Open Enrollment

The 2023 Open Enrollment period for the City of Avalon begins on Monday, September 19, 2022 and ends on  Friday, October 14, 2022.

We would like to encourage all employees to review their elected benefits to ensure that coverage meets the needs for both themselves ad any covered de­pendents

Elections made during this time will be effective, January 1, 2023.  Open enroll­ment is your annual opportunity to change your benefit elections without a qualifying event.  It also provides the opportunity to add or drop qualifying de­pendents.  If you do not want to make any changes, you do not need to do any­thing.

All changes must be submitted by October 14, 2022.

Next Steps: Compare the monthly premium for plans available to you.  Now that you know what plans are available to you and the structure of each plan, look at the out of pocket deductions chart for Tier 1 or Tier 2 employees. 

Tier 1 Employee—Full Time Employee hired before or on December 31, 2015.

Tier 2 Employee—Full Time Employee hire on or after January 1, 2016.

Choose your health plan by logging into your CalPERS ac­count.  Once you have signed in, click the Health tab at the top of your screen and follow the steps to enroll.  Be sure to submit required documents with your enrollment forms:

  • Spouse:  Marriage Certificate
  • Domestic Partner:  State of California Domestic Partnership Registra­tion
  • Birth or Adoption Certificate
  • Step Child(ren):  Marriage Certificate/Domestic Partner Registration, Birth Certificates.

Qualifying life events include:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • New Baby or Adoption
  • Registered Domestic Partnership
  • New CalPERS member
  • Leave of Absence

Health Insurance Waiver

Under the current Patient and Affordable Care Act Regulations, the City of Avalon is required to offer affordable health care coverage to full time employees.  If you are eligible for health coverage through another source, proof of coverage and an opt out waiver are required in order to receive the $300 opt out sti­pend per month.  The Opt Out Health Waiver can be found HERE.

Don’t see the answer to your questions below,  email Human Resources at or make an appointment by calling, Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, 310-510-0220 ext., 177.

Important Considerations

Another key aspect of open enrollment this year is that we would like to also encourage employees to update their beneficiary forms  for the following:

  • CalPERS Retirement—Pension
  • CalPERS 457 Supplemental
  • Standard Life Insurance
  • COA Payment Designation Form

 Should you wish to keep the existing beneficiary on file, then new forms do not need to be filled out.