Welcome, SDPEBA members!

We’re here to help you get the most out of your health care dollar and still keep the Sharp providers you know and trust.

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At Sharp Health Plan, we believe you deserve more. Whether you are an active employee or a retiree, we have an option to help you get direct access to The Sharp Experience, from card to care.

Please click on the appropriate tab.

Active employee

Early retiree (non-Medicare)

Medicare retiree

COBRA/Cal-COBRA

Plan information for active employees

Sharp Health Plan is proud to provide health benefits for the City of San Diego’s employees and retirees. As an active City employee, you can choose from three Sharp Health Plan HMO options. All of our plans provide comprehensive medical services, including coverage for doctor office visits, hospital stays, surgery, outpatient procedures, periodic immunizations, physical exams, prescription drugs and more. Choose the plan that best meets your needs and budget.

Plan information for non-Medicare (early) retirees

Sharp Health Plan is proud to provide health benefits for the City of San Diego’s employees and retirees. As a City retiree who is not yet eligible for Medicare, you have access to our family of Sharp HealthCare providers through the Sharp Early Retiree (Non-Medicare) plan. This plan provides comprehensive medical services, including coverage for doctor office visits, hospital stays, surgery, outpatient procedures, periodic immunizations, physical exams, prescription drugs and more.

Eligibility requirements for non-Medicare retirees

  • Be a City of San Diego retiree or that person's spouse or dependents.
  • Live in the Sharp Health Plan service area (San Diego and southern Riverside counties).
  • Membership in MEA, REA, RFPA or SDPEBA is not required to join this health plan.

Plan information

Summary of Benefits effective August 1, 2019

Summary of Benefits and Coverage effective August 1, 2019

For assistance, call 1-888-840-4747, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
(TTY users: call 711.)

 

Ready to enroll?

 

Retiree events in 2019

The open enrollment period for City of San Diego retirees is June 3 – 28. The following events/presentations will provide City of San Diego retirees with information about their health benefit options, including highlights about Sharp Health Plan, as well as details about the providers, benefit coverage and plan resources.

Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Tuesday, 5/21
9 am – 10 am
Sharp Rees-Stealy - Downtown
300 Fir Street
San Diego CA 92101
To RSVP, email Ryan Cortez or call 1-858-499-8107.
Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Thursday, 5/23
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sharp Rees-Stealy - Downtown
300 Fir Street
San Diego CA 92101
Retiree Health Open Enrollment Kick-Off Day
(sponsored by SDCERS)
Friday, 5/24
10 am – 12 pm
Balboa Park Club Ballroom
2150 Pan American Rd W
San Diego CA 92101
No RSVP Required
Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Tuesday, 5/28
2 pm – 3 pm
Sharp Rees-Stealy - Otay Ranch
1400 E Palomar St
Chula Vista CA 91913
To RSVP, email Ryan Cortez or call 1-858-499-8107.
Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Wednesday, 5/29
2 pm – 3 pm
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa CA 91942
Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Thursday, 5/30
2 pm – 3 pm
Sharp Rees-Stealy - Rancho Bernardo
16899 W Bernardo Dr
San Diego CA 92127
Help Day
(sponsored by SDCERS)
Friday, 6/14
10 am – 12 pm
Balboa Park Club Ballroom
2150 Pan American Rd W
San Diego CA 92101
No RSVP Required
Sharp Health Plan Help DaysWeek of 6/17 – 6/21:
Monday – Friday
9 am – 3 pm

Wednesday
4 pm – 7 pm
Sharp Health Plan - Kearny Mesa
8520 Tech Way, Suite 200
San Diego CA 92123
Sharp Health Plan Help DaysWeek of 6/24 – 6/28:
Monday – Friday
9 am – 3 pm

Wednesday
4pm – 7pm

Plan information for Medicare retirees

Sharp Health Plan is proud to provide health benefits for the City of San Diego’s employees and retirees. As a City retiree who is eligible for Medicare, you have access to our family of Sharp HealthCare providers through Sharp Direct Advantage. This plan provides comprehensive medical services, as well as extra benefits, such as acupuncture and chiropractic care, free Silver&Fit gym access, and discounts on vision and hearing aids.

Eligibility requirements for Sharp Direct Advantage

  • Be a Medicare beneficiary with Part A and enrolled in Part B. (You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.)
  • Be a resident of San Diego County, and a City of San Diego retiree or that person’s Medicare-eligible spouse or dependents.
  • Membership in MEA, REA, RFPA or SDPEBA is not required to join Sharp Direct Advantage.

Plan information

Summary of Benefits effective August 1, 2019

For assistance, call 1-855-562-8853, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
(TTY users: call 711.)

 

Ready to enroll?

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to mail in your enrollment form instead, you can download the enrollment form here. To learn more about the plan, please visit Sharp Direct Advantage.

 

Retiree events in 2019

The open enrollment period for City of San Diego retirees is June 3 – 28. The following events/presentations will provide City of San Diego retirees with information about their health benefit options, including highlights about Sharp Health Plan, as well as details about the providers, benefit coverage and plan resources.

Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Tuesday, 5/21
9 am – 10 am
Sharp Rees-Stealy - Downtown
300 Fir Street
San Diego CA 92101
To RSVP, email Ryan Cortez or call 1-858-499-8107.
Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Thursday, 5/23
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sharp Rees-Stealy - Downtown
300 Fir Street
San Diego CA 92101
Retiree Health Open Enrollment Kick-Off Day
(sponsored by SDCERS)
Friday, 5/24
10 am – 12 pm
Balboa Park Club Ballroom
2150 Pan American Rd W
San Diego CA 92101
No RSVP Required
Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Tuesday, 5/28
2 pm – 3 pm
Sharp Rees-Stealy - Otay Ranch
1400 E Palomar St
Chula Vista CA 91913
To RSVP, email Ryan Cortez or call 1-858-499-8107.
Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Wednesday, 5/29
2 pm – 3 pm
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa CA 91942
Sharp Health Plan
Retiree Presentation
Thursday, 5/30
2 pm – 3 pm
Sharp Rees-Stealy - Rancho Bernardo
16899 W Bernardo Dr
San Diego CA 92127
Help Day
(sponsored by SDCERS)
Friday, 6/14
10 am – 12 pm
Balboa Park Club Ballroom
2150 Pan American Rd W
San Diego CA 92101
No RSVP Required
Sharp Health Plan Help DaysWeek of 6/17 – 6/21:
Monday – Friday
9 am – 3 pm

Wednesday
4 pm – 7 pm
Sharp Health Plan - Kearny Mesa
8520 Tech Way, Suite 200
San Diego CA 92123
Sharp Health Plan Help DaysWeek of 6/24 – 6/28:
Monday – Friday
9 am – 3 pm

Wednesday
4pm – 7pm

Sharp Direct Advantage is offered by Sharp Health Plan. Sharp Direct Advantage is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Sharp Direct Advantage depends on contract renewal. Read the full disclaimer.

Page last updated: 5/15/2019

Plan information for COBRA and Cal-COBRA members

Sharp Health Plan is proud to provide health benefits for the City of San Diego’s employees and retirees. When you leave / lose City employment, you have an opportunity to continue your health benefits through COBRA. You must contact Sharp Health Plan within 60 days of leaving / losing employment to elect this temporary extension of benefits, which allows you to extend your coverage through Sharp Health Plan for up to 18 months with your active plan option. And if you need to continue this coverage beyond the first 18 months since leaving / losing City employment, you are also eligible to continue Sharp Health Plan coverage for an additional 18 months through Cal-COBRA.

For assistance, call 1-888-840-4747, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
(TTY users: call 711.)