Benefits Unit

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2019 Open Enrollment for Benefits
Starts October


Health Benefits Open Enrollment: October 1 - October 31*

Flexible Spending Accounts Open Enrollment: October 2 - November 30*

AFLAC Open Enrollment: Starts October 1 – November 30*

 

*Subject to eligibility, Open Enrollment is the only time during the year that you can make a change to your medical and vision plan, enroll/re-enroll into FSA and/or the AFLAC: Voluntary Supplemental Insurance without having a qualifying event.

Enrollments or changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2019.

 

 

1) Medical and Vision Plan
To learn more about next year’s benefits and the updated rates, visit sfhss.org, call HSS at 415-554-1750, or go to HSS office at 1145 Market Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.  In addition, please see the attached 2019 Medical Rates and What’s New for 2019.

 

2) Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

You can only enroll for Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care FSA during the Open Enrollment period. Changes/additions can only be made due to a qualifying event during the calendar year.

ALL current FSA enrollees MUST re-enroll for the 2019 plan year to continue FSA Health Care and/or Dependent Care. 

A representative will be available on Flex Day, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Ocean Campus to lead a workshop on Tax Saving & Cash Flow Protection. Please see Flex Day schedule.

 

3) AFLAC: Voluntary Supplement Insurance:  

A representative will be available on Flex Day, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Ocean Campus. Please see Flex Day schedule for vendor availability or complete the AFLAC Consultation Request Form and fax it to the number provided for a Benefits Consultation.

 

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District Benefits 2018 

Benefits are subject to eligibility. Please review Faculty or Classified Handbook for more information.

 

 

Medical & Vision Benefits

Employees and eligible dependents who are enrolled into a medical plan with Health Service System (HSS), will automatically be enrolled into the VSP Basic Vision Plan. Employee and dependents enrolled in an medical plan with HSS may elect the Premier VSP Plan.

VSP does not issue insurance cards. If you are enrolled into the VSP plan (group# 12145878), please call VSP at 1-800-877-7195 for your member ID number.

If you have a qualifying life event during the year, you can add or drop your dependents from your benefits. You have within 30 days from your qualifying life event to make changes to your benefits.

HSS administers the medical and vision plans. Contact HSS at 415-554-1750 or visit www.sfhss.org for more information on the medical and vision plan or read the Health Benefit Guide.

 

Dental Benefits

Delta Dental is a PPO plan and is offered to eligible active employees and dependents at no premium cost. Eligible employees can enroll and add/drop dependents throughout the year. Delta Dental does not issue insurance cards. If you are enrolled into the our plan (group# 15935), please call Delta Dental at 1-866-499-3001 for your member ID number or use your Social Security number.

Delta Dental is admistered by City College of San Francisco.

 

 

Flexible Spending Accounts

There are two different types of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): Healthcare FSA and Dependent Care FSA.

You need to determine the annual contribution you want to make to a Health Care account for health, vision or dental care...etc for you and your dependents, and/or Dependent Care account for daycare expenses. Keep in mind that you cannot transfer money between the two accounts, and you cannot transfer participation to your spouse. Only expenses incurred on or after your effective date of coverage are reimbursable.

Healthcare FSA is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses that aren't covered by your insurance plan. Healthcare FSA minimum annual contribution is $50 and the maximum contribution is $2,650 per calendar year.   

Dependent Care FSA is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for dependent care services, such as preschool, summer day camp or elder daycare. Dependent Care FSA minimum annual contribution is $50 and the maximum contribution is $5,000 per calendar year ($2,500 if married and filing separate tax return). 

If you have a qualifying life event during the year, you can elect to enroll or change your benefits. You have within 30 days from your qualifying life event to make changes to your benefits.

Flexible Spending Accounts is administered by Wageworks. For more information, please call Wageworks at 1-877-924-3967 or visit www.wageworks.com

Note: Part Time Faculty, and Classified employees working less than 20hours/week and As-Needed are not eligible for FSA

Note: During Open Enrollment current enrollees MUST re-enroll for the next plan year to continue FSA election.

Note: It is the employee's responsibility to log into the Wageworks website to review and track the employee's own FSA account (i.e. account balance). 

 

Commuter Benefits  

Commuter Benefits is a pre-tax saving program to pay for public transportation to and from work and parking fee associated with work.  

Self-enroll anytime online through www.wageworks.com. If you do not have an account you will need to register for an account. 

Commuter Benefits is administered by Wageworks. For more information, please call Wageworks at 1-877-924-3967 or visit www.wageworks.com

 

Life Insurance

Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) is offered to eligible employees at no premium cost. Coverage amount is $50,000 (age 70 and below) and coverage will reduce on the 70th and 75th birthday.

Beneficiar(ies) can be updated at any time by completing a "Beneficiary Designation Form". It is important to name beneficiaries to ensure that any benefits payable at your death are left to survivors you intend. 

 

Employee Assistance Program - EAP

EAP provides confidential, voluntary, free counseling services to employees. Get one-on-one counseling for personal and work-related concerns form a licensed EAP therapist.

 

EAP Contact Information:

EAP Phone: 1-800-795-2351

EAP Office: 1145 Market St, 1st Floor Wellness Center

EAP Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Call for an appointment.

 

AFLAC Voluntary Supplement Benefits

Eligible employee may enroll in voluntary benefits such as individual life, short-term disability, accident, cancer, dental, hospital confinement indemnity, specified health event and vision insurance through AFLAC. Based on the plan you choose, the premium may be pre or post-tax. Employee are responsible for the full cost of the plans.

Note: Classified employees working less than 20hours/week and As-Needed are not eligible for AFLAC: Voluntary Supplemental Insurance. 

For more information, please contact 1-888-248-1748 to request local support/enrollment assistance or policy claims service assistance.

AFLAC Products & Pricing: Accident, Cancer, Short-Term Disability, Hospital and more.
CCSF employees must first register online, set up an account and password, and provide the following on www.everwellbenefits.com. 
1. First Name
2. Last Name
3. Date of Birth
4. 5 digit Zip Code
5. Group # TD087