Fiscal Year 2023 Health Allowances for Eligible City Retirees

Date: May 27, 2022


This article is only applicable to City retirees who have a health reimbursement plan through the City.
The City of San Diego and the San Diego Public Employee Benefits Association (SDPEBA) are changing the effective date of their retiree healthcare plan offerings. Starting January 1, 2023, the sponsored retiree healthcare plans will be effective based on the calendar year, rather than the fiscal year. However, the annual allowances for retiree healthcare will continue to be offered on the fiscal year, resetting each July 1st.
Below are the fiscal year 2023 retiree healthcare allowances (effective July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023).

Table showing three columns: Retirement Date, Non-Medicare Eligible, and Medicare Eligible. From Left to Right, each row reads as follows: Prior to October 6, 1980, $1,200 per fiscal year, $1,200 per fiscal year; October 6, 1980 through July 1, 2009, $1,475.08, $1,389.06; July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011 (except for POA and Local 127), $1,322.80, $1,245.75; July 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012 (except for POA and Local 127), $1,269.48, $1,195.56; July 1, 2009 through March 31, 2012 (POA and Local 127), $740.27, $697.19; On or after April 1, 2012 (Option A), $10,828.68 per fiscal year, $10,828.68 per fiscal year; On or after April 1, 2012 (Option B), $5,500 per fiscal year, $5,500 per fiscal year.

Remember, if you would like to change plans before this year’s Open Enrollment in November, you may do so from June 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022. You will be able to choose from the current plan offerings. You can review information about the current plans and download enrollment/disenrollment forms on this page. All forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Thursday, June 30, 2022. All changes timely submitted will be effective August 1, 2022. You may submit your forms via email (attached as a PDF) to, by mail to SDCERS Health Division, 401 West A Street, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92101 or by fax to (858) 581-5314.
If you do not want to make any changes to your current healthcare, dental, or vision plan, you do not have to take any action during Open Enrollment and your coverage will remain the same.
For plans beginning in January 2023, you will receive the full Open Enrollment booklet in November 2022 with information on plans and premiums. If you do not want to make any changes to your current healthcare, dental, or vision plan for 2023, you do not need to take any action in November 2022 and your coverage will remain the same for 2023.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Call Center at (619) 525-3600, open on regular business days from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. PST. However, as this is a significant change to retiree health, we anticipate a higher than usual call volume over the next several months. If your question is not urgent, we recommend submitting your request electronically via the Contact Us page; SDCERS staff generally will respond to electronic inquiries within one business day. Please note that at this time, SDCERS’ physical downtown offices are still closed to members and the public.

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