Santa Barbara County Employees' Retirement System "SBCERS"

Retiree Health Insurance Open Enrollment  

Open Enrollment occurs each year in October and is usually the only opportunity each year to enroll in or change health insurance plans.  Mark the month of October on your calendar every year as "Open Enrollment" so that it doesn't pass you by if you miss any of the insurance news mailings.  Plans, benefits and rates may differ from year to year and from one Plan Sponsor to the next.  The insurance plan year runs from January 1st through December 31st each year. There are mailings to you in September and October to provide information about plans and rates for the coming year.

Open enrollment for the 2016 plan year is from October 5, 2015 through October 30, 2015.  Enrollments, changes and cancellations1 (if any) must be received by SBCERS NO LATER THAN October 30th.  Changes this year include prescription benefit approvals, process and delivery for County and Court retirees, Medical Travel benefits for County retirees, a decrease in the number of plans offered to Court retirees, and premium rates for most plans.

After October 30, 2015, your next opportunity to make health plan changes will be in October 2016, for the 2017 plan year.  Keep each year's Guide to Retiree Health Plans & Open Enrollment book on-hand all year and consult it (or the electronic version linked below) for important benefit and contact information.

1 Be sure to review the Health Reimbursement benefit information when considering cancelling your insurance.

 

2015 Meeting Schedule and Dates (for 2016 Plan Year)

 
  


Plan Sponsor:  County of Santa Barbara

 

 

Health Insurance Information - County of Santa Barbara

Rates: Retiree 2016                        Rates: COBRA / Extended COBRA Retiree 2016

Summaries of Benefits & Coverage ("SBC's")- County of Santa Barbara: 

Blue Shield EPO Low Option-
2016 Medical Plan
2016 Prescription Drug Plan (Non-Medicare)
2016 Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare)
Medicare D (PDP) Brochure
Prescription Drug Plan Comparison

 

Blue Shield EPO High Option-
2016 Medical Plan
2016 Prescription Drug Plan (Non-Medicare)
2016 Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare)
Medicare D (PDP) Brochure
Prescription Drug Plan Comparison

Blue Shield PPO-
2016 Medical Plan
2016 Prescription Drug Plan (Non-Medicare)
2016 Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare)
Medicare D (PDP) Brochure
Prescription Drug Plan Comparison 

 

Blue Shield HDHP-
2016 Medical Plan
2016 Prescription Drug Plan (Blue Shield)

Kaiser Traditional HMO Low Option-
2016 Summary of Medical & Prescription Benefits

 

Kaiser Senior Advantage HMO Low Option-
2016 Summary of Medical & Prescription Benefits

Kaiser Traditional HMO High Option-
2016 Summary of Medical & Prescription Benefits

 

Kaiser Senior Advantage HMO High Option-
2016 Summary of Medical & Prescription Benefits

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage HMO Low Option-
2016 Summary of Medical & Prescription Benefits

UHC Eligibility List
by
Zip Code

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage HMO High Option-
2016 Summary of Medical & Prescription Benefits

Delta Dental-
2016 Dental Plan Benefit Booklet
  Vision Service Plan (VSP)-
VSP Benefit Summary

Health Insurance Forms - County of Santa Barbara

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Other Resources and Information - County of Santa Barbara

Last Year's Plan Information: 2015 SBCERS Retiree Health Plan Open Enrollment Guide  
Article: Health Reimbursement Arrangement, 401(h) Medical Trust Plan Benefits
Glossary: Healthcare Terminology Explained
Medicare FAQ for SBCERS Retirees: Medicare FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 
 



Quick Links to Insurance Carriers - County of Santa Barbara

Carrier Contact Information can also be found on the back cover of the Open Enrollment Guide

 


Plan Sponsor:  Santa Barbara Superior Court

Health Insurance Information - Santa Barbara Superior Court

Rates: Retiree 2016                              Rates- COBRA / Extended COBRA Retiree 2016

        Summaries of Benefits & Coverage ("SBC's") - Court

 

Health Insurance Forms - Santa Barbara Superior Court

 

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Other Resources and Information - Santa Barbara Superior Court

Last Year's Plan Information: 2015 SBCERS Court Retiree Health Plan Open Enrollment Guide
Article: Health Reimbursement Arrangement, 401(h) Medical Trust Plan Benefits
Glossary: Healthcare Terminology Explained
FAQ Page: Medicare and the SBCERS Retiree  



Quick Links to Insurance Carriers - Santa Barbara Superior Court
Carrier Contact Information can also be found on the back cover of the Open Enrollment Guide