Santa Barbara County Employees' Retirement System "SBCERS"

 Welcome to Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System OPEN ENROLLMENT Homepage for the 2018 COVERAGE year!

2019 Guide to County Retiree Health Plans and Open Enrollment

2019 Guide to Court Retiree Health Plans and Open Enrollment

2019 County COBRA and Extended COBRA Rates

2019 Court COBRA and Extended COBRA Rates

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR COVERAGE:

  1. Review plan benefits, providers and rates.
  2. Obtain and complete forms.
  3. Sign and submit forms by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NO CHANGES TO YOUR COVERAGE:

  1. You do not have to complete or submit any forms.
  2. You do not have to contact SBCERS.
  3. SBCERS will automatically continue your current coverage into 2019 at the new rates.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T HAVE COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE:

  1. You instead have money in your SBCERS Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) account.
  2. You may opt back in to County Health Insurance by completing and remitting forms.
  3. You do not have to contact SBCERS to set anything up, you contact WageWorks at 877-924-3967 or www.wageworks.com to seek reimbursement for eligible health expenses you pay out of your own pocket.
  4. Learn how to collect this money in “Health Insurance Subsidy” and “Health Reimbursement”.
  5. SBCERS will automatically continue your current HRA account into 2018.
MEDICARE and IMPORTANT NOTICES:
  1. Turning 65 in 2018? Contact SBCERS three months before your 65th birthday to review options.
  2. If you (and/or your dependents) have or will have Medicare in the next 12 months, Federal law provides choices for prescription drug coverage. See “Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare.”


INFORMATION AND DEADLINES FOR COUNTY AND SUPERIOR COURT

Open Enrollment Period:   October 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018
Forms and Booklets Availability:   After September 30th (website, mail, email, fax)
Form Submission Deadline:   At SBCERS office no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Forms Submission Options:   Mail, Email to benefits@sbcers.org (scanned attachment); Fax 805-560-1086; Drop Off at SBCERS office
Changes effective:   January 1, 2019



OPEN ENROLLMENT MEETING DATES

Santa Barbara

Where                                                 When   

Engineering Building                              Monday, October 15, 2018    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 E Anapamu Street                                  
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

SANTA MARIA

Where                                                     When

County Administration Building                   Thursday, October 18, 2018   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room
511 E Lakeside Parkway                                            
Santa Maria, CA 93455

 

 

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