Retired Employees Association of Orange County

Who We Are

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Who We Are

We’re  YOUR organization!

Focused Strictly on Retirees

Run by Retirees

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What We Do


What We Do

Protect Retiree Benefits

Work to Improve Retiree Benefits

Mobilize Retirees (When Needed)

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How to Contact Us

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How to Contact Us

P.O. Box 11787
Santa Ana, CA  92711-1787
Phone: 714.840.3995

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SENIOR NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION (SNEMT) PROGRAM

REAOC wants to share information with our retirees about the following County Service through the Office on Aging:

The Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (SNEMT) Program provides transportation to older adults who are in need of low cost transportation to and from medical appointments, dentists, therapies, exercise programs, testing and other health related trips.

For more information about the Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program in Orange County, please call the Office on Aging at:

800.510.2020
714.480.6450


COUNTY OF ORANGE HEALTH PLANS RATES FOR 2024  

The rate charts can be accessed by clicking here.

If you have questions, contact the Benefits Service Center at 1-833-476-2347. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. 


LUNCHEON REMINDER

Our luncheons are held at the Elks Lodge located at 1751 South Elks Lane, Santa Ana, CA 92705.  All the luncheons will provide a main dish, a salad with vegetables, rolls and dessert.  Coffee, tea, and ice water will also be served.

The Elks Lodge is next to the OC Credit Union building on St. Andrews Place.  The major cross streets are Grand Avenue and Edinger in Santa Ana. You will find plenty of parking spaces! 

We hope to see you at our next luncheon on September 25, 2024!  For more information, please click here.


MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAMS

If you or someone you know is having trouble paying for healthcare costs, there may be ways to save money on Medicare premiums and other costs. You can get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments if you meet certain conditions. Please click here for additional information.


REAOC BOARD OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

The REAOC Board monthly meetings will continue to be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and we will utilize the online Zoom platform.  If you have any issues or questions you would like to have us discuss, please contact the REAOC office at (714) 840-3995.


 
WHEN YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGES
 

If you move, get a new or change your e-mail address or telephone or if you have a name change, there are actions that are necessary so that you continue to receive your benefits, newsletters, e-mails, etc.

If any of the above pertains to you, you need to notify REAOC, the Orange County Employees’ Retirement System (OCERS) and the County of Orange Employee Benefits Center with the new information.

To contact REAOC – call (714) 840-3995 or go to http://reaoc.org/email-us/ to e-mail the new/changed information.

To contact OCERS – call (714) 558-6200 or go to https://www.ocers.org to go to their website and sign-into “MyOCERS” to update your information.

To contact the County of Orange Employee Benefits Services Center – call (833) 476-2347 or to go to the benefits website by contacting My OC Benefits™ directly through IntraOC, or on the internet at mybenefits.ocgov.com.


NEWSLETTERS
 
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NEWS WEEK OF MAY 13, 2024

The myth that public workers don’t care about pensions 

Governing provides an article written by Hank Kim, Executive Director and Counsel for the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS):  “Although some may argue that pensions are no longer a relevant tool for recruiting and retaining public workers, the historical data and broader research show otherwise. However, with financial literacy being a significant challenge in the United States, it is critical that employers provide the necessary education around these benefits to maximize their potential in the battle to attract and keep talent.” (Read More)


Newsom finally aligns with Legislature’s gloomier budget outlook, blaming “massive volatility” 

CalMatters reported:  “California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a revised state budget that increases the projected deficit by billions of dollars and contained real cuts, something his initial version mostly lacked. – – – – – , blamed “massive volatility” in the state’s revenue system, particularly difficulty in projecting income taxes on capital gains, for the wide fluctuations in revenue estimates and reality. Over four years, he noted, revenues have fallen $165 billion short of estimates.” (Read More)


What do Newsom’s proposed cuts to California’s budget mean to OC 

The Orange County Register contacted various government entities in Orange County and also non-profits operating government funded programs to find out – for some the sky is falling with this news:  “Hundreds of millions in reductions to homelessness programs. A pause in billions for subsidized child care. A $510 million reduction to the Middle-Class Scholarship program. And $300 million in annual reductions to public health funding.” – – – – – There are impacts on homeless programs, support for crime survivors, transportation, K-12 education, post-secondary education, social services, public health and child care. (Read More)


City of Orange eyes a sales tax increase while facing massive budget deficit 

“The $19 million deficit comes after what both city council members and city staff call years of fiscal mismanagement, covered up by leaving extra vacant staff positions on the city’s books that no one ever actually planned to fill for over a decade, according to the city’s finance director.”  Voice of OC. (Read More)


ABOUT OUR LUNCHEONS

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REAOC luncheons are held for the purpose of bringing Orange County retirees together for an afternoon of camaraderie, entertainment, and information. Friends and family are always welcome! Each luncheon features a different theme, with door prizes, and special gifts. As an added bonus, there is a valuable Progressive Drawing. They also serve as a general meeting for the membership.

WHERE

Please note that we have a new venue for our REAOC luncheons.  We will hold our luncheons at the new Elks Lodge in Santa Ana!  The Elks Lodge is located at 1751 South Elks Lane, Santa Ana, CA 92705. All the luncheons will provide a main dish, a salad with vegetables, rolls and dessert.  Coffee, tea, and ice water will also be available.

The Elks Lodge is right next to the OC Credit Union building on St. Andrews Place. You will find plenty of parking spaces!  Attend and have fun visiting with your friends and guests at the Elks Lodge.   Please see your upcoming Informer newsletter for additional information.

For directions, see map below showing where the Facility is located. Please DO NOT call the Facility to make reservations. Reservations are made by sending in the reservation form in The Informer or by calling the REAOC office at (714) 840-3995.

WHEN

For 2024, the luncheons will be held on Wednesdays on the dates listed below:

January 24, 2024

March 27, 2024

May 22, 2024

September 25, 2024

December 4, 2024

To ensure a parking spot please arrive by 11 a.m. Please carpool if possible.

We hope to see you at the REAOC luncheon!

COST

Cost for the luncheon is $20.00 per person. A reservation form is provided in The Informer (on the current Luncheon page), in the “Forms” section of the REAOC web site or you may email the REAOC office of your request (reaoc@reaoc.org). 

Reservations for the September 25, 2024 luncheon must be received by no later than September 18, 2024.

NEW HEALTH CARE PLANS AND RATES FOR 2024

The Board of Supervisors approved the new Health Care Plans and Rate for 2024 at the Board meeting on July 18, 2023.  The rate charts can be accessed by clicking here.

HEALTH PLAN RATES FOR 2023

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors approved the new rates for the retiree health plans for 2023 at their meeting on July 19, 2022. The rate charts may be seen below.

Click here for the PPO rate charts (Wellwise and Sharewell)

Click here for the HMO rate charts (Kaiser, Scan and Blue Cross)


THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS RESOURCE LINE – MY OC BENEFITS™

Call the My OC Benefits™ Line toll-free at (833) 476-2347 or they may be reached at mybenefits.ocgov.com


SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE BENEFITS

For information about the supplemental insurance including dental and vision coverage, please click on the link below. 

Supplemental Insurance Benefits


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