Retired Employees Association of Orange County

Who We Are

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

How to Contact Us

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

Phone: 714.840.3995

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The holiday shopping season is a peak time for crimes such as home and vehicle burglaries, and thefts. Residents need to be alert, aware, and prepared in order to reduce the risk of becoming a crime victim at home, on the road, and while shopping.  Click on the link below to read and article written by Kimberly Sawyer, Crime Prevention Specialist, OCSD on how you can avoid becoming a victim during this holiday period.

Crime Prevention Article


Every year the Superior Court of Orange County is required by law to empanel a 19-member Grand Jury to serve a one-year term. The Court is seeking qualified and capable individuals, like you, to serve the Orange County community in this unique role for the term that begins July 1, 2016.

This is a wonderful opportunity for O.C. retirees and REAOC members to get a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of local government agencies and recommend areas for improvement. The Grand Jury also decides on indictments for some criminal cases.

Detailed information and the application form are online at A flyer is attached below that lists the qualifications and an overview of duties; it also includes a timeline on the second page with important dates. The current stipend for serving is $50/day, up to $250/week, as set by the O.C. Board of Supervisors. The Grand Jury meets at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

The application deadline is January 22, 2016. To have an application packet mailed to you, leave your name and address on the Grand Jury Hotline, 657-622-6747.

Grand Jury Flyer and Timeline



New pension cost estimate jeopardizes Detroit’s bankruptcy recovery
The Detroit Free Press reports that the city’s bankruptcy recovery plan provides for little to nothing in the way of pension payments for 9 years, and then a balloon payment is due in 2024. The latest estimate is that the required payment amount will be much larger than originally estimated,   some see this as threatening the city’s bankruptcy recovery plan. (More)  

Polling data shows mixed results for pension reform
Carl DeMaio, a principal proponent along with Chuck Reed of state-wide pension reform writes about the results of public polling regarding public sector pay and benefits and pension reform. The results seem to depend on how a question is asked, not surprisingly. DeMaio wrote this article for the Orange County based California Policy Center which is also the home of the Union Watch blog and an advocate for the concept that public sector employees earn unreasonably high pay and benefits compared to the private sector. (More)   

How PC jail informant issue evolved
The Orange County Register newspaper. In an in depth article, reports on the use of jailhouse informants over many years to the current controversy about the practice. (More) 

California budget outlook is strong
The California Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) paint an optimistic picture of California government’s fiscal future in this report. (More)

Private sector pension plans disappearing
Reuters reports that the number of private sector pension plans continues to decline, with even some fully funded plans being discontinued. In addition the new federal budget makes such plans less affordable for employers. (More)

Is OC’s Supervisor Nelson running for a third term?
The Voice of OC reports that Supervisor Shawn Nelson is holding fund raisers and building a campaign fund for another term as county supervisor, even though under current County charter law he is termed out. (More)

State LAO analysis of reform initiative
The state Legislative Analyst Office LAO) has analyzed the proposed California pension reform initiative known as the Voter Empowerment Act. The LAO analysis goes to the Attorney General as input for a ballot description that would then allow initiative backers to begin gathering signatures. (More) 


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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.


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.


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 2015 are listed below: 

January 28        March 25            May 27           September 23            December 2

Please Note:  Reservations by phone or mail for the  December 2nd luncheon must be at the REAOC office by Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

Luncheons for 2016 are listed below:

January 27        March 23            May 25           September 28            December 7


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 (


Luncheons in Hemet are 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 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, December 8, 2015 at 11:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church located at 515 E.Kimball in Hemet. 

Make your reservation by calling Jeri Maupin at 951-672-4594 or Joyce Emery at 951-658-2549 by no later than December 1, 2015.

Luncheons for 2016 are listed below:

February 9        April 12              June 14           October 11            December 13


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.”





The Open Enrollment Period for the 2016 health plans has ended.  If you have any questions regarding your health plan, please contact the County’s Employee Benefit section at (866) 325-2345.

Please click on the links below for the charts provided by the County for the 2016 Health Plan rates:

2016 Rate Tables – non PPO

2016 Rate Tables – PPO

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

Supplemental Insurance Benefits


Please click on the links below for the charts  provided by the County for the 2015 Health Plan rates:

 2015 Rate Tables – non PPO

2015 PPO Rate Tables

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

Supplemental Insurance Benefits

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