open Enrollment

Health Open Enrollment ran from June 4 to June 29, 2018. Booklets containing rates and additional information were mailed. You can access an electronic copy here and the comparison charts.New for 2018: Health Net was replaced by Cigna and SCAN Health Plan.The Open Enrollment kick-off event was Wednesday, May 30. The event featured formal presentations by Kaiser, Cigna, SCAN Health Plan, Sharp and CareCounsel. Annual Help Day was held Friday, June 22, from 10a.m. to noon at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom.CareCounsel is there to help! CareCounsel Member Care Specialists are available for your healthcare inquiries and concerns. You can call them at (888) 227-3334 or e-mail staff@carecounsel.com Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST. Click here for additional information. More...

Annual Health Allowance Reminder

Date: Dec 15, 2017 Categories: Health, News Articles

Reminder for Annual Health Allowance: effective July 1, 2017, your healthcare allowance is being applied on an annual basis, to comply with San Diego Municipal Code requirements. This means that SDCERS will no longer divide your annual allowance into 12 payments; rather your entire annual allowance will be available to you each July 1, as explained in the 2017 Open Enrollment materials on pages 9 and 12. You can read additional information here.   More...

Medicare Workshop Presentation

Date: Sep 18, 2017 Categories: Events, Health

SDCERS hosted a Medicare and Social Security presentation on Friday, October 6 at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom. Click here to access the presentation. Be sure to join us Friday, October 20 from 11:00am to Noon at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom for the SDCERS Annual Meeting! No RSVP is necessary. We look forward to seeing you there.   More...

Health Open Enrollment for City Retirees Has Begun

Date: Jun 04, 2017 Categories: Health, Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 30. Take a look at these five facts - they’ll help you understand whether or not you need to take action during this year’s Open Enrollment period. And don't forget to join SDCERS on Friday, June 16th for our annual Open Enrollment Help Day from 10 a.m. to noon at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom.   More...

Retiree Health Presentation

Date: Mar 15, 2017 Categories: Health, Open Enrollment

Join SDCERS and City health providers for an overview of retiree health coverage to assist you with planning for Open Enrollment 2017.  More...

Health Open Enrollment For City Retirees Has Begun

Date: Jun 05, 2016 Categories: Health, News Articles, Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 30. Take a look at these five facts - they’ll help you understand whether or not you need to take action during this year’s Open Enrollment period. And don't forget to join SDCERS on Tuesday, June 14th for our annual Open Enrollment Help Day from 10 a.m. to noon at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom.      More...

SDCERS Held Second Annual City Health Presentation

Date: Apr 08, 2016 Categories: Health, News Articles, Open Enrollment

Around 200 retirees attended SDCERS’ second annual City Retiree Health Coverage Presentation on April 8. Presenters from SDCERS, City of San Diego Risk Management, Health Net, Sharp and Kaiser shared a comprehensive overview of all health coverage services offered through SDCERS, in preparation for Open Enrollment, to be held June 6 through June 30. Don’t miss our next event, Open Enrollment Help Day, on June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom. More...

Retiree Health Presentation - Friday, April 8

Date: Mar 30, 2016 Categories: Health, Open Enrollment

Join SDCERS and City health providers for an overview of retiree health coverage to assist in planning for Open Enrollment 2016. The Retiree Health Presentation will be held on Friday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom.  More...

2016 Medicare Part B Update

Date: Dec 16, 2015 Categories: Health, News Articles

If you recently received an increase or decrease to your Medicare Part B premium, you will need to submit to SDCERS your 2016 Benefit Verification Letter from the Social Security Administration to be reimbursed for this increased or decreased amount. If you do not submit it, you will continue to receive the reimbursement amount SDCERS has on file. Click the title for more information. More...

Health Open Enrollment For City Retirees Has Begun

Date: May 29, 2015 Categories: Health, Open Enrollment

Click the title for the 5 most important facts you need to know, all enrollment details, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.   More...

SDCERS Held First-Ever City Health Workshop

Date: Apr 21, 2015 Categories: Health, Open Enrollment

More than 400 retirees attended SDCERS’ first-ever City Retiree Health Coverage Workshop on April 20. Click here for more information. More...

