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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THIS MONTH’S HOT TOPICS

Health Plan Rates for 2019

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors approved the new Health Plan Rates for 2019 at their July 17, 2018  meeting.  

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


NEW MEDICARE CARD

Your new Medicare card should have arrived in the mail by now. 

Remember that your new Medicare card will come in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services.

If the card didn’t arrive, call the Social Security Administration at  1-800-MEDICARE.  The call center representatives can check the status and help you get your new card.

In the meantime, use your current Medicare card to get health care services.

Sincerely,

The Medicare Team


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Click here to read the latest newsletter from the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA).


 

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS – WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 2018

Two anti-public sector “Think Tanks” exposed

This year-old story in the East Bay Times exposes Transparent California and the Tustin-based California Policy Center as well organized and funded efforts by wealthy oligarchs to undermine the public’s trust in government employees, reduce or eliminate the effectiveness of labor unions, and convert many government services into privatized operations.  (More)


The hospital stay may be worse than the illness

This New York Times describes “post hospital syndrome” and says the elderly may be particularly vulnerable to it.   What is it?  Well the article says it is a reality that hospitalization can lead to big life changes, including vulnerability to ailments such as blood clots, breathing difficulty and other life-threatening changes. (More)


Old and facing financial desperation -Bankruptcy booms among older Americans

This New York Times article reports that “For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy.”  The article goes on to say that new research identified “a three-decade shift of financial risk from government and employers to individuals, who are bearing an ever-greater responsibility for their own financial well-being as the social safety net shrinks.”  (More)


OC Electeds fight state needle exchange program

Used hypodermic needles abound in some parks, trails and beach areas in Orange County, presenting an unsightly health problem. When the State Department of Health Services announced a new needle exchange program would be launched in Orange County citizens and their elected officials have objected, saying it is far from the healthy approach to drug abuse that state officials seem to think it is. (More)


First West Nile case of year is in Tustin

The Orange County Register reports that the first West Nile Virus case in a human this year has occurred in Tustin in Orange County.  The article says the county Health Care Agency reported it has been diagnosed in a 70-year-old woman resident of Tustin.  The article advised that people do all they can to avoid mosquito bites as these insects are a carrier. (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 2018 are listed below:

   January 24         March 28          May 23          September 26          December 5

Please Note:  Reservations by phone or mail for the September 26th luncheon must be at the REAOC office by Wednesday, September 19th, 2018.

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 (please note the new location) 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 16th at 11:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall (please note the new location) 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 October 9th,2018.

Luncheons for 2018 are listed below:

February 20         April 17             June 19           October 16           December 18

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 2019

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors approved the new Health Plan Rates for 2019 at their July 17, 2018  meeting.  

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


HEALTH PLAN RATES FOR 2018

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 2018 Health Plan rates:

HMO & PPO Health Plan Tables for 2018

Sharewell and Wellwise Health Plan Rate 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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