Open Enrollment this year, for plans effective January 1, 2018, will start on October 23, 2017 and run through November 13, 2017.
The Benefits Fair will be held on October 25, 2017 in the City Hall Rotunda with limited vendor participants. The focus for the Benefits Fair this year will be on the more complex issues of our health plans, while continuing to highlight the benefits of wellness.
Kaiser Medical Plan Offering
In addition to the Kaiser $1500 Deductible and $25 Copay plans, there will be a NEW Kaiser HSA-Qualified $3000 Deductible HMO plan for 2018. Here are some the highlights of the plan:
Health Savings Account (HSA)
With the Kaiser HSA-Qualified $3000 Deductible HMO employees will be eligible to open a health savings account (HSA).
Following is a brief overview of the Health Savings Account:
Meet these additional IRS requirements: Cannot be enrolled in Medicare, cannot be eligible to be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return, and cannot have additional health coverage that is not an HSA-qualified deductible plan.
Please note: The Blue Shield and Sutter Health Plus plan offerings will remain the same for 2018.
New 2018 Medical, Dental, Vision Rates, and Plan Comparisons:
Comparison of 2018 Medical Plan Options
2018 Medical Rates (All employees except employees represented by POA and IAFF, Local 230)
2018 Medical Rates (Employees represented by POA and IAFF, Local 230)
Rates (All employees except employees represented by POA and IAFF, Local 230)
2018 Dental Rates (Employees represented by POA and IAFF, Local 230)
2018 Vision Rates
Open enrollment is a great time to review and update your beneficiaries.
RESOURCES AND PLAN INFORMATION:
Sutter Health Plus
Step-by-Step Guide to Finding a SHP Doctor
Frequently Asked Questions
$20 HMO Copay Group #777000
$25 Copay HMO Group #887
$1,500 Deductible Plan Group#887
$3,000 HSA Deductible Plan Group#887
How the PPO Plan Works
PPO $100 Deductible Group #W0051445
Delta Dental PPO and Delta Care HMO Comparison Sheet
VSP Signature and Choice Comparison Sheet
Health and Dental In-Lieu Information:
Flexible Spending Account Rates:
P&A Administrative Services, Inc. will continue to be the City’s FSA administrator in 2018. If you participated in a 2017 Flexible Spending Account (MRA and/or DCAP) and wish to participate again in 2018, you must re-enroll during the open enrollment period.
The employee-paid administrative fee of $3.75, deducted on the first pay period PAY of each month, covers enrollment in one or both FSA Accounts.
2018 Annual Contribution Limits
Please Note: Employees must re-enroll in FSA every year during open enrollment.
Contributions do not rollover automatically.
Wellness is a way of living-eating a healthful diet, being physically active and managing one’s well-being. The everyday choices we make can help us live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives—both at work and at home. Studies show workplace wellness programs reduce health-care costs, reduce absenteeism and turnover, and improve employee health and well-being.
Wellness Program Frequently Asked Questions
Kaiser NEW $3000 HSA Deductible Plan
2018 Benefits Provider Contact Information
2018 Open Enrollment Checklist
Sutter Health Plus Presentation PowerPoint
Kaiser in Santa Cruz: Kaiser Santa Cruz Presentation & Information Sheet
This website is updated as new information becomes available.