2020 Open Enrollment

OPEN ENROLLMENT MEETING DATES

SANTA MARIA SANTA MARIA
Monday, October 14, 2019    9:00 am – 11:00 am
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
511 E Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Thursday, October 17, 2019   8:30 am – 10:30 am
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
105 E Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR COVERAGE:

  1. Review plan benefits, providers and rates.
  2. Obtain and complete forms.
  3. Sign and submit forms by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NO CHANGES TO YOUR COVERAGE:

  1. You do not have to complete or submit any forms.
  2. You do not have to contact SBCERS.
  3. SBCERS will automatically continue your current coverage into 2020 at the new rates.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T HAVE COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE:

  1. You instead have money in your SBCERS Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) account.
  2. You may opt back in to County Health Insurance by completing and remitting forms.
  3. You do not have to contact SBCERS to set anything up, you contact WageWorks at 877-924-3967 or www.wageworks.com to seek reimbursement for eligible health expenses you pay out of your own pocket.
  4. Learn how to collect this money in “Health Insurance Subsidy” and “Health Reimbursement”.
  5. SBCERS will automatically continue your current HRA account into 2020.

MEDICARE & IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  1. Turning 65 in 2020? Contact SBCERS three months before your 65th birthday to review options.
  2. If you (and/or your dependents) have or will have Medicare in the next 12 months, Federal law provides choices for prescription drug coverage. See “Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare.”

INFORMATION AND DEADLINES FOR COUNTY AND SUPERIOR COURT

Open Enrollment Period: October 1, 2019 through November 1, 2019
Forms and Booklets Availability: After September 30th (website, mail, email, fax)
Form Submission Deadline: At SBCERS office no later than Friday, November 1, 2019
Forms Submission Options: Email to benefits@sbcers.org (scanned attachment)
Fax to 805-560-1086
Mail or Drop Off at SBCERS office
Changes effective: January 1, 2020