LACERA-ADMINISTERED HEALTHCARE PLANS
LACERA has a variety of healthcare plans for medical, dental and vision. Each plan has its own page.
- Anthem Blue Cross of California
- CIGNA Network Model Plan
- Kaiser Senior Advantage
- UnitedHealthcare/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage
Keep in mind that when you retire, you must select a new medical, dental, and vision plan within 60 days of your retirement. Your active member medical coverage will not continue after retirement.
You will receive an Exploring Your Healthcare Benefits Through LACERA package which contains information describing your retirement healthcare options. Also enclosed within the mailer will be a postcard you can fill out and return to us for specific information about any of the plans.
PLAN LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
Each LACERA-administered healthcare plan has its own exclusions, limitations, arbitration provisions and contracts with Medicare with respect to healthcare services they provide to their members. These provisions are not included in the Administrative Guide. Please refer to the booklets, brochures, and documents for each plan and read them carefully to become familiar with the provisions as they apply to the plan in which you are enrolled. You can obtain plan booklets and brochures by requesting them directly from the insurance carrier.
RETIREE HEALTHCARE BENEFITS FOR DOMESTIC PARTNERS
At its meeting on December 16, 2003, the Board of Supervisors approved Retiree Healthcare benefits for Domestic Partners and their eligible dependents.
If you wish to enroll your eligible domestic partner in the LACERA-administered healthcare benefits program, contact us for the appropriate enrollment form and return the completed form with your original certificate issued by the State of California, which will be returned to you. You must add a newly registered domestic partner within 30 days of acquiring the California State Certificate of Domestic Partnership or late enrollment rules will apply.
For information regarding applying for a Certificate of Domestic Partnership, contact the State of California at 916-653-4984. (7-30-04)
For insurance enrollment forms, contact LACERA at 800-786-6464 or email us.
RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE RECIPROCITY PROGRAM:
L.A. County and City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles (LACERS) have contracted to provide a retiree health insurance reciprocity program for general members who meet established eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined by the member’s retirement date and the years of service with each system. (Certain conditions apply.)
The election of either the LACERA or LACERS-administered healthcare program by enrollees in this reciprocity program is irrevocable.
If you believe you are eligible for the LACERA-LACERS retiree health insurance reciprocity program, call 800-786-6464 and press 1 to speak with a LACERA Healthcare Benefits Specialist. (5-22-08)If you have questions about who to contact or the healthcare provider’s phone number, refer to the Contact LACERA or Contact Insurance Company pages in this section.