Retired Employees Association of Orange County

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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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THIS MONTH’S HOT TOPICS

Health Plan Rates for 2019

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors approved the new Health Plan Rates for 2019 at their July 17, 2018  meeting.  

For your information, below are the new charts for 2019.

2019 Retiree Self-Funded PPO Health Plan Rates 

2019 Retiree Insured HMO and PPO Health Plan Rates


NEW INFORMATION FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOUT YOUR MEDICARE CARD

Your new Medicare card is coming soon!

Keep an eye on your mailbox — we’re starting to mail new Medicare cards in your state!

Remember, card mailing in your state takes about a month. So you might get your new Medicare card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your area.

One tip: if you have a MyMedicare.gov account, you can sign in and see when your new card is expected to mail. Don’t have a MyMedicare.gov account yet? It’s easy to sign up — just visit MyMedicare.gov. It’s a free, secure way for you to access your personal Medicare-related information.

 

 

Wondering what’s new? The new cards are still paper, but they will look a little different. The biggest change is that your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity. Though you’ll have a new card, rest assured your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same.

Sincerely,

The Medicare Team


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WHAT’S IN THE NEWS – WEEK OF JULY 16, 2018

Union-backed staffing law impacts struggling nursing homes

This LA Times article that was reprinted in the St. Louis post-dispatch describes how new California legislation is putting new and costly requirements on the state’s 1,000-plus nursing homes, which some in the industry say could be forced to turn away or even discharge patients as a result. (More) 


Watch out for those veterans’ charities

Robocalls and mailers designed to tug at the heart strings of patriotic people are frequent, asking for donations for veterans.  This story in the Sacramento Bee exposes how many of these organizations are fraudulent and don’t help veterans at all. (More)


State worker raises take effect – so does retiree health care cost deduction

The Sacramento Bee reports that most state workers will see a 4% raise starting July 1 but also start to see a new deduction from their paychecks that’s meant to help pay for the health care benefits they’ll use in retirement. It’ll cost them 1.2 percent of their pensionable compensation, and that rate is expected to increase next year according to the story. (More) 


Retirement savings bills introduced in Congress

Investment News reports that a “bipartisan group of senators introduced a package of retirement savings bills Tuesday that includes making it easier for small employers to join pooled employer plans and “giving employers incentives to use automatic enrollment and automatic escalation features.” (More) 


Supreme Court orders California split removed from ballot

We have all experienced frustration with initiatives and propositions being approved by the voters only to have the courts rule they are unconstitutional or otherwise invalid. We have wondered why that question was not decided before the issue was given to the voters.  Now the LA Times reports that the California Supreme Court took up a challenge to the initiative that would divide California into three states and ordered it removed from the November ballot. (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

The  Mile Square Park Banquet Facility located at 10401 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, California, 92708. For directions, call the Mile Square Banquet Facility at (714) 962-5541 or 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

Luncheons are held the 4th Wednesday of January, March, May and September, and on the first Wednesday of December at Noon. To ensure a parking spot please arrive by 11 a.m.  Please carpool.

Luncheons for 2018 are listed below:

   January 24         March 28          May 23          September 26          December 5

Please Note:  Reservations by phone or mail for the September 26th luncheon must be at the REAOC office by Wednesday, September 19th, 2018.

COST

Cost for the luncheon is $17.00 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).

HEMET CHAPTER LUNCHEONS

Luncheons in Hemet have been traditionally held on the second Tuesday during the months of February, April, June, October and December.   Attendees arrive around 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall (please note the new location) located at 515 E. Kimball Avenue in Hemet and lunch is served between 11:45 and noontime. The cost is $9.50 per person.  The Hemet Chapter would like new members and encourages all REAOC members who live in the area or within driving distance to join them for the luncheons.

REAOC’s Hemet Chapter will hold its next luncheon on Tuesday, October 16th at 11:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall (please note the new location) located at 515 E.Kimball in Hemet. 

Make your reservation by calling Mary Little at 951-485-7738 or Jane Pabitzky at 951-237-3240 by no later than October 9th,2018.

Luncheons for 2018 are listed below:

February 20         April 17             June 19           October 16           December 18

MAP TO MILE SQUARE PARK

Below is a map showing the general location of the Mile Square Park Banquet Facility located at 10401 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, California 92708.

If you need exact directions from your house you can go to MapQuest and click on “driving directions.”

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HEALTH PLAN RATES FOR 2019

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors approved the new Health Plan Rates for 2019 at their July 17, 2018  meeting.  

For your information, below are the new charts for 2019.

2019 Retiree Self-Funded PPO Health Plan Rates 

2019 Retiree Insured HMO and PPO Health Plan Rates


HEALTH PLAN RATES FOR 2018

If you have any questions regarding your health plan, please contact the County’s Employee Benefits section at (800) 858-7266.

Please click on the links below for the charts provided by the County for the 2018 Health Plan rates:

HMO & PPO Health Plan Tables for 2018

Sharewell and Wellwise Health Plan Rate Tables for 2018

Below is a link to the County PPO Blue Shield website. It’s a great website, retirees can track their claims (once they register), find network providers, get plan information, price prescriptions, etc.

 Please click here to go to the website.

On the bottom left corner of the find a provider page is a place to check the network outside of CA.

Blue Shield of Ca contracts for the Blue Cross Nationwide network so the provider options  outside of CA are very good.

The County of Orange also provided this Retiree Services and Resources for REAOC.  Please click here to access this document.


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

Supplemental Insurance Benefits


 

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