For Retired Member:
LACERS Open Enrollment for health plan changes will be held virtually – online — Oct. 15 through Nov. 15. This is the time to enroll in a plan, change your plan, or add dependents, with changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2022.
For those who made enrollment changes effective on or after Feb. 1, 2021, unless you have a qualifying event, your next opportunity to request a change will be Oct. 21, 2022 during the 2023 Open Enrollment period.
LACERS has planned several virtual meetings to share updates regarding your health plans and health benefits for 2022, and to answer your questions so you can make the best healthcare decisions for you and your family.
On Jan. 1, 2022, the Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) Life and Health Plan (Medicare Supplement) will be replaced by the Anthem Medicare Preferred PPO Plan (for Members with Medicare Parts A and B). LACERS has scheduled several virtual meetings regarding this plan to make sure you have an opportunity to get all your questions answered. Retired Members can also contact Anthem’s First Impressions call center at (833) 848-8729 with questions.
Find out more information regarding Open Enrollment on the LACERS Website at lacers.org/open-enrollment. Additionally, Retired Members may also reserve a spot to attend virtual meeting(s) via the MyLACERS account or by calling (800) 779-8328.
All virtual meetings begin at 10 a.m. on the following dates:
- Overview: Oct. 19
- Kaiser Permanente: Oct. 21
- Anthem Blue Cross: Oct. 26
- UnitedHealthcare: Oct. 28
- SCAN: Nov. 2
- Delta Dental/Blue View Vision: Nov. 4
- Anthem Medicare Preferred PPO: Oct. 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12
Packet Is Different for Those Under 65
After Oct. 12, you will receive your Open Enrollment packet from LACERS. For Retired Members under age 65, you will receive an Open Enrollment statement, the Open Enrollment Overview and instructions on how to access the 2022 Health Benefits Guide online. If you need a hard copy after you receive your packet, you can contact LACERS to have one mailed to you. Retired Members age 65 and older will receive a printed copy of the 2022 Health Benefits Guide in their packet.
Changes After Feb. 2021
As a reminder, due to unusual circumstances, last year’s Open Enrollment period was extended to March 31, 2021, and had some stipulations. For those who made enrollment changes effective on or after Feb. 1, 2021, unless you have a qualifying event, your next opportunity to request a change will be October 2022.