Retiree Health Coverage Workshop

Date: Apr 16, 2015 Categories: Health, Open Enrollment

Monday, April 20, 2015 10 a.m. to Noon at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom SDCERS invites you to a Retiree Health Coverage Workshop on Monday, April 20. Click here for more information. More...

5 Facts You Should Know About Retiree Health Open Enrollment

Date: Jun 13, 2014 Categories: Health

Open Enrollment is Monday, June 9 - Thursday, July 3rd. Take a look at these five facts - they’ll help you understand whether or not you need to take action during this year’s Open Enrollment period. More...

Save the Date: Health Enrollment Help Day - June 18, 2014

Date: Apr 02, 2014 Categories: Events, Health

Eligible retirees wishing to make changes to their health insurance plans are encouraged to save the date for Health Enrollment Help Day on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. More...

SDCERS Members Eligible for CalPERS’ Statewide Long-Term Care Program

Date: Feb 07, 2014 Categories: Health

SDCERS members are eligible for the California Public Employees' Retirement System’s (CalPERS) revitalized Long-Term Care (LTC) Program now open and available statewide. The LTC is designed to make it easier to receive home medical care through tailored health plans that suit individual needs and budgets, while providing affordable options that help keep pace with the rising costs of long-term care. More...

How the Affordable Care Act Impacts SDCERS Retirees

Date: Sep 27, 2013 Categories: Health, Retirement Resources

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010 to provide access to health care for those who are uninsured, to create a more efficient way to administer health care and to contain the growth of future health care costs.There are a number of ways that this is being done, but one in particular that directly impacts SDCERS retirees at this time. SDCERS’ retirees are required to have access to information about the new Health Insurance Marketplace in preparation for the Individual Mandate requirement of the law. More...

New Health Rates in Effect on July Pension Checks

Date: Jul 24, 2013 Categories: Health

City of San Diego retirees will note fiscal year 2014 health insurance rates are in effect and reflected on pension checks issued July 31, 2013. The new rates reduced the net pay amount for some retirees who selected a Health Net plan. More...

OPEN ENROLLMENT 2013-2014: Four Facts You Should Know

Date: May 30, 2013 Categories: Health

Open Enrollment is Monday, June 3th - Friday, June 28th. Take a look at these four facts - they’ll help you understand whether or not you need to take action during this year’s Open Enrollment period. More...

Save the Date: SDCERS' Open Enrollment Help Day - June 12th

Date: Apr 22, 2013 Categories: Events, Health

Note: This year, SDCERS has adjusted the format to include a brief presentation by sponsored providers at the conclusion of Help Day. The presentation will be at 12 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room. More...

For Deferred Members: Information on Upcoming Changes to Retiree Health Benefits

Date: Feb 08, 2012 Categories: Health

On February 6, 2012, SDCERS sent the following letter to Deferred Members providing important information about upcoming changes to the City of San Diego’s Retiree Health Benefits.  If you are a Deferred Member and want to determine your eligibility for retirement, please contact SDCERS’ Call Center at 619.525.3600 or review the attached letter and then log onto the SDCERS Member Portal and view your account to determine your current service credit.  More...

City Employees Vote In Favor of Changes To Retiree Health Benefits

Date: Sep 30, 2011 Categories: Health

City of San Diego employees who participated in the September retiree health benefits election voted in favor of the proposed changes, in an election conducted by SDCERS on behalf of the City. Out of nearly 9,000 Members who received the materials, 1,901 voted in favor of the proposed changes, while 119 voted in opposition. More...

Open Enrollment for City Retirees

Date: Jan 03, 2011 Categories: Health

Open Enrollment is June 6 through June 30, 2011. The Open Enrollment Home Page houses information related to Open Enrollment, as well as PDF files of the Open Enrollment booklet, related forms and other materials. More...

Court Ruling on Effective Date of 2005 Benefit Changes

Date: Jul 22, 2010 Categories: 13th Check and Corbett, DROP, Health, Purchase of Service (PSC)

A recent decision by the San Diego Superior Court has ruled that benefit changes made by the City in 2005 – but which were not codified by ordinance into the Municipal Code until 2007 – have a retroactive effective date back to July 1, 2005. (A PDF of the ruling is available at the end of this article) More...