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Due to COVID-19, Human Resources public counters closed for business include: HR Administration, Employment, Classification, and Development, and Benefit Services. Benefit Services team members are working remotely. 

Inquiries about general benefits should be emailed tobenefitservices@cityofsacramento.organd you should receive a response within two (2) business days. 

A Qualifying Life Event is required to make changes to benefits outside of Open Enrollment. 

Important Information for CalPERS Retirees with out-of-pocket health deductions: in 2021, CalPERS retiree premiums will be deducted from the City's retiree health contribution amount in the order of vision, dental, and then medical. This will reduce the amount of deductions the City must maintain in the CalPERS system. This also matches the practice used for retirees enrolled in the City's cash-in-lieu program for medical. If you are a CalPERS retiree and have your out-of-pocket costs for health coverage deducted from your CalPERS pension warrant, you will likely see a reduced number of deductions starting with your January 2021 pension warrant (paid at end of January/beginning of February) due to this change.


2021 Information

Other City Documents

Other Resources


Health Plan Summary Information and Coverage Overview


$20 Senior Advantage
Silver and Fit - KPSA
KPSA available in Santa Cruz County
$25 HMO 
$40 HMO
Chiropractic Benefits for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
$20 HMO - Hawaii (2021)


$15 UnitedHealthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
UnitedHealthcare Virtual Education Center
NurseLine Services
HouseCalls Program
Virtual Doctor Visits
Solutions for Caregivers


$25 Copay
$40 Copay
Pharmacy Benefits
Chiropractic and Acupuncture for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
Infertility for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
Service Area Map

$25 HMO
$40 HMO
Prescription Copayment Summary
Active and Fit Direct Program
Chiropractic and Acupuncture for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
Infertility for $25 & $40 HMO Plans
Service Area Map

DeltaCare USA
Delta Dental PPO

Base Plan and Premium Plan

Are you planning to retire soon?

  1. Review the When You're Ready to Retire guide for an overview of the necessary steps to retire.
  2. Review the Deferred Compensation Plans - Separation from City Service Information for information regarding funds in your City of Sacramento 401(a) and 457(b) plans.  
  3. Review your labor agreement to understand your eligibility for retiree health benefits. 
  4. Schedule an appointment with your Benefit Services team member to complete City paperwork for your retirement.

The City of Sacramento provides retirement pension benefits through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Labor agreements are available  on the Labor Relations page. Retirees should refer to the Labor Agreement for the rep unit they retired from for the most current information on eligibility of retiree health benefits. For CalPERS pension estimates, please contact CalPERS directly. 


Retiree Change of Address 

If you have moved or have had a name change, please update your records with the City by filling out and submitting one of the following forms:

CalPERS Retiree Change of Address (CalPERS Retiree)

SCERS Retiree Change of Address (SCERS Retiree)

Beneficiary Updates

To update your address or beneficiaries on file with the following you will need to contact each directly:

CalPERS: contact CalPERS directly at 1-888-225-7377 or by visiting their website to change your address on file with CalPERS.

Nationwide: contact directly by visiting if you would like to change your address or update your beneficiaries for your 401a or 457 plan.
The City's designated Nationwide Retirement Specialist is Rick Watson
Schedule a phone appointment with Rick Watson using his online scheduler. In-person appointments with Rick are currently paused. (as of 3/17/2020)

ICMA-RC: updates to your address or beneficiaries for your RHSA can be made by visiting


additional Information

Medicare Basics

Cash in Lieu/Out of Area

ACH Information & Form for Cash in Lieu/Out of Area

Social Security Presentation

Medicare 101 Presentation by Kaiser


Deferred Compensation

  • 401a and 457 accounts with Nationwide Investments
  • Retiree Health Savings Accounts
    • For more information, please visit or call 1-866-664-0481
    • Schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with your IMA-RC representative here: ICMA-RC Appointments

Have you separated or retired from service with the City of Sacramento? Please review our Deferred Compensation Plans Separation from City Service Information document to review your options.

general contact information

For more information or questions regarding SCERS retiree checks, call (916) 808-5495.
For more information or questions regarding available retiree health benefits, call (916) 808-5665, or email