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Alameda County Long Term Care Insurance Program

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Alameda County is currently offering a Long Term Care Program that can help reimburse the cost of covered services that help people perform everyday activities. Enrollment in this plan is open all year long.

Long term care services are often required when you need assistance with everyday activities, such as using the bathroom, taking a shower, dressing, or moving in and out of a bed or chair. The need for long term care can be caused by conditions such as a broken or fractured bones, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, or other chronic conditions.

Care can be provided in different settings, including your home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. Long Term Care Insurance is not a medical plan, nor is it an income replacement plan. It is a plan that helps you cover the cost of the daily activities of living.

All actively at work full-time employees working 37 hours per week or more. Your family members between the ages of 18-79 years of age (spouse/domestic partners, parents and in-laws, grandparents and in-laws, children and siblings) are also eligible. This is a voluntary benefit 100% employee paid on a after tax basis.

For more information about the County’s Long Term Care Insurance Program and understanding your needs, go to www.AlamedaCountyLTC.com.

CalPERS Long Term Care

California public employees have the opportunity to purchase Long-Term Care coverage through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).

CalPERS administers this program on behalf of all the public employees of California. There is no insurance company involved. You pay the premiums associated with this program directly to CalPERS.

If you are not a member of the CalPERS Long Term Care Program, and have questions about the program, please note at this time, the CalPERS Board of Administration has not approved any application period. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive a Long Term Care application when the program reopens, please call 800-982-1775 and select the appropriate prompts.

For existing CalPERS Long Term Care members, please go to the CalPERS Website for updated information, or call CalPERS at 800-982-1775 and select the appropriate prompts.

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