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

How to Contact Us

P.O. Box 11787
Santa Ana, CA  92711-1787
Phone: 714.840.3995

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January 23, 2018 Luncheon – Cancelled

We were notified by the Banquet Facility staff at Mile Square Park that they will not be open during the month of January 2019 due to renovations at their site.  Due to the late notice, we are unable to plan for another venue.  We apologize but the January 2019 luncheon has been cancelled.

Health Plans for 2019

The County of Orange open enrollment period has ended.   If you have any questions regarding your health plan, please call the Benefits Center at (800) 858-7266. 

For your information, below are the new charts for 2019.

2019 Retiree Self-Funded PPO Health Plan Rates 

2019 Retiree Insured HMO and PPO Health Plan Rates

Class Action Lawsuit

On September 5, 2018 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal provided a ruling in the Harris v County of Orange Class Action Lawsuit.  The ruling is available below for your review together with an article entitled “9th Circ. Partially Revives Orange County Retiree Benefits Suit.”

BACKGROUND:  At this point the claim for “age discrimination” has been dismissed; however, part of the information relied upon for the dismissal did not accurately reflect history and prior documents provided to the Court.  Additional action may be taken to bring this to the Court’s attention. 

The 9th Circuit panel reversed the district court’s ruling regarding the “grant” and remanded the case back to the District Court (in which Judge Guilford presides). That claim will now move forward.

Note:  The Retiree request to reassign the case on remand was denied.

More to follow……….

Click here to read the ruling from the Court of Appeal

Click here to read the article about the ruling


The Ninth Circuit panel has denied the request to reconsider its dismissal of the age discrimination claim in this case.  No explanation was provided by the panel for the decision.  The case is now ready to return to the trial court to proceed on the contract claim regarding the significant reduction of the vested grant benefit in 2007.   Further updates will be made available as the lawsuit proceeds through the judicial system. 

Opportunity to serve as a Grand Juror

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 June 28, 2019.

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 will be online shortly 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 plus mileage, 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 18, 2019. 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 

REAOC Informer Newsletter

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CRCEA Intercom Newsletter

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Final OC election results

The Voice of OC presents its tally of key election races in Orange County as well as the bottom line political party outcome. (More)

Wall Street firms lose in effort to dismiss Kentucky pension lawsuit

Should Wall Street firms that tout safe and good yielding investments be held accountable when they fail to deliver?  This is an issue that is often debated in Congress and elsewhere.  Pensions and Investments reports that two big firms, Blackstone and KKR, are being sued by the State of Kentucky alleging that they misrepresented expensive and risky “black-box” bundles of hedge funds as safe ways to generate high returns.  The article says the firms tried to get a court to dismiss the suit and lost that battle. (More)

Supreme Court justices hint at viewpoints in California Rule case

Read this story in the Orange County Register about this week’s hearing before the California Supreme Court regarding the applicability of the 2012 California pension reform legislation to the right of state employees to buy additional service time (called air time).  Do you think it will result in a decision voiding or upholding the California rule, or does it sound like the Justices will not rule on the validity of the California Rule but instead uphold the voiding of the air time purchase privilege by finding that the ability to buy air time is not a pension benefit at all?  Stay tuned. (More)

Candidates for OC Supervisor line up

The Orange County Register reports on people who have announced their candidacy for the position of Fourth District County Supervisor and also reports on others who are thought to possibly also announce their candidacy soon. (More)

Judge Lamoreaux dies, Probate Court lives on

This story in the Orange County Register is of interest to those who knew and worked with Judge Lamoreaux in her service at the Orange County Juvenile Court, and also for helping to understand the complexities and friction that can come about from having to deal with Probate Court regarding the jurisdiction over the affairs of the disabled or deceased. (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.

January 23, 2018 Luncheon – Cancelled

We were notified by the Banquet Facility staff at Mile Square Park that they will not be open during the month of January 2019 due to renovations at their site.  Due to the late notice, we are unable to plan for another venue.  We apologize but the January 2019 luncheon has been cancelled.

Luncheons for 2019 are listed below:
              March 27             May 22             September 25             December 4
Please Note:  Reservations by phone or mail for the March 27th luncheon must be at the REAOC office by Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.


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 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 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 18th at 11:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall located at 515 E.Kimball in Hemet. 

Make your reservation by calling Mary Little at 951-485-7738 or Jane Pabitzky at 951-237-3240 by no later than December 11th, 2018.

Luncheons for 2018 are listed below:

February 20         April 17             June 19           October 16           December 18

Luncheons for 2019 are listed below:

February 19         April 16             June 18           October 15           December 17


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.”




If you have any questions regarding your health plan, please contact the County’s Employee Benefits section at (800) 858-7266.

Please click on the links below for the charts provided by the County for the 2019 Health Plan rates:

2019 Sharewell and Wellwise Health Plan Rates 

2019 HMO and PPO Health Plan Rates


Please click on the links below for the charts provided by the County for the 2018 Health Plan rates:

Sharewell and Wellwise Health Plan Rate Tables for 2018

HMO & PPO Health Plan Tables for 2018

Below is a link to the County PPO Blue Shield website. It’s a great website, retirees can track their claims (once they register), find network providers, get plan information, price prescriptions, etc.

 Please click here to go to the website.

On the bottom left corner of the find a provider page is a place to check the network outside of CA.

Blue Shield of Ca contracts for the Blue Cross Nationwide network so the provider options  outside of CA are very good.

The County of Orange also provided this Retiree Services and Resources for REAOC.  Please click here to access this document.

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

Supplemental Insurance Benefits


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