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Health Benefits for Retirees


  • Open Enrollment for Retirees is from 8/1/2023 through 8/31/2023; elections effective 10/1/2023.
  • Response REQUIRED for Continued Enrollment. If form is not returned by 8/31/2023, your benefits may be cancelled effective 9/30/2023.
  • Completed forms may be returned by:
    1.   Mail:
        Newport-Mesa USD
        Benefits Management
        2985 Bear Street, Bldg. A
        Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    2.   Drop off: in the District Lobby
    3.   Email:
  • Call or email the Benefits Management team with questions or to schedule an appointment.
    Tel: 714-424-5010. Email:


  1. If you belong to NMFT or CSEA, review your Bargaining Unit Contract.   If you belong to NMAA, NMAA Confidential, or Supervisors, review pertinent eligibility under the rules and regulation section regarding retiree health benefits.

  2. Review the Benefits Management Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Retirement Health Benefits. Use this as your check off list of things to do. Check the resources tab on this page.

  3. If retiring over age 65, review other health benefit options. Check the resources tab on this page.

  4. View  rates charts for Under 65  and Over 65 plans.  Also note: rates and plans are subject to change each Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment for Retirees is held annually during the month of August. Rates for the following year will not be posted until the month of August, but is still subject to change after negotiations and contract approval.

  5. Retiring at the end of the school year
    If you are in paid status on the last day of the school year, your benefits will continue through September 30 of that same year. Benefits Management will send a health benefit retirement letter to you during the summer. The letter will explain how to continue your benefits and will include the rate chart showing your monthly premiums beginning October.

  6. Retiring during the school year
    Benefits Management will send a health benefit retirement letter to you during your retirement month. The letter will explain how to continue your benefits and how to pay any premiums due once you retire.

  7. Retirement Income Benefit
    Contact STRS or PERS directly for information on your retirement income benefits.
    Calpers Website Phone: 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377)
    Calstrs Website Phone: 800-228-5453 (or 916-414-1099)



Third Party Administrator

                WEX Health, Inc.
                PO Box 2079
                Omaha, NE 68103-2079

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