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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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 JUNE 20, 2022

Supreme Court gun ruling a ‘dark day for America,’ says California Gov. Gavin Newsom 

The Sacramento Bee article says, “California’s tough laws regulating concealed carry weapons are likely imperiled by the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday striking down a similar New York statute, on what Gov. Gavin Newsom called a “dark day in America.” The 6-to-3 decision means “more people will carry guns in bars, in shopping malls, in churches, hospitals, movie theaters, even schools,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in a statement. Feinstein has been active for decades promoting gun safety and regulation.”  And “Newsom said this is a dangerous decision from a court hell bent on pushing a radical ideological agenda and infringing on the rights of states to protect our citizens from being gunned down in our streets, schools, and churches.” (Read More)


Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion 

A media management technique is to release controversial news on Friday as few read the Saturday papers.  So, on Friday the news broke in the media:  “The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.  The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of decades of efforts by abortion opponents, made possible by an emboldened right side of the court that has been fortified by three appointees of former President Donald Trump.” (Read More)


Orange County home sales tumble 24% as house payments surge 46%

Columnist Johnathan Lansner writes in the Orange County Register about the early impact of increasing interest rates and signs a recession is coming or perhaps here:
“Orange County homebuying cooled 24% in May as a new record-high price plus soaring mortgage rates pushed house payments 46% higher.  Across Southern California, 20,470 single-family, condominium, existing and newly constructed homes sold in six counties, down 5% for the month, and down 16% over the past year.

The region’s median price of $760,000 was unchanged for the month, and up 13% over 12 months.  Pricier home loans meant a typical buyer got a house payment of $3,188 a month payment for the $760,000 median vs. $2,269 a year ago on the $670,000 median. That’s a 40% jump in the theoretical monthly check to the lender. (Read More)


Coronavirus: Orange County is 72% fully vaccinated as of June 23 

The OC Register reports “The OC Health Care Agency reported 2,324,587 county residents were fully vaccinated as of Thursday, June 23. This represents about 72% of Orange County’s total population. Also, there have been 1,329,788 booster doses administered.”   The story reports that 100% of those 65 and over have been vaccinated. (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 2022

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors approved the new rates for the retiree health plans for 2022 at their meeting on July 13, 2021. 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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