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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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)


COUNTY OF ORANGE – OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2023

A Message from the County of Orange – Employee Benefits

Open Enrollment will be from Wednesday, October 19, 2022, to Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Elections made during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2023.

Mark your calendars with the important dates below:

Open Enrollment Postcard

Delivered to your home mailing address mid to late September

Open Enrollment Newsletter

Delivered to your home mailing address early October

Retiree Open Enrollment Solicitation

Delivered to your home mailing address before October 19

“Open Enrollment begins Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Prepare Now”

Wednesday, October 12 through October 18

First day of Open Enrollment

Wednesday, October 19

Last day of Open Enrollment

Tuesday, November 8

Open Enrollment In-Person Presentation

October 27, for more information go to https://hrs.ocgov.com/employeebenefits

Correction period

Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, November 18


HELPFUL RESOURCES FROM THE COUNTY EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Click here to review helpful information provided Kaiser including information about the flu shot, healthy eating and building healthy habits.

Click here to review a one-page resource sheet that was developed by the County of Orange, Employee Benefits.  They are sharing this information that may lend support to the County retirees if they should need it.  So much is going on in the world today and, at some point, we all may need some assistance.

The County has also provided some information regarding self-help including resources for stress management and mental health.

Click here to see the flyer on Mental Health and Wellness in English

Click here to see the flyer on Mental Health and Wellness in Spanish

Click here to see the flyer on Stress Management Webinars


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 SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

New California pension law protects employer — not retirees — after county’s mistake 

There have been media reports that a bill passed in Sacramento required the employers fund the cost of CalPERS retiree overpayments if they are the result of an employer making a mistake in reporting the retiree’s pensionable earnings.  Now comes this twist that reports not all employer caused overpayments will be the responsibility of the employer after all.  The Sacramento Bee reports. (Read More)


Fault along L.A., O.C. coast could unleash huge earthquake on scale of San Andreas, study shows 

ABC News reports “The Palos Verdes Fault zone, which runs along the coast of Los Angeles and Orange counties, could trigger an earthquake with a magnitude as strong as 7.8, according to a new study released Friday.  In the study, scientists with Harvard University said they now believe the fault line is interconnected. It was previously thought to be a segmented network of smaller faults deep beneath the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  The fault system runs nearly 70 miles along the Southern California coast from the Santa Monica Bay all the way down to Dana Point. Scientists say it has the potential to produce a quake as big as what the San Andreas Fault can produce.” (Read More)


Facing lower than expected revenues, Newsom vetoes spending bills 

Capital Radio reported “Nearly a dozen bills the governor has rejected in recent weeks include a letter cautioning lawmakers against spending unbudgeted funds.” (Read More)


Providence plans $712 million expansion with new Mission Hospital tower, 2 satellite health centers 

According to this story in the Orange County Register “To the tune of $712 million, Providence is planning to expand its healthcare offerings in south Orange County with a new tower at its Mission Viejo hospital and construction of two satellite medical facilities in Rancho Mission Viejo and San Clemente.  Emergency physicians will be on hand for patients at both new facilities in Rancho Mission Viejo and San Clemente, and services like medical imaging and lab work are expected to be onsite with primary care doctors, OBGYN services and rotating specialist available.”  (Editor’s Note: This article has a pay wall, limiting access to paid subscribers only.) (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

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 if possible as the parking lot at this facility can be quite busy.

We will be holding our Welcome Back Luncheon on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.  The location will be at 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.

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).

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.

 
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 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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