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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REAOC wants to share information with our retirees about the following County Service through the Office on Aging:

The Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (SNEMT) Program provides transportation to older adults who are in need of low cost transportation to and from medical appointments, dentists, therapies, exercise programs, testing and other health related trips.

For more information about the Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program in Orange County, please call the Office on Aging at:



The rate charts can be accessed by clicking here.

If you have questions, contact the Benefits Service Center at 1-833-476-2347. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. 


Our luncheons are held at 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 next to the OC Credit Union building on St. Andrews Place.  The major cross streets are Grand Avenue and Edinger in Santa Ana. You will find plenty of parking spaces! 

We hope to see you at our next luncheon on September 25, 2024!  For more information, please click here.


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.


The REAOC Board monthly 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.


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 to e-mail the new/changed information.

To contact OCERS – call (714) 558-6200 or go to 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

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OCERS’ funding ratio rises to 80.8% — preliminary report

Pensions and Investments reported:  “Orange County Employees Retirement System‘s funding ratio is expected to rise to 80.8% as of Dec. 31, from 77% a year earlier, according to preliminary highlights from its 2023 actuarial valuation. – – – – – The $22 billion Santa Ana, Calif.-based pension plan earned a return on the fund’s market value of 11.6%, topping its 7% assumed rate of return, the preliminary report said. The pension fund had an annualized five-year average market value return of 8.8% and an annualized 10-year average return of 6.8%. (Read More)

States lacking DB plans face a challenge retaining workers 

So says the publication called “Plan Sponsor”:  “Alaska and Rhode Island are examining options for public retirement plans, as not having pension plans has made it hard for public employers. – – – – – Restoring pension benefits to Alaska’s public service workers remains on hold until at least January 2025, when state lawmakers open the next session of the legislature.  In the state legislature’s regular session, which ended May 15, lawmakers renewed efforts to restore the shuttered state pension plan to again enable public sector workers to accrue in the defined benefit plan.” (Read More)

The ‘silver tsunami’ is here. Is government ready? 

 This article states  “About 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day. As the nation’s aging population continues to climb, states and the federal government are working to get plans in place to care for older adults. – – – – – The framework, which was developed by experts from 16 federal agencies in partnership with community leaders in the aging services network, comes as several states have also started planning for their aging populations. Last week Pennsylvania revealed its master plan for the care of older adults.” (Read More)

Defined benefit pension plans strike back 

Benefits and Pensions Monitor describes itself as “a national leading source of news, analysis and insights for professionals within the benefits, pension and institutional investment space.”  In this article it reports that “Eckler principal and pension actuary, Jill Wagman, explains why the industry is no longer a “dying industry and why DB plans are making a comeback.” (Read More)

New report outlines key concerns affecting Orange County seniors 

This article on Patch talks about Orange County Seniors and their needs:  “The Orange County Aging Services Collaborative (OCASC) has published the 2024 edition of the Report on Aging in Orange County, a comprehensive annual report that analyzes key issues affecting older adults in Orange County. – – – – – Statistics presented in the report provide a picture of Orange County’s senior population and the challenges this demographic faces:

    • 34% of Hispanic/Latinos worry about running out of food before they can buy more.
    • 12% of survey respondents do not have reliable transportation.
    • 39% of Asian Americans and 64% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders expressed concerns about housing costs.
    • On average, women have more social interactions with family and friends compared to men.

(Read 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.


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 available.

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.


For 2024, the luncheons will be held on Wednesdays on the dates listed below:

January 24, 2024

March 27, 2024

May 22, 2024

September 25, 2024

December 4, 2024

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 for the luncheon is $20.00 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 ( 

Reservations for the September 25, 2024 luncheon must be received by no later than September 18, 2024.


The Board of Supervisors approved the new Health Care Plans and Rate for 2024 at the Board meeting on July 18, 2023.  The rate charts can be accessed by clicking here.


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)


Call the My OC Benefits™ Line toll-free at (833) 476-2347 or they may be reached at


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

Supplemental Insurance Benefits

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