Stay Connected for Your Best Retirement
Are you retired or planning to retire soon?
Let’s keep in touch! It is important that the Club has your personal email address and phone numbers so that you do not miss out on important information regarding your Membership and insurances.
Email email@example.com or call (800) 464-0452 to speak with a Customer Service Representative to update your current contact information.
The Employees Club of California can assist you in making the retirement process seamless.
If you have insurance benefits with the Club, or are a Club member only, it is important that you speak with a Club Retiree Counselor right away.
The great news is that Club Membership for Retirees can be conveniently deducted from your pension. As a Retiree, you are entitled to group-rated insurance benefits such as life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, pre-funeral planning, long-term care, and our popular legal plan by MetLife. Enjoy the most of your new beginning by allowing the Club to guide you through the retirement process.
Make an appointment with our Retirement Specialists today!
Do not wait! As you age, your health changes and can affect your eligibility for the plan. Lock in your rate today!
This month, we are highlighting the importance of having long-term care insurance. Read below on why it makes so much sense.
Congratulations on your Retirement and be well!
Long-Term Care Insurance, And Why You Should Have It
What is long-term care (LTC) insurance?
Long-term care insurance is designed to pay benefits for some of the expenses you may incur if you need supervision or assistance with basic activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, eating, continence, dressing, toileting, ambulating and transferring.
You may need this kind of help following an accident or illness such as a stroke – because of older age and frailty, or because you need supervision due to a cognitive disorder like Alzheimer’s disease.
Why you need Long Term Care Insurance from the Club:
- Your premiums are conveniently deducted through your pension
- Affordable Club Member-only group rates
- Group rates are locked in at the age you apply
- Coverage is available to you, your spouse/domestic partner, parents and grandparents
- Available payout benefits range from $1,000 to $5,000 per month
- Your plan pays a monthly benefit directly to you, as opposed to most other programs that pay out on a reimbursement schedule
- Choose from four plans: 1) long-term care facility; 2) professional home care; 3) total home care, and 4) simple inflation protection.
Available terms: four-year nursing facility/eight years in home. Also available: 10 year nursing facility/20 year in home* (Home care benefit pays out at 50 percent)
Schedule an appointment today with a Club Retirement Counselor, and be ready for your best retirement.
LACEA Insurance Services, Inc. (Employees Club of California) is a licensed insurance agency offering insurance benefits to qualified Club members. The Club’s CA DOI Lic. is #0B98000.
Resources for Club Retirees or Those About to Retire
Oct. 1 Annual Fall Meeting
Sept. 7 General Membership Meeting (LARFPA)
Dec. 17 Annual Holiday
Employees Club of California
LA City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS) (City Dept.)
LADWP Retirees Association
Fire and Police Pensions (City Dept.)
LA Retired Fire and Police Association (LARFPA)
Retired Los Angeles City Employees, Inc. (RLACEI)
For ACTIVE MEMBERS:
Are You Ready for Retirement?
Here are some current programs to help with your planning.
Learn about your retirement options and benefits at an upcoming Planning for Retirement webinar, hosted by the LACERS Member Engagement team. Register via your MyLACERS account. Upcoming dates include:
Wed., July 13
Thurs., July 21
Sat., July 30
Thurs., Aug. 11
Thurs., Aug. 18
Thurs., Aug. 25 (Tier 3)
All webinars begin at 9 a.m.
Application Portal Demonstration
Take time to learn about LACERS’ exciting new Retirement Application Portal (RAP). Visit lacers/org/applying-retirement for more details and sign up for an upcoming RAP Demonstration webinar at 11 a.m. Tues., Aug. 2 via your MyLACERS account at https://mylacers.lacers.org.
Don’t have time to attend the webinar? Check out a recorded version on the LACERS YouTube channel: youtube.com/lacersyoutube
Applying for Retirement Online
Members are encouraged to submit their retirement application 60 days before their retirement date when using LACERS’ new Retirement Application Portal (RAP). The RAP is a great asset to LACERS Members that helps to streamline the retirement process. While the filing period is within 30 to 60 days of your retirement date, starting your application early and submitting it on the first day you can at the 60-day-prior mark, will allow for a couple of benefits. These include having ample time to discover any complications and address them without having to move your retirement date, as well as ensuring LACERS staff has time to meet your retirement date request.
For example, if your desired retirement date is Oct. 22, 2022, you would aim to submit your retirement application in the portal on Aug. 23, 2022. For more information, please visit lacers.org/applying-retirement.
Events Coming Up For Retirees:
Register for these virtual events below through your MyLACERS account or by calling LACERS. If you need assistance, email LacersWell@lacers.org Space is limited for each event so be sure to sign up early. To view additional dates and information, visit: lacers.org/lacers-well-events
SilverSneakers Technology Class
Tue., Aug. 16, 9:00 a.m.
For LACERS members, SilverSneakers is a free program included with Anthem Blue Cross, SCAN Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare coverage. The program includes free gym membership to participating gyms as well as at-home and online resources. Join this class to learn about this benefit. The SilverSneakers team will share all of the tools and resources included in your SilverSneakers benefit to help you stay active and connected, and improve your overall wellbeing.
Fitness Made Simple: Exercise Class
Wed., Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m.
Why just talk or dream about exercise when we can “Make Fitness Simple?” Join Coach Sean Foy as he helps you train in the comfort and convenience of your own home to realize your personal health and fitness goals.
Brain Health Class
Wed., Aug 24, 2 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Los Angeles (ALZLA) is hosting monthly brain health classes. The mission is to improve the lives of local families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia by increasing awareness, delivering effective programs and services, providing compassionate support, and advocating for quality care and a cure. Both active and retired members are welcome at this event.
Active & Fit Informaion Class
Thurs., Aug 25, 9 a.m.
For LACERS members, the Active&Fit program is included with Kaiser Permanente HMO plans at no cost. This program offers members fitness center memberships, a home fitness kit, activity tracking and more. Active&Fit members get easy access to activity improvement―and motivation along the way. Join the information class to learn about these benefits. All registered attendees will automatically be entered into an opportunity prize drawing.
Aging Mastery Program
LACERS’s five-week, twice weekly Aging Mastery Program is scheduled three times this year: at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in September. This fun, innovative program empowers you to take key steps to improve your wellbeing. You will learn about healthy eating and hydration, sleep, financial fitness, advance planning, and more.