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Important Information


Open Enrollment 2024 Key Dates:  

  • October 31, 2023 - Open Enrollment Packets Delivered by U.S. Postal Service to your mailing address on file with ORS 
  • November 1, 2023 – Open Enrollment Begins. First day change forms will be accepted.   
  • November 8, 2023 – Retiree In-person  Health Fair  &  Free Flu Shots between 10 am to 2 pm at Leininger Center, Okayama Room
  • November 9, 2023 – ORS staff presentation to Association of Retired San Jose Police Officers and Firefighters at their monthly membership meeting. Click  here  for more info.  
  • November 30, 2023 – Open Enrollment Ends. Last day change forms will be accepted.  


What’s New in 2024:

  • Anthem Medicare Advantage Split Plans New in 2024, the Office of Retirement Services is pleased to offer the Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) with Senior Rx Plus plan to all Anthem Medicare enrollees. With the transition to the Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO), your non-Medicare dependents enrolled in an Anthem Traditional HMO plan will be able to remain in their selected HMO plan option.  

What’s Changing in 2024:

  • 2024 Rates. Please review your plan’s rate sheet located on the Medical, Dental and/or Vision tabs.   
  • Anthem Medicare Advantage HMO will no longer be offered after December 31, 2023.  Members currently on a MAHMO will automatically be transitioned to a MAPPO plan. 
  • There are no new plans being added in 2024.   Dental options, vision options, and medical insurance options have not changed in 2024.  Click below to see plan details.  

What’s Continuing in 2024:

  • Anthem Medicare Advantage Plans 
    • Anthem’s SilverSneakers  program is a fitness and wellness program offered at no additional cost to eligible Medicare plans that helps all levels and abilities get active, get fit, and connect with others through online and in-person classes, over 15,000 fitness locations, and health & wellness discounts.  
    • Anthem's 24/7 Nurse Line allows you to speak to a registered nurse anytime you need a nurse or have a health-related question.
    • Anthem’s Live Health online  brings a doctor and/or a mental health therapist to you via your phone, computer, tablet, or smartphone for $0. Use your Anthem member id number to create an account and be connected with a doctor immediately. 
  • Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (KPSA) 
    • Kaiser's Senior Advantage Silver&Fit  program offers membership with participating fitness centers. 
    • Kaiser’s Free Transportation to the Doctor program provides no-cost rides to and from your doctor visits.   
    • Meals Program provides no-cost fresh, healthy meals delivered to your home immediately following an inpatient stay at a hospital or skilled nursing facility. 
    • Quarterly OTC Wellness Benefit provides $70 to spend on over-the-counter (OTC) wellness products.