Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2022

Overview

Retirees have the opportunity to enroll in, add dependents to, or change health plans during LACERS’ Open Enrollment period for the 2022 plan year, which is being held October 15, 2021 to November 15, 2021

IMPORTANT! Due to special circumstances, last year’s Open Enrollment period was extended to March 31, 2021 with certain stipulations.  If you made an Open Enrollment change during this period and it took effect on or after February 1, 2021, you will not be eligible to change it until Open Enrollment for the 2023 plan year, which will begin October 17, 2022.

If you do not wish to make changes to your LACERS health plan, no action is necessary. Your previous health plans will remain in effect for the next year.  However, if you are currently, enrolled in the Anthem Life and Health Medicare Supplement plan, this plan is being replaced.  Please see the What’s New for 2022? section.

2022 required enrollment forms will soon be available here under the Health Benefit Forms subheading. Please contact LACERS.Health@lacers.org for Medicare Enrollment forms.

What’s New for 2022?

We have some exciting enhancements for 2022, including the new Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) plan, which will replace the Anthem Life and Health Medicare Supplement plan.  This plan provides the same coverage whether your provider is in or out of network, has no deductible, and offers a variety of programs to keep you independent and healthy.  If you are currently enrolled in the Anthem Medicare Supplement plan, you will be automatically transferred to the Medicare Preferred (PPO) plan unless you submit an Open Enrollment change.  Watch your mail for more information.  Special meetings have been scheduled so you can learn more about this plan option (see below). For more information, the Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) FAQs can be found here.

For more information about next year’s benefit changes/enhancements and reminders, view the 2022 Open Enrollment Overview here

 

 

 

For details regarding next year’s health subsidy amounts and health plan options, premium amounts, benefits charts, Medicare requirements, and more, view the 2022 Health Benefits Guide (HBG) here

 

 

 

Additional information is included in the Open Enrollment FAQs, which you can find here

Open Enrollment Meetings

Due to the threat of COVID-19, LACERS will not host its traditional Open Enrollment in-person events this year and instead will conduct meetings via Zoom.  Meetings have been scheduled with LACERS and each health plan to allow you to learn more about your options for next year and get your questions answered.  You may register for these meetings through your MyLACERS account or by contacting LACERS at 800-779-8328.  If you are unable to attend a meeting, a recording of each meeting will be posted below shortly afterward.

All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m.

  • LACERS 2022 Update, 10/19 – View meeting recording here
  • Kaiser Permanente, 10/21 - View meeting recording here
  • Anthem Blue Cross, 10/26 - View meeting recording here
  • UnitedHealthcare, 10/28 - View meeting recording here
  • SCAN Health Plan, 11/2 - View meeting recording here
  • Delta Dental/Anthem Blue View, 11/4 - View meeting recording here
  • Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO), 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12 View meeting recording here 

To join any of the above meetings, click here.
Meeting ID: 892 2346 4003
Passcode: LACERS22

Health Plan Information and Resources

Each health insurance carrier has provided more resources to help you determine which plan might be best for you. To access these resources, click here.

If you are interested in setting up a private meeting between yourself, a health carrier, and a LACERS representative, please fill out the Health Carrier Meeting Request form here. Requests will be responded to by a LACERS staff member within one week.

LACERS Well

LACERS is proud to offer LACERS Well, a program designed to help you achieve the best retirement possible.  It provides you with ways to stay engaged on your health journey throughout retirement by offering events, workshops, and activities with other LACERS retirees.  Come join the fun!!! You can learn more here

Post

Forms to Submit for Enrollment

During your retirement counseling session, LACERS Staff will provide the necessary forms for your Health Plan Enrollment. This section will help you determine which forms to submit to enroll in the LACERS Health Plan of your choice, add or delete dependents from your plan, or cancel your coverage.

Log in