SCERS

Health Plans: Seattle City Employees' Retirement System (SCERS) Retirees

View the recorded 2021 Health Plan Options for Retiring Employees presentation (25 minutes).

Considering a City-Sponsored health plan? Please see the below suggested timeline and FAQs.

 3 Months - 1 Year Before Your Retirement Date  At Least 60 - 90 Days Before Your Retirement Date  At Least 30 Days Before Your Retirement Date  OR  At Least 60 Days of Receiving COBRA Notification
  • Consider attending Health Plan Options for Retiring Employees. Register online through Cornerstone.

  • Schedule an appointment with a Retirement Specialist by calling (206) 386-1293. You will receive a health plan information packet at the meeting.
  • Enroll in Medicare Parts A and B on www.socialsecurity.gov if you or your spouse/domestic partner are age 65 or more before or when you retire. You must provide a copy of your Medicare card in order to enroll on a City-sponsored plan.
  • Notify your department's benefits representative of your retirement date.

  • Consider your COBRA and retiree health plan options.

  • Submit completed forms in your health plan information packet and premium payments to the Benefits Unit, which administers the retiree health plans.

  • Submit your COBRA election form if you decide to continue active health plan coverage.


Once you are enrolled on a City-Sponsored plan, remember to

  • Watch your home mail for an open enrollment packet in November.
  • If enrolled in COBRA, enroll in a retiree plan at least 30 days before COBRA ending.
  • Enroll in Medicare Parts A and B and, if desired, in a Medicare Advantage plan through the City 60-90 days before you and/or your spouse turn 65.
  • Notify the Benefits Unit within 30 days of any Qualifying Life Event such as divorce, legal separation, marriage, new dependent child or death.
  • Notify the Retirement Office if you move by completing the change of address form.

Premium rate sheet for SCERS retiree medical plans

Premium rate sheet for COBRA plans


Medical plan information if you are an under age 65 retiree:

2021 Under Age 65 Retiree Benefit Highlights

2022 Under Age 65 Retiree Benefit Highlights


Aetna Preventive

Aetna Traditional

Kaiser Permanente Standard

Kaiser Permanente Deductible

Medical plan information if you are an age 65 or older retiree (Medicare-eligible):

2021 Age 65 and Over Benefit Highlights

2022 Age 65 and Over Benefit Highlights

Understanding Basic Medicare Presentation  


Aetna   

Kaiser Permanente MAPD3

Kaiser Medicare Advantage Plans Presentation

Kaiser Permanente MAPD4

United Heathcare   

Retiree Dental

If you have questions about the retiree dental plan, please contact
Independent Billing Services (253) 862-2122.

Other Resources


SCERS Retirees

If you have questions about the SCERS retiree health plans, please contact
City of Seattle Central Benefits Unit
Benefits.Unit@seattle.gov
(206) 615-1340

If you have questions about your pension check, please contact
Seattle City Employee's Retirement System
retirecity@seattle.gov
(206) 386-1293