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LACERA-ADMINISTERED HEALTHCARE PLANS

LACERA has a variety of healthcare plans for medical, dental and vision. Each plan has its own page.

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.

The copy of the domestic partnership certificate must be submitted with a signed Certificate Attestation Form to certify that the copy submitted is correct and contains no alterations from the original.* Any photocopied certificate submitted without the signed attestation will be rejected. Contact LACERA if you need the attestation mailed to you.

You can easily provide LACERA with the necessary documents by:

  • Printing and mailing the attestation form with a photocopy of your certificate,
  • Uploading a scanned copy of your certificate and signed attestation to your My LACERA account, or
  • Faxing to (626) 564-6155.

For insurance enrollment forms, contact LACERA at 800-786-6464 or

*Certified documents for domestic partnerships can be obtained from the California Secretary of State. LACERA encourages you to submit photocopies of your certificate. However, if you choose to send in an original certificate, it may take a few weeks to return the original to you. LACERA is not responsible for any loss or damage to the original certificates due to the mailing process.

RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE RECIPROCITY PROGRAM:email us.

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.

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Brochures and Forms

Check the Brochures & Forms page for retiree healthcare documents and forms.

Contact Us!

For healthcare coverage questions:
800-786-6464
or email: healthcare@lacera.com

For your Healthcare Provider: go to the Contact Insurance Company page.

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