Health Open Enrollment for City Retirees Has Begun

Date: Jun 04, 2017


5 Facts You Should Know About Retiree 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.

1. New Health Enrollment Publication Issued by SDCERS. For the 2017-2018 Open Enrollment period, SDCERS has issued and mailed a Comprehensive Health Enrollment Book, including a comparison chart of each plan. The book is available online here

2. If you are making changes to your benefits, you must complete your enrollment by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 30. You may submit your health insurance enrollment forms via mail, email (PDF) or fax to SDCERS beginning Monday, June 5. If you are not making changes to your current plan, you do not have to take any action and do not need to submit any forms. Enrollment forms are available here.

3. Rate changes to health plans for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. There is an increase in premiums for the 2017-2018 year (with the exception of Kaiser Senior Advantage and Sharp Advantage HMO). The Comprehensive Health Enrollment Book provides information about health plans and the associated costs. Premium changes can be found on page 7 of the book. You do not need to take any action during Open Enrollment if you are not making changes to your current plan.
4. To speak to an SDCERS representative in person, join SDCERS for Health Enrollment Help Day on Friday, June 16th. SDCERS staff and representatives from health plans will be there to answer questions directly. Members are also encouraged to submit health paperwork at the event. Information about Health Enrollment Help Day is available on the last page of your health enrollment book.

5. 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 Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST. 

Read this important disclosure before submitting your health forms to SDCERS through email (PDF).


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