New Tier 2 Retiree Healthcare Program Affects New County Employees

On June 17, 2014, the Board of Supervisors approved the L.A. County Retiree Healthcare Benefits Program — Tier 2 for new County employees hired after June 30, 2014.* Tier 2 offers the same selection of medical and dental/vision plans and the same County subsidy percentages as those offered by the LACERA-administered Retiree Healthcare Benefits Program. What makes Tier 2 somewhat different is the way it is structured.

Summary of Basic Differences in Tier 2:

  • County medical and dental/vision subsidy applies to retiree-only coverage
  • Medicare-eligible retirees and eligible dependents must enroll in Medicare Parts A and B and a Medicare plan

Coverage is available to all retirees and their eligible dependents. Read all about it. (7-7-14)

*Affected new employees first became eligible for LACERA membership on or after August 1, 2014 and were not eligible for reciprocity with a reciprocal agency based on service prior to August 1, 2014.