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Fringe Benefits

The Lawndale Elementary School District provides fringe benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance to eligible employees. For enrollment forms and explanation of benefits, click the plan name.

Employees will have the opportunity to make changes to their coverage during open enrollment. Open enrollment begins late October through mid-November of each year. Changes are effective January 1st. 

Each plan also has additional resources available to subscribers.

Covid-19 additional resources

To keep you informed, UHC has put together flyers to help members understand how to cope with COVID-19. Links are below:

There have been changes announced for MDLive and Kaiser Telemedicine due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Attached are flyers that announce the changes and below a few reminders from the carriers:

·         SISC MDLive - $0 Copays

o   In light of the COVID-19 situation, effective March 13, 2020, SISC is implementing $0 copays on MDLive services.  This benefit provides 24/7 access to a physician by phone.  MDLive physicians follow CDC guidelines with respect to persons exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

MD Live CoronaVirus Flyer - Eff 3-13-20.pdf (PDF)

MDLIVE Registration SISC.pptx (PPTX)

Reminders

·         $0 Flu Vaccines

o   Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Members - $0 flu shots are available at participating pharmacies. Members may call Navitus at 1-866-333-2757 for more information.

o   Kaiser Members - $0 Flu Shots are available in the lobby of most Kaiser facilities.

·         Virtual Health Care

o   Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members may access MDLive Virtual Urgent Care for $0. See the attached flyer for details.

o   Kaiser provides $0 telemedicine options. See the attached Northern and Southern California flyers for details.

Kaiser Telemedicine Southern CAL COVID-19.pdf (PDF)

Kaiser Telemedicine No CAL - COVID-19.pdf (PDF)

·         SISC EAP

o   Employees are likely dealing with a range of emotions during this time. The SISC EAP is here to help. (See the attached flyer for details.)

EAP Coronavirus Flyer.pdf (PDF)

A Message from Kaiser Permanente:

Kaiser Permanente’s National Benefit Policy has been updated to extend the $0 out of pocket cost for members’ treatment of COVID-19 through December 31, 2020 - See attached flyer

Kaiser Permanente Covid-19 Testing Information

Kaiser Permanente's Covid-19 information

Kaiser Permanente 4/22- Coronavirus | Protecting one another - Updates on masks, getting care, and more

Self-care apps, local facility updates, and more

Below is an update on Kaiser Permanente Southern California Facility Closures:

Temporary Kaiser Facility closures and consolidations during Covid-19

To make certain we can continue to provide the high-quality care our members need while also preparing for the oncoming increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 the following decisions have been made:

Member Out-Of-Pocket Costs Waived for Treatment of COVID-19 - Effective for admissions during 04/01 - 05/31/20

Telehealth

  • To allow our members to stay at home if they want, and to increase the number of patients we can treat, Kaiser Permanente is offering more video and phone visits to increase member access to ambulatory care. Allowing people to stay home and still get great care will also help address the community spread of COVID-19 and ease the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE)— masks, gowns, and gloves.
  • While our medical centers are open and operating and are safe places to be, these actions will help to support social distancing and crowd avoidance and prevent and slow the dissemination of COVID-19. 
  • We are proactively reaching out to members to make this option available to them for various appointments.
  • Our members continue to have a choice of phone, video or in-person visits and are encouraged to phone or email their doctor with any questions about their ongoing care needs.
  • Watch this: An Easy way to connect with your Kaiser Doctor through video appointments

Elective Surgeries and Procedures

  • To ensure we have capacity and equipment to care for the potential of more critically ill patients, Kaiser Permanente has started to postponing/rescheduling elective/non-urgent surgeries and procedures for the next few weeks.
  • Kaiser Permanente physicians are clinically evaluating all elective procedures scheduled for the next few weeks to determine those that can be safely postponed.
  • Each location is working to operationalize this approach, and some have already started to contact members affected by this decision to discuss options for rescheduling and to address questions.
  • Members do not need to contact Kaiser Permanente about their scheduled procedures as we will proactively reach out to those affected by this decision.
  • Members are also encouraged to phone or email their doctor with any questions about their ongoing care needs.

SCAL MARCH_16_COVID-19_Member_Emailing_by_Region.pdf (PDF)

Medical Plans

Effective 1/1/2020, we offer two HMOs and one PPO.

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO):

  • Kaiser Permanente (800-464-4000)
  • United Health Care (800-624-8822)

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO):

  • Anthem Blue Cross - SISC (800-825-5541)
  • SISC has partnered with Health Design Plus (HDP) to offer their Oncology Center of Excellence Program to help covered members navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment journey.  Please see below under Anthem Blue Cross for more details.

Waiving coverage?
Employees may waive coverage for a stipend (cash-in-lieu) if they are covered under a spouse or registered domestic partner. You must provide proof of spousal/partner coverage to your HR representative, by submitting a document on letterhead from the spouse/partner's employer stating current coverage dates and the health benefit plans you are covered under as a dependent. To waive your coverage, please complete the online form here.

Medical plan forms

Dental Plans

The district offers two dental plans, an HMO and a PPO. 

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO):

  • DeltaCare | (800-765-6003)

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO):

  • Delta Dental | (800-765-6003)

Vision Plan

The district offers one vision plan.

  • Vision Service Plan (800-877-7195)

Life Insurance

The district provides life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance through The Hartford. Additional/supplemental insurance can be purchased by the employee. 

  • The Hartford (800-289-9140)

Retirement

The district participates in and contributes to CalPERS, CalSTRS, Metlife (Social Security Alternative), depending on your employment type. Typically, certificated employees are members of CalSTRS, full-time classified employees are CalPERS, and part-time classified employees are Metlife. 

  • CalSTRS (800-228-5453)
    • District contributes 16.28% (2018-19), 18.15% (2019-20), and 19.10% (2020-21). Employee contribute 10.205% (PEPRA) or 10.25% (Classic)
  • CalPERS (888-225-7377)
    • District contributes 18.062%. Employee contributes 7.00%.
  • National Benefit Services (800-274-0503) - FICA Alternative Plan
    • District contributes 3.75%. Employee contributes 3.75%. 
  • Schools First FCU - 403b/ Roth 403b & 457
    • A Message from Schools First regarding online retirement accounts and setup, please click here.