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Health Reimbursement Arrangement

Retiree Medical Grant to Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) Conversion

As part of negotiations between labor groups [including Courts & Special Districts] and the County, and approval from the County’s Board of Supervisors, OCEA-represented employees are converting from the Retiree Medical Grant to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). 

The County will contribute to a HRA for OCEA-represented employees starting Mid-2023. Eligible employees can choose to keep their Grant frozen at its current value or receive a one-time contribution, based on the value of their grant, to their new HRA. Below is a timeline of events and resources to assist eligible employees in making this election. 

The Employee Benefits website will have the most up-to-date information, so continue to check back as more details become available. 

Upcoming Events / Resources:


December 2022
  • Board of Supervisors Approved Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) FAQ's

For more details,  you can refer to:

January 2023
  • Mid to late month communication will be sent to your mailing address on file. This communication will provide more details on what these changes mean to you. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions posted (Mid-January)
February 2023
  • Retiree Medical Grant to Health Reimbursement Arrangement self-guided presentation will become available.
  • Short educational videos will also become available on the Employee Benefits website
March 2023
  • In-Person and Virtual Presentations 
  • Additional FAQ's 
  • Second communication sent to your mailing address on file, will include action steps needed and additional important information for you to consider.  
April 2023
  • Time to Make Your Elections 
May 2023
  • Reminder communication sent to your mailing address on file 
  • Election Deadline (Mid-May)
July 2023
  • New HRA Implemented