Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Retirees have the opportunity to enroll or change Health Plans during LACERS’ annual Open Enrollment period. The 2021 period will take place from October 15, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Due to different City-sponsored programs competing for LACERS health staff’s availability, the typical Open Enrollment period will be extended to allow Members and staff more time to process health plan enrollments and changes.

Please click on the image to the right to watch a video about changes to Open Enrollment and the new plan year.

Other changes to this year’s Open Enrollment process include:

  • You can newly enroll, add dependents, or change plans during this period
  • LACERS has up to 3 months to process your enrollment request
  • You may not make another change for at least one year, unless you have a qualifying event 

Open Enrollment Overview You will receive an Open Enrollment packet in early October, as normal. It will include all the pertinent information, including the Open Enrollment Overview of health plan updates for 2021, available here, and the 2021 Health Benefits Guide (HBG), also available here2021 Health Benefits Guide

For more information, please also review the Open Enrollment FAQs, which can be found here under the Retirees tab. 

Once you determine which plan may be right for you, you can access the necessary forms for enrollment here under the Health Benefit Forms subheading. 

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.

Open Enrollment Meetings

Due to the threat of COVID-19, LACERS will not be holding its traditional Open Enrollment in-person events this year, and will instead conduct meetings via Zoom with the option to call-in via phone. LACERS will offer these virtual meetings with each carrier (Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente, SCAN Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare, Delta Dental, and Anthem Blue View), which will include LACERS updates for the coming plan year, a presentation by the carrier, and a question and answer session. 

All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. Please see the schedule below:

Kaiser Permanente   View the recorded meeting here.
Anthem Blue Cross View the recorded meeting here.
UnitedHealthcare View the recorded meeting here.
SCAN Health Plan View the recorded meeting here.
Delta Dental View the recorded meeting here.
Anthem Blue View View the recorded meeting here.

You can register online through your MyLACERS account here or by calling the LACERS main line.

Health Carrier Plans and Benefits

Each health 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 is also proud to offer LACERS Well. This program provides Members with ways to stay engaged on their health journey throughout retirement. Learn about LACERS Well here


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.

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