2018 City of San Antonio Retiree Insurance Plans, Costs and Enrollment Information

Your COSA health benefits information will be mailed to you very soon. To help you get a head start on the choices you have for next year, we have provided links to the documents that you will receive. In the links below you will find a packet for pre-65 individuals, one for post-65 individuals and the Benefit Matters booklet. We believe that you will be satisfied with the changes for next year and the efforts of everyone to keep the plans affordable.

Please take note of the following:

  1. Annual Enrollment ends October 27, 2017; however, if you do not wish to make any changes to your health, dental or optical plans, you do not need to do anything; your coverage will roll over to 2018.
  2. Retirees will now have the option of a Dental PPO as well as the continued DHMO plan.
  3. If you have any questions, an Annual Enrollment Information Session is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Central Library (600 Soledad St.) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon). There will be presentations from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to briefly go over the 2018 plans. Representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, CVS/Caremark, Delta Dental and Aetna will be available to help you.
  4. For post-65 individuals, an enhancement to the Aetna Medicare Advantage plans will now allow you to fill generic prescriptions for a $5.00 co-pay within a large network of pharmacies. Included in this network are CVS, HEB, Walmart, and Costco. If you fill generic prescriptions at a pharmacy not in the network, including Walgreen’s, a $15.00 co-pay will apply. Brand name prescriptions have the same co-pays as today. A list of the network pharmacies with the lower generic co-pay is included in the packet.
  5. If you have questions, please call Human Resources Customer Service at (210) 207-8705 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, or email HR at hrcustomerservice@sanantonio.gov.

We hope that you find this information useful and don’t forget to attend our RECOSA Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Central Library (600 Soledad St.).

Deadline for Board Nominations Extended

As indicated in a previous post, four (4) RECOSA Board Positions will be elected during the November 9th Annual Meeting. Individuals elected will serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2018.

On behalf of the Nominating Committee, Chair Paulette McClure is currently accepting nominations for Board Positions 6-9. The deadline for applications has been extended to October 23, 2017.

For your convenience, the remainder of the previous post is given below:
If you are a RECOSA member interested in serving on the Board, please submit a brief statement of your experience, interests, availability, and/or reasons why you would like to serve.

Board members are expected to:
• attend monthly Board meetings
• attend bi-monthly meetings with the City’s Human Resources Department
• attend quarterly Brown Bag events for retirees
• serve on Board committees
• prepare reports as required
• provide guidance and oversee assigned committees such as membership, fundraising, health benefits, and financial development
Nominations may be sent to:
RECOSA
Attn: Paulette McClure
P.O. Box 12973
San Antonio, TX 78212-0973

The Nominating Committee will review qualified applicants and select a slate of candidates — one person per open Board position — to be nominated and placed on the ballot. Deadline for the Nominating Committee to consider applicants is October 23, 2017. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the November 9th Annual Meeting. All candidates nominated from the floor must be members in good standing, present at the meeting, and able to express their qualifications and interests in serving, as well as their availability and willingness to attend meetings and carry out the duties and responsibilities of a RECOSA Board member. The candidates with the most votes will fill the vacant positions. Numbers will be drawn by the elected individuals to determine the positions they will fill. The Nominating Committee will announce the voting results at the conclusion of the November 9th Annual Meeting.
Questions may be called in to RECOSA’s phone line at (210) 504-9567. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.

Sincerely,
Your RECOSA Board
Liz Garcia, Chair
Charles Pruski, Vice Chair
Rose Rangel, Secretary
Paulette McClure, Treasurer
Kevin Burton, Member
Marianne Greene, Member
William “Bill” Telford, Member
Michael Trainer, Member
Rebecca Waldman, Member
Gene Camargo, Ex Officio

SEPTEMBER MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

The next monthly RECOSA Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be held at Lions Field Adult and Senior Center located at 2809 Broadway.

Highlights of this month’s agenda include discussions of:

  • Report from the Nomination Committee
  • Retiree Benefit Update
  • November 9th Annual Meeting/Brown Bag Discussion
  • Board Election Logistics
  • 2017 Charitable Campaign Contribution from Retirees

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

Nominations for RECOSA Board of Directors

Four (4) RECOSA Board Positions will be elected during the November 9th Annual Meeting.  Individuals elected will serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2018.

On behalf of the Nominating Committee, Chair Paulette McClure is currently accepting nominations for Board Positions 6-9.

If you are a RECOSA member interested in serving on the Board, please submit a brief statement of your experience, interests, availability, and/or reasons why you would like to serve.

Board members are expected to:

  • attend monthly Board meetings
  • attend bi-monthly meetings with the City’s Human Resources Department
  • attend quarterly Brown Bag events for retirees
  • serve on Board committees
  • prepare reports as required
  • provide guidance and oversee assigned committees such as membership, fundraising, health benefits, and financial development

Nominations may be sent to:

RECOSA

Attn:  Paulette McClure

P.O. Box 12973

San Antonio, TX 78212-0973

 
The Nominating Committee will review qualified applicants and select a slate of candidates — one person per open Board position — to be nominated and placed on the ballot. Deadline for the Nominating Committee to consider applicants is October 9, 2017. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the November 9th Annual Meeting. All candidates nominated from the floor must be members in good standing, present at the meeting, and able to express their qualifications and interests in serving, as well as their availability and willingness to attend meetings and carry out the duties and responsibilities of a RECOSA Board member. The candidates with the most votes will fill the vacant positions. Numbers will be drawn by the elected individuals to determine the positions they will fill. The Nominating Committee will announce the voting results at the conclusion of the November 9th Annual Meeting.

Questions may be called in to RECOSA’s phone line at  (210) 504-9567.  Please leave a message and your call will be returned.

RSVP for the August 18th Brown Bag Session!

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND the August 18th Brown Bag Session at the Central Library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come and learn about the 2018 Proposed City Budget. RECOSA has asked City staff to talk about health care benefit changes and the TMRS increase that are being proposed for retirees. You do not want to miss this opportunity to ask questions of City staff. The reservation phone line is (210) 207-7000 or send an email to hrcustomerservice@sanantonio.gov.

AUGUST MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

The next monthly RECOSA Board Meeting will be held tomorrow Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be held at Lions Field Adult and Senior Center located at 2809 Broadway.

Highlights of this month’s agenda include discussions of:

  • Appointment of Nominating Committee Chair for Board Elections in December
  • August 18th Brown Bag Session – 2018 Proposed Budget Presentation
  • Outreach to New City Council and Mayor

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND