Health Forms & Booklet

Please Note:

Under the San Diego Municipal Code and the IRS regulations related to Health Reimbursement Accounts, the City of San Diego will only reimburse City retirees for healthcare plan premiums. Fixed indemnity policies and cost sharing plans do not provide for medical treatment and are not reimbursable. If you have any questions about whether a new healthcare plan you are considering is reimbursable, please contact SDCERS at (619) 525-3600 before enrolling in that plan. 


CITY OF SAN DIEGO RETIREE HEALTH OPEN ENROLLMENT - PLAN YEAR 2020-2021

Health Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 will be from June 1 to June 30, 2020.

Booklets containing rates and additional information were mailed on May 29th. You can download an electronic copy and the comparison chart at the bottom of this page. The health providers are the same as last year* – so if you are NOT changing your health plan, you do not have to take any action.

*The one exception to this is for those who are currently enrolled in the United Concordia dental plan - you will automatically be enrolled into the Delta Dental plan, which is replacing United Concordia, effective August 1st unless you submit a disenrollment form.


New for 2020: SDPEBA (San Diego Public Employee Benefit Association) is offering a new non-Medicare plan through Sharp. Please see the City retiree health booklet below for details.

The City Retiree Health Open Enrollment Kick-Off and Help Day Events were cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead, the plan providers recorded video presentations, which you can watch here.

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. CareCounsel also provides helpful videos on their website that may answer your questions about Medicare, here: https://carecounsel.com/medicare.html.

If you plan to send health forms and other confidential information through email (PDF), read SDCERS' Privacy Policy here.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996's (HIPPA) Privacy Rule gives SDCERS who receive health coverage the right to be informed of the privacy practices of their health plans, as well as to be informed of their privacy rights with respect to their personal health information. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to additional information.

Note: These plans are only available to eligible City of San Diego retirees.​

City Retiree Health Booklet

Enrollment Forms

Plan Information

Plan Provider Videos

Reimbursement Forms