Retiree Health Benefits for Current Retirees
The 2019 Retiree Benefits Guide is available! The Guide is a summary of health benefits offered to you and your family in retirement including the cost of benefits, comparison of plans, answers to frequently asked questions concerning coverage and supplement to Medicare plans.
If you are planning for retirement, please visit our Retiring Soon page.
As a standard condition of your retirement, the County of San Mateo requires that you or your eligible dependents enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B when you turn 65.
- 3 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR 65th BIRTHDAY - Visit your local Social Security office and enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B
- Upon Receipt of your Medicare Card: Mail the completed Kaiser Senior Advantage or Blue Shield PPO application with a copy of your new Medicare Card to the Benefits Division.
Please note: The Social Security award letter will not be accepted as proof of enrollment and the Medicare card must accompany your completed application.