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)


CRCEA SPRING 2022 CONFERENCE 

The conference was held on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  This conference was a virtual conference. We had a terrific lineup of speakers including:

✓ CRCEA’s longtime friend Hank Kim, Executive Director of NCPERS;

✓ Keynote Speaker Tom Sullivan, American singer, actor and motivational speaker. A regular on ABC’s Good Moring America and a dear friend of Betty White.  

✓ Neil Sahota, IBM Master Inventor, United Nations Artificial Intelligence (AI) and UCI professor; he discussed how AI impacts us individually and our pension systems.

✓ Sara Mednick, Ph.D., a well-regarded researcher on sleep at UCI and author of Take A Nap! Change Your Life.

Click here to go to the site to see the conference pages.  Within the pages, you will see the links to the various speakers and can watch their presentations.


HELPFUL RESOURCES FROM THE COUNTY EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

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 AUGUST 8, 2022

Inflation is finally slowing down. Will things get cheaper?

On Thursday morning the media seemed absolutely giddy that the July inflation rate was less than 9% that was the case in June.  In this story Vox reported “The slowdown in price growth is a significant step in the right direction. But higher prices for many goods and services could be in store for a while.  Inflation is on the way down: New data released Wednesday showed that prices rose 8.5 percent from a year ago, but that’s an improvement from June, when prices climbed 9.1 percent.  The monthly inflation rate was also flat, meaning that overall, prices didn’t pick up from June.” (Read More)


Inflation 9.2% in Inland Empire, 7.7% in LA-Orange County after slight dip 

On Thursday August 11 the Orange County Register reported “L.A.-O.C. inflation is down from 8.6% in June — the largest one-month dip since April 2020 when a pandemic lockdown dropped the economy. U.S. inflation fell from 9.1% — also the largest decline in 27 months. And the Inland Empire’s bimonthly index showed a slowing from its last reading at 9.4% in May. Gasoline is now seen under $5 a gallon in parts of SoCal.” (Read More)


Did U-Haul run out of trucks as Californians fled the state?

The Sacramento Bee reports on the pattern of people moving out of California, and confirms it is happening.  The article seems to say that the major reason for moving out of state is the cost of California housing. (Read More)


CDC moves beyond COVID emergency with new guidance 

Yahoo News says “the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released revisions to pandemic guidance that clearly indicate a shift from the state-of-emergency approach that has been in place, at least on the federal level, since 2020.  The new rules, unveiled by the CDC’s chief field epidemiologist Dr. Gretta Massetti on Thursday afternoon, are the latest sign that the Biden administration is seeking to move into a new post-pandemic mode that acknowledges the dangers posed by the coronavirus but also allows people to make their own decisions about how much those dangers should dictate their lives.” (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.

 
Please Note:  The Fountain Valley and Hemet luncheons have been cancelled.  In light of the unknown facts and drivers surrounding the Coronavirus REAOC strongly believes caution is of utmost importance when it comes to the health of our membership. This is a challenging time for us all.  Being mindful of recommendations by health experts to avoid crowds, the REAOC Board of Directors unanimously agreed that cancelling the upcoming luncheons is the most pro-active, appropriate action to take at this time.  An update will be posted when we can once again hold our luncheons in both Fountain Valley and in Hemet.
 

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 will hold its next luncheon on Tuesday, October 20th at 11:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church.

Make your reservation for the next luncheon by calling Mary Little at 951-485-7738 or Jane Pabitzky at 951-237-3240 by no later than October 6, 2020.

 
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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