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

News and Alerts:
Annual Enrollment: Retiree Annual Enrollment runs Monday, November 4 - Friday, November 22, 2019. See the annual enrollment letter; 2020 Retiree Rates; 2020 Under Age 65 Medical Plan Highlights; 2020 Medicare Plan Highlights; required notices and new well-being programs flyer for under age 65 retirees.

Please contact the Benefits Unit at or (206) 615-1340 if you have questions or wish to change medical plans.

This page covers healthcare options for SCERS retirees and their eligible dependents. For information on the pension plan, please visit the SCERS web page at .

View the recorded 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

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 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:

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

    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

    If you have questions about your pension check, please contact