Human Resources Benefits Overview
Anthem Blue Cross
Under the Prudent Incentive Plan, you may choose your own physician, or a Prudent Buyer Physician each time you receive care. A non-Prudent Buyer Physician will be paid at 80/100% of eligible charges according to customary and reasonable rates. A Prudent Buyer Physician will be paid based on Blue Cross negotiated rate at 90%. Therefore your out-of-pocket cost will be lower when you use a Prudent Buyer Provider.
Anthem Blue Cross CaliforniaCare
Anthem Blue Cross is Federally Qualified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) which provides services through a network of existing medical groups. Members select a (PCP) medical group which becomes the center of all their health care needs.
Kaiser Foundation Plan is Federally Qualified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) which arranges for medical and hospital care to be provided at their Kaiser Permanente facilities. Members may use any one of their medical offices and hospitals when care is required.
Delta pays 70% of the approved fees for covered diagnostic, preventive, basic, cast and crown benefits during the first year you are eligible. This percentage will increase 10% each year (to a maximum of 100%) for each enrollee, provided that person visits the dentist at least once during the year.
Medical Eye Service
Employees with Blue Cross or Cash In Lieu: Comprehensive examination in any 24 consecutive months, one follow-up examination at 12 month interval, one pair of lenses and frames or contact lenses every 24 consecutive months.
Employees with Kaiser or CaliforniaCare: One pair of lenses and frames or contact lenses every 24 consecutive months.
Group Life Insurance Benefits for eligible employees of $50,000 and $1,500 for eligible dependents.
Employee Assistance Program
Center for Adult Development
Maximum of three free consultations per year for employees who are experiencing a personal problem which may potentially affect day-to-day functioning at home or at work.
Your Group Plan provides a Monthly Income Benefit if you are totally disabled and under the regular care of a licensed physician as a result of an accident or sickness, occurring on or off the job.
IRC Section 125
800-950-0105 (8 a.m. to 7p.m. Central Time)
A cafeteria plan allows pre-tax moeny to pay for qualified medical and dental expenses and child care.
STRS – State Teachers’ Retirement System
Membership in the CalSTRS DisabilityBenefit Program includes all employees in California public schools from kindergarten through community college, in positions performing creditable service under the Program. Your own contribution is 8.15% effective July 1, 2014.
CalPERS – California Public Employees’ Retirement System
School members are those employees in non-teaching positions within the jurisdiction of a school employer. Your own contribution is 7%.
APPLE – Accumulation Program for Part-time and Limited-service Employees
This Plan was enacted in response to federal legislation, which requires state and local government agencies to cover employees under a retirement plan or under Social Security.
Pasadena Schools Federal Credit Union
Staff and faculty members (along with their immediate family members) are eligible to become members.
Schools First Credit Union
Contact Adam Koyanagi (extension 8673) for information or set up. OCTFCU is the administrator for 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plans, 403(b) TSA plans, and Roth 403(b)plans.
Additional Benefic Options
Contact the Benefits Technician