Post-Employment Health Plan (PEHP)

A Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP) is designed to assist employees defray the cost of health care after separating from County service. The type of PEHP account depends on your bargaining unit (BU) at the time of your separation. Please review your BU MOU for further details on how your PEHP is funded. Once you retire or separate from County service, you can submit reimbursement requests for qualified medical expenses from your PEHP account.

If you require an employer signature on your PEHP Claim Form, please route the form to the County Payroll Team. You can email it to Payroll at [email protected]

PEHP Insurance Premium Reimbursement Account
PEHP Universal Reimbursement Account
PEHP Accounts by Bargaining Unit
Eligible Bargaining Units
  • BU 01 - Public Services
  • BU 02 - Trades & Crafts
  • BU 05 - Supervisory
  • BU 13 - Clerical
  • County contributions of $50 per month for each eligible employee are placed in the employee's PEHP Universal Reimbursement Account with Nationwide Retirement Solutions
  • After separation of service, the PEHP account can be used to pay qualified medical expenses, which are not covered by health insurance, including expenditures such as healthcare premiums, medical deductibles and co-pays, eye care (examinations, glasses, etc.), dental care (regular cleanings, check-ups with orthodontia, dentures, etc.), and hearing care (hearing aids).
  • Contributions are tax-free
  • All initial contributions default into the most conservative investment option within a variable annuity
  • Employees may choose more aggressive funds by contacting Nationwide Retirement Solutions to complete an Employee Allocation Form
Eligible Bargaining Units
  • BU 04 - SLOGAU
  • BU 06 - DA Investigators
  • BU 07 - Management
  • BU 08 - General Management
  • BU 09 - Appointed Department Heads
  • BU 10 - Elected Officials
  • BU 11 - Confidential
  • BU 12 - DCCA
  • BU 15 and 16 - Sheriff's Managers
  • BU 27 and 28 - Sworn Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • Upon termination, the first portion of any sick leave payoff will be contributed directly to the individual’s PEHP Insurance Premium Reimbursement Account. This is based on your BU MOU and County Ordinance Code §2.44.060(i)(l). Review your BU MOU for contribution amounts or reach out to County Payroll at [email protected].
  • You must be vested in County service to qualify for sick leave payoff.
  • An Insurance Premium Reimbursement Account reimburses qualified health insurance premiums paid by you. This includes any qualified health insurance premiums, dental and vision insurance premiums, Medicare Part B and Medicare supplements premiums, and qualified Long-Term Care premiums.

Contact Information


Phone: (877) 677-3678


Nationwide representatives assigned to San Luis Obispo County:

Loren Farfan


For employer signature on PEHP Form:

Email: [email protected]


PEHP is a Post-Employment Health Plan. The Funds can be used towards the cost of health care after your separation from the County.

Only bargaining units (BU) listed above qualify for a Post-Employment Health Plan (PEHP).

Contact Nationwide to access your funds after separating from the County or log into your Nationwide portal  by using the link below.


Scroll to the “Reference” section of this webpage for the PEHP Claim Form. Email the County Payroll Team at [email protected] to have them complete the employer portion of this form.


PEHP Claim Form