Informational Meetings in September
We understand that what is being proposed amounts to a significant change in the manner in which retiree medical benefits will be administered and fully appreciate that these changes might cause great concern and apprehension to many retirees. At the same time, we truly believe that the proposed changes not only address the City’s significant unfunded liability, but also provide an abundance of options and choices for retirees that could lead to significant savings as well as quality care. For this transition, we want to make sure all options and alternatives are explained and understood.
General Informational Meetings – September 3, 2015
We have scheduled informational meetings on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 10:00am and 2:00pm at the Pacific Edison Center at 501 Pacific Ave. in Glendale. Representatives from the City and Keenan Associates will be present to review the proposed changes and fully address new options available to retirees. We encourage you to attend, ask questions and be better informed about the proposed changes. Feel free to bring family members or other individuals who may assist you in evaluating your options. Please RSVP for either the 10:00am or 2:00pm meeting by emailing Retiree@glendaleca.gov or leaving a message at 818-548-3799.
Specific Informational Meetings – September 17 and 24, 2015
Keenan & Associates will host additional informational meetings which will focus more specifically on alternative plans available to both Early Retirees and Medicare Retirees. These meetings will be held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, located at 1401 N. Verdugo Rd. in Glendale. The dates, times and location for these meetings are as follows:
- For Medicare Retirees: Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:00am – Glendale Civic Auditorium
- For Early Retirees: Thursday, September 17, 2015 2:00pm – Glendale Civic Auditorium
- For Medicare Retirees: Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:00am – Glendale Civic Auditorium
- For Early Retirees: Thursday, September 24, 2015 2:00pm – Glendale Civic Auditorium
To RSVP for any of the above meetings, please email Retiree@glendaleca.gov or leave a message at 818-548-3799 indicating which session you will be attending and the number of attendees.
Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed throughout this process.
City Council Meeting – October 6, 2015
The City Council is scheduled to take formal action on these changes at its October 6, 2015 Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Any feedback or other recommendations on these issues are welcome.
Medicare Open Enrollment – October 15, 2015 through December 7, 2015
For Medicare Retirees considering a move to Futuris Care or another Medicare Plan.
Covered California/ACA Open Enrollment – November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016
For Early Retirees considering a move to Covered California or another Affordable Act Plan.
City’s Open Enrollment – April 2016
Specific dates have not yet been set. Retirees may move from one City plan to another City plan.
City’s Medical Insurance Renewal - June 1, 2016
Effective date of medical insurance renewal with the unblended rate.
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