Retiree Health Insurance Open Enrollment

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 2018 plan year is from October 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018. SBCERS must receive all enrollments, changes and cancellations (if any) NO LATER THAN Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

After October 31, 2018, your next opportunity to make health plan changes will be in October 2019, for the 2020 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.

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

2018 Open Enrollment Meeting Schedule and Dates (for 2019)

2019 Guide to County Retiree Health Plans and Open Enrollment

2019 Guide to Court Retiree Health Plans and Open Enrollment

2018 Retiree Health Insurance Open Enrollment for the 2019 Plan Year

Click on the following links for a video presentation about:

  1. Open Enrollment Introduction
  2. Message from CEO
  3. CareCounsel: your healthcare advocate and benefits resource
  4. Carrum Health: Medical Travel Benefits
  5. RXnGo Prescription Benefit
  6. Express Scripts Prescription
  7. Medicare Basics
  8. Health Insurance Subsidy, Health Reimbursement Arrangement, and WageWorks
  9. Blue Shield and High Deductible Health Plan Rx
  10. United Health
  11. Kaiser
  12. VSP: Vision Care
  13. Delta Dental


2019 Health Insurance Information, by Plan Sponsor

Plan Sponsor:

2019 Retiree Health Plan Open Enrollment Guide
Health Insurance Information
Health Insurance Forms
Other Resources and Information
Quick Links: Insurance Resources Information

Plan Sponsor:

2019 Court Retiree Health Plan Open Enrollment Guide
Health Insurance Information
Health Insurance Forms
Other Resources and Information
Quick Links: Insurance Resources Information

Plan Sponsor: County of Santa Barbara

Health Insurance Information - County of Santa Barbara

Rates: Retiree 2018                    Rates: COBRA / Extended COBRA Retiree 2019

Summaries of Benefits & Coverage ("SBC's")- County of Santa Barbara:

Blue Shield EPO Low Option-
 
 
Blue Shield EPO High Option-
  • 2016-7 Medical Plan
  • 2017 Prescription Drug Plan (Non-Medicare)
  • 2016 Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare)
  • Medicare D (PDP) Brochure
  • Prescription Drug Plan Comparison
  • Blue Shield PPO-
     
    Blue Shield HDHP-
     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-
    UHC Eligibility
    List by
    Zip Code
    UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage HMO High Option-
     Delta Dental-
    Vision Service Plan (VSP)-

    Health Insurance Forms - County of Santa Barbara

    Other Resources and Information - County of Santa Barbara

    Quick Links to Insurance Resources - County of Santa Barbara

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

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    Plan Sponsor: Santa Barbara Superior Court

    Health Insurance Information - Santa Barbara Superior Court

    Rates: Retiree 2019                    Rates- COBRA / Extended COBRA Retiree 2019

    Summaries of Benefits & Coverage ("SBC's") - Court

    Health Insurance Forms - Santa Barbara Superior Court

    Other Resources and Information - Santa Barbara Superior Court

    Quick Links to Insurance Resources - Santa Barbara Superior Court

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

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