Open Enrollment for 2021 Plan Year

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Open Enrollment is retirees’ annual opportunity to consider their benefit needs and options and to make changes, if needed. You can change plans and add or drop coverage for you and/or your eligible dependents.

How to Enroll During Open Enrollment

Enrollment instructions start on page 4 of our Retiree Enrollment Guide.

Retiree Enrollment Guide

For our group plan enrollment forms, ACERA accepts faxes of completed enrollment forms faxed to 510-268-9574. We also accept scanned copies of completed enrollment forms emailed to info@acera.org. Emailed and faxed enrollment forms must be time stamped by 11:59 pm PST on November 30, 2020. Mailed enrollment forms must be postmarked by November 30, 2020. Enrollment forms are below.

If you’re enrolling in an individual plan through Via Benefits, you must conclude your enrollment with Via Benefits by the dates specified in the chart below. You must contact Via Benefits by phone or through the Via Benefits website. Instructions for enrollment through Via Benefits can be found in the Retiree Enrollment Guide linked below.

Open Enrollment Periods and Plan Years

Healthcare Plans Open Enrollment Period Plan Year
  • Kaiser Permanente HMO California
  • Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage California (Medicare)
  • UnitedHealthcare SignatureValue HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare SignatureValue Advantage HMO
  • Delta Dental
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Nov 1 – Nov 30 The following
Feb 1 – Jan 31
  • Via Benefits Non-Medicare Plans
Nov 1 – Dec 15 The following
Jan 1 – Dec 31
  • Via Benefits Medicare Plans
Oct 15 – Dec 7 The following
Jan 1 – Dec 31

 

Open Enrollment 2020 Packet

All retirees and payees receive a paper packet in the mail in mid-October. Here’s the electronic packet:

2020 Packet Materials

2021 Retiree Enrollment Guide

2020 Open Enrollment Letter

Making Your Via Benefits Reimbursements Easier flyer

Getting Your Affairs In Order Flyer

2020 Virtual Health Fair Flyer

Kaiser Permanente Flyer - 5 Ways to Ease Stress and Anxiety About Coronavirus

Delta Dental Flyer - Introduction to SmileWay Benefit

VSP Flyer - Eyeconic Eyewear Website Benefits

Group Plan Enrollment Forms

Medical Plan Enrollment Form

Dental Plan Enrollment Form

Vision Plan Enrollment Form

Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage Enrollment Form

Other Relevant Forms

Affidavit of Dependent Eligibility

Affidavit of Domestic Partnership

Medicare Part B Reimbursement Plan (MBRP) Application Form

Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice

Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice