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Retiree Benefits


 

To better serve you as one of the City of Gainesville's retirees, the Risk Management Department has posted the Now That You Are Retired!! Brochure as a reference guide for those questions that may arise after you retire.  Information in this brochure may not apply to all retirees or may change over time.  

As a City of Gainesville retiree you will receive annually notification of your option to enroll in the City of Gainesville’s Health Insurance Plan for retirees. These meetings are usually scheduled for the fall and are for the plan changes beginning in January of the next year.   

For your review we have developed the Retiree Benefits Program Brochure which gives a brief overview of your benefits as a retiree. In addition as required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) the City's Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) will provide additional summary information regarding the Health Plan.

All of the City of Gainesville’s Benefit Forms are available through the Benefit Forms Link above. Here you will find forms for Retiree Health Insurance, available under the Health Insurance Folder and the Retiree Health Savings (RHS) account forms from ICMA-RC located in the RHS folder. Also available are the W4P, Direct Deposit and a Change of Information Form just for retirees all located in the Retirees Folder.
 
Don’t forget you must recertify your eligibility to receive a pension benefit from the City annually if you are a member of one of the Defined Benefit Pension Plans. You will receive a notification in the mail after the Open Enrollment Meetings in the fall. If you attend one of these Open Enrollment meetings you will be able to sign your recertification card at that time. Take advantage of these meeting to learn more about the health insurance plan and to recertify. If Risk Management does not receive this card your monthly pension benefit will be stopped until you comply with all the requirements.
 
 
Listed below are several website links you may find helpful as a retiree. We hope you are enjoying your retirement!
 
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida -  www.bcbsfl.com
 
Medicare- www.medicare.org                                                                                                     
 
ICMA-RC - www.icmarc.org
 
Social Security - www.socialsecurity.gov
 
Social Security Retirement Planner - www.ssa.gov/retire2/
 
SHINE – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders - www.floridashine.org/index.html