Improved Retiree Healthcare Selection Deadline is May 18!

Dear OCEA member,

Your retiree medical benefits are about to change. Effective June 16, 2023, the County is transitioning from the current Retiree Medical Grant to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement in accordance with the Tentative Agreement ratified by OCEA members and approved by the County Board of Supervisors in December.

You have two options: 1) ROLLOVER the value of your Retiree Medical Grant to an HRA or 2) RETAIN the frozen Retiree Medical Grant.

Please note, THE DEADLINE TO MAKE THIS CHOICE is by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 18.

If you have questions about the transition, please click here for our HRA FAQ. Additionally, the County of Orange will host one final in-person meeting regarding the HRA before the deadline—from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 11, at OCEA, 830 N. Ross Street, in Santa Ana. You can register here to attend.

If you have further HRA-related questions, please call the County of Orange at 714-834-3124 or OCEA at 714-835-3355.

In Solidarity,


Publication Date: May 8, 2023