San Diego
Municipal Employees Association

2018 Retiree Open Enrollment

MEA continues providing benefits to our retired members through the San Diego Public Employee Benefit Association (SDPEBA). SDPEBA stands for the San Diego Public Employee Benefit Association and is a partnership between MEA, the City of San Diego Retired Employees' Association (REA), and the Retired Fire and Police Association (RFPA). SDPEBA was created to provide benefits to the members of MEA, REA and RFPA and to pool our combined memberships to purchase benefits and to help keep costs down.

SDPEBA will be offering the following benefits to retirees: Hyatt Legal, Liberty Mutual (auto/home/renters), LifeLock, MetLife Dental HMO & PPO, Nationwide Pet Insurance, Purchasing Power, Sharp Health Plan's Non-Medicare and Direct Advantage Medicare, UNUM Long Term Care and VSP Vision.

Retiree open enrollment starts June 5th and ends on June 29th. SDPEBA staff and representatives from Sharp Health Plan, MetLife and VSP will be available at the SDCERS Retiree Benefit Open House on June 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Balboa Park Club.

If you are currently enrolled in an SDPEBA sponsored health, dental, vision, or legal plan, you DO NOT need to complete an enrollment form. Your benefits will automatically renew. Only those retirees who are adding, changing or terminating benefits must complete an enrollment form. For dental/vision/legal use the FY19 Retiree Enrollment form. For Sharp non-Medicare use the Non-Medicare App. For Sharp Medicare Advantage use the Medicare App.

Unfortunately, we cannot assist you with questions or problems with non-SDPEBA plans including Kaiser, CIGNA, SCAN, or United Concordia. If you have questions about retiree health, please contact the City's Retirement Office at (800) 774-4977.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the SDPEBA Benefits Department at our new phone number (888) 315-8027 or email us at

SDPEBA is working to offer new methods of support, and this year we are officially rolling out our 24/7 Self Support site at This site is built to allow retirees to access information through an automated system outside of our normal office hours of Monday through Friday - 9AM to 5PM. The site will be updated regularly with answers to many of the questions asked by retirees. If the answer isn't there, the site will allow you to submit a question and our team will respond the next business day.