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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THERE IS A CHANGE IN OUR LUNCHEON VENUE 

Due to increased luncheon prices at Mile Square Park the REAOC Board made the decision to move our luncheons to the centrally located, attractive and newer facility of 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 right next to the OC Credit Union building on St. Andrews Place. You will find plenty of parking spaces!  The major cross streets are Grand Avenue and Edinger in Santa Ana.

Attend and have fun visiting with your friends and guests at the Elks Lodge. We are so excited about this new facility and hope you will also like the new venue, great food, and service.  Please come and enjoy fun conversations, a scrumptious lunch and receive important updates from the REAOC Board of Directors.  Please see your upcoming Informer newsletter for additional information.


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 accessed below.

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

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


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.


COVID-19 RESOURCES

The County of Orange Health Care Agency has continued to update their  web site titled Covid-19 Vaccine Resources to keep the public informed.  Please click here to read more. 


REAOC BOARD OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

The REAOC Board will continue to meet on a monthly basis although we will follow the CDC guidelines and not meet in person.  Our Board 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
 
Click here to read the latest Informer newsletter.
 
Click here to read the latest CRCEA Intercom newsletter.

 

NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2023

Orange County’s pension hole is shrinking, but at what cost? 

Orange County Register columnist Teri Sorfza tries to explain:  “Column: County government and workers are paying more to make that happen – – – – – Why, you ask, is the hole shrinking?  The decrease … is primarily attributable to favorable investment returns (after smoothing) and salary increases less than expected, slightly offset by actual cost-of-living adjustment increases greater than expected,” the big audit explains.

It pegs the funded ratio of the county’s pension system — the amount on hand vs. what’s needed to pay in full — at 81%, which is up from 76.5% in 2020. – – – – – Everyone has been forking over more money in recent years to help make this happen. The county’s pension contributions went from $379 million in 2015 to more than $557 million last year. – – – – -There’s hope that most of the worst is behind us. In 2008, voters approved Measure J, which requires voter approval for any future pension benefit enhancements.” (Read More)


Retirees, Medicare enrollees will benefit from spending plan President signs 

AARP reviews the legislative changes:  “Older Americans will be better able to save and plan for their retirement and have more options for getting Medicare services at home under a sweeping 2023 spending bill President Joe Biden signed into law on Dec. 29.” (Read More)


California storms: The past three weeks were the wettest in 161 years in the Bay Area 

The Mercury News reports “New rainfall totals show that no person alive has experienced a three-week period in the Bay Area as wet as these past 21 days. The last time it happened, Abraham Lincoln was president.  From Dec. 26 to Jan. 15, 17 inches of rain fell in downtown San Francisco. That’s the second-wettest three-week period at any time in San Francisco’s recorded history since daily records began in 1849 during the Gold Rush. And it’s more than five times the city’s historical average of 3.1 inches over the same time.” (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 served.

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 2023, the luncheons will be held on Wednesdays on the dates listed below:

January 25, 2023

March 15, 2023

May 31, 2023

September 27, 2023

December 6, 2023

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 $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). Reservations for the January 25, 2023 luncheon must be received by no later than January 18, 2023.

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 located at 515 E. Kimball Avenue in Hemet and lunch is served between 11:45 and noon. 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 have not yet been scheduled for 2022.  We hope to once again meet in 2023. 

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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