Health Insurance & Open Enrollment for 2021

Open Enrollment occurs each year in October and is usually the only opportunity each year to enroll in or change health insurance plans. Mark the month of October on your calendar every year as “Open Enrollment” so that it does not pass you by if you miss any of the insurance news mailings. Plans, benefits and rates may differ from year to year and from one Plan Sponsor to the next. The insurance plan year runs from January 1st through December 31st each year. There are mailings to you in September and October to provide information about plans and rates for the coming year.

Open enrollment for the 2021 plan year is from October 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020. SBCERS must receive all enrollments, changes and cancellations (if any) NO LATER THAN Saturday, October 31, 2020.

After Saturday, October 31, 2020, your next opportunity to make health plan changes will be in October 2021, for the 2022 plan year. Keep each year’s Guide to Retiree Health Plans & Open Enrollment book on-hand all year and consult it (or the electronic version linked below) for important benefit and contact information.

Be sure to review the Health Reimbursement benefit information when considering canceling your insurance.

Open Enrollment Meeting Schedule and Dates (for 2021)

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Health Insurance Information and Forms, by Plan Sponsor

County of Santa Barbara

Summaries of Benefits & Coverage (“SBC’s”) – County of Santa Barbara:

Kaiser Traditional HMO Low Option-
Kaiser Senior Advantage HMO Low Option-
Kaiser Traditional HMO High Option-
Kaiser Senior Advantage HMO High Option-
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage HMO Low Option-
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage HMO High Option-

Health Insurance Forms – County of Santa Barbara

Other Resources – County of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Superior Court

Summaries of Benefits & Coverage (“SBC’s”) – Superior Court:

Health Insurance Forms – Santa Barbara Superior Court:

Other Resources – Santa Barbara Superior Court:

Carrier Contact Information can also be found inside the back cover of the Open Enrollment Guide