Health Insurance & Open Enrollment for 2023

Save the Date!

In-Person Retiree Open Enrollment Health Fair
Friday, October 21st 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
County Administration Building
105 E Anapamu Street, Fourth Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Check back here at the end of September for Open Enrollment materials.

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 2022 plan year is from October 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021. SBCERS must receive all enrollments, changes and cancellations (if any) NO LATER THAN Monday, November 1, 2021.

After Monday, November 1, 2021, your next opportunity to make health plan changes will be in October 2022, for the 2023 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.