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

reaoc@reaoc.org

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THIS MONTH’S HOT TOPICS

THE REAOC OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED

Our office will be closed during the period of Monday, August 24th through Friday, August 28th and we will return to the office on Monday, August 31, 2015.

If you have a question regarding your Delta Dental or VSP vision insurance, please contact the plan administrator, OCEA, at (714) 835-3355. For issues regarding your other supplemental insurance benefits including the CIGNA or Ameritas Dental insurance or MES vision insurance, call the plan administrator, Pacific Group Agencies at (800) 511-9065. For questions regarding your County health insurance, please call the County Employee Benefits Center at (866) 325-2345. Thank you.


AVAILABLE HEALTH PLANS FOR 2016

At the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2016, items 36 and 39, the new Health Plan Rates, were approved on a 5-0 vote by the Board members.  Although the majority of plans will have increased rates for 2016, there are some plans with decreased rates.

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


Volunteer Opportunity – a New Committee Member is Needed!

The Board Watch Committee is a very vital committee that helps the REAOC Board Officers and Directors apprised of agenda items and discussion at the Board of Supervisors’ meetings.

The purpose of this committee is to protect retiree rights and benefits by reviewing Board of Supervisor’s (BOS) agendas and minutes and to listen to the BOS meetings in order to identify any items that might affect retiree rights or benefits or be of interest to REAOC.

Click here to read more on this committee


Social Security Administration News

The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services available through its my Social Security portal available at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that Medicare beneficiaries can now obtain a replacement card if they have lost, damaged, or simply need to replace it online using a my Social Security account.

Please click on this link to read the press release.


 

 

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS – WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 2015

Reform initiative threatens pensions

In an opinion column in the Orange County Register newspaper Jennifer Muir, the General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association, explains how the proposed pension reform initiative being marketed by former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio would hurt current workers by removing retirement security and financially devastating current pension plans (thereby threatening retirees too).  (More)


Why latest pension reform proposal is in trouble

This article in Fox and Hounds says the proposed California pension reform initiative is not bullet proof as its authors claim, but rather looks more like Swiss cheese. The main reasons are that some who have analyzed the measure say it would impact death and disability coverage and makes it possible to cut the pension benefits of currently working public employees.  (More)


Columnist admits Attorney General is right about pension initiative impact on public employees

Columnist Daniel Borenstein writes in the Contra Costa Times that even though former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, one of the leaders marketing a proposed state-wide pension reform initiative says it will not impact current public employees, he is wrong and the State Attorney General who has said it could indeed impact current employees is right. In a rare admission, Borenstein admits he missed this reality in an earlier column.  (More)


San Jose scraps Reed pension reform measure

This article from Public CEO describes the move by the City of San Jose to recover from the negative impacts of the Reed pension reform initiative approved by the voters, reporting that the City Council has found the reform was too damaging to the city’s citizens and as a result the Council has successfully petitioned the courts to invalidate the measure.  The article goes on to describe Reed’s latest venture into pension reform and where that effort is at. (More)


Reform initiative backers try grass roots approach to gathering petition signatures

A few years ago when former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and his supporters tried to get a pension reform initiative on the ballot, they failed while blaming the State Attorney General for an initiative description that was far from appealing to most potential donors and the public. Now that they are trying again and have run afoul of the Attorney General again, they apparently have given up on trying to raise funds to hire professional signature gatherers and according to the Sacramento Bee will try using volunteers. (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 2015 are listed below: 

January 28        March 25            May 27           September 23            December 2

Please Note:  Reservations by phone or mail for the September 23rd luncheon must be at the REAOC office by Wednesday, September 16th, 2015.

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 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, October 13, 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 October 6, 2015.

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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Healthcare

AVAILABLE HEALTH PLANS FOR 2016

At the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2016, items 36 and 39, the new Health Plan Rates, were approved on a 5-0 vote by the Board members.  Although the majority of plans will have increased rates for 2016, there are some plans with decreased rates.

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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