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RPEA Chapter 9 Surf City– Santa Cruz has been serving retired public employees since 1958.

Health Benefits

The 2024 Health Benefit Summary provides valuable information to help you make an informed choice about your health plan and health care providers. This publication compares covered services, copayments, and benefits for each CalPERS health plan. It also provides information about plan availability by county and a chart summarizing important differences among health plan types.

2024 Health Benefits Summary

CalPERS 2024 health plan premiums.


Santa Cruz County has the good fortune to have a Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) Center in Santa Cruz at 1777-A Capitola Road, telephone (831) 462-5510. HICAP provides free community education and unbiased confidential individual Medicare benefits information. Volunteer counselors provide one hour of free counseling and additional time for a small fee. HICAP counselors are not connected to any insurance company or health plan.

They do not sell, endorse, or recommend insurance or related products to members. HICAP counselors assist members with comparing, choosing and enrollment in Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Health Plans, filing Medicare claims, providing hep lp with Medicare appeals, and many other services. Visit HICAP's website.

AMBA Partner Benefits

Our association works hard to protect your pension AND your insurance benefits. This is one of the main advantages of being a member and one of the main reasons we are here for you!
Thanks to our trusted partner, AMBA, members are eligible for exclusive supplemental insurance. Get special group rates on dental, vision, long–term care, cancer, heart, stroke, accident, life insurance, and other policies.

If you've had trouble getting supplemental insurance at a reasonable rate, here's your chance! Best of all, it's easy – you can enroll online or by phone.
RPEA's insurance benefits page.