County Government Retiree Health and Wellness Benefits
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A retiree of SLOCPT is eligible to elect employer-sponsored medical coverage, Aetna dental, and VSP as long as the member retires within 120 days of separation from employment. Retirees may also enjoy several Wellness programs offered through the County.
A retiree may elect medical, dental, and vision coverage at the time of retirement (within 120 days of separation from employment) and during the open enrollment period.
SLO County Retirees:
*New for 2018: Open enrollment is NOVEMBER 13 - NOVEMBER 30, 2017. Changes to benefits during open enrollment become effective January 1 of the upcoming year*
The County is transitioning from CalPERS to EIA Health beginning January 1, 2018. Please visit the County's Human Resources website for more information.
Starting with the 2018 plan year, Retirees will have two windows to elect coverage with the County; when they retire (within 120 days of separation from employment) and when they reach Medicare age eligibility. If a retiree does not elect coverage during either of these two windows or they cancel coverage at any time, they will no longer be eligible to participate in the County offered Medical coverage.
County Health Plan - retiree notification of change to CSAC-EIA (County only - not Courts, APCD)
County Health Plan - Human Resources info - CSAC-EIA change (County only - not Courts, APCD)
For 2018, the SLO Superior Courts is remaining with CalPERS Health. Please contact the Courts Human Resources or CalPERS for open enrollment information.
Air Pollution Control District Retirees:
For 2018, the APCD is remaining with CalPERS Health. Please contact the APCD Human Resources or CalPERS for open enrollment information.
Post Employment Health Plans (PEHP):
Once retired from County employment, retirees can utilize the PEHP (currently through Nationwide) to help defray the cost of health care in retirement. Only specific Bargaining Units are eligible to participate:
01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 15, and 17
Your PEHP account can be used to reimburse a number of costs, including qualified health insurance premiums, dental and vision insurance premiums, Medicare Part B, prescription drugs, deductibles, and co-pays. Please visit Nationwide for more information.
There are a number of wellness programs offered by the County, including recreational programs, smoking cessation, motivational and education materials, and HealthAware Assessments.