Health Insurance Coverage & Administration
The County of San Bernardino administers and offers SBCERA retirees a variety of health insurance coverage and group premium rates. SBCERA will deduct your monthly health insurance premiums from your retirement warrant. All questions about retiree insurance programs, related costs and requirements should be directed to Employee Benefits & Services Division at (909) 387-5787.
Long-Term Care Insurance
As a retired public employee, you can get long-term care insurance through CalPERS (the California Public Employees' Retirement System). You can get a CalPERS information packet by calling (800) 266-1050 or by visiting their website at www.calpers.ca.gov.
Premiums for CalPERS long-term care coverage can be deducted from your retirement benefit payment or you may pay them directly.
Dental and Vision Insurance
You can apply for dental and vision insurance through the San Bernardino Public Employees' Association (SBPEA). Call 909-889-8377 for applications and premium rates. Premiums can be deducted from your retirement benefit payment.
If you are interested in continuing life insurance after you retire, you need to check with the Employee Benefits Department of your employer at the time you retire to see whether conversion to individual policies for retiring members is an option. If it is an option and you convert to an individual policy, you will be responsible for paying the premiums directly. Unless you are a member of SEBA (Safety Employees' Benefit Association), premiums cannot be deducted from your retirement benefit payment.
You can have taxes , as well as the deductions mentioned previously, deducted from your monthly retirement benefit payment.
In addition, you can set up deductions for your checking and savings accounts and dues for the SBPEA and the Retired Employees of San Bernardino County (RESBC). Your donations to the Children's Fund can be deducted as well.