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Santa Monica Community College District - 2017 Open Enrollment

September 12, 2016 - October 7, 2016

Santa Monica Community College District 2017 Open Enrollment begins Monday, September 12, 2016 for the following employee groups:

Academic Administrators ​Board of Trustees ​Classified Employees
​Classified Managers Confidential Employees ​Full-time Faculty
​Personnel Commissioners ​Police Officers ​Project Managers

During Open Enrollment you may enroll, change, add or remove eligible dependents from your health benefits for the 2017 plan year. All changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2017. The deadline to make changes to your health benefits is Friday, October 7, 2016.

If you do not wish to make changes to your current health benefits (medical, dental, and/or vision), there is no action to complete. Your current plan elections will remain intact for the 2017 Plan Year.

2017 BENEFITS CHANGES AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

CalPERS MEDICAL PLAN:

2017 PLAN CHANGES

  • BlueShield NetValue HMO will no longer be a plan option effective January 1, 2017. Employees enrolled in the NetValue plan will automatically be enrolled in BlueShield Access+, unless a different plan election is made during the open enrollment period.

  • OptumRX will replace CVS Caremark for prescription drug coverage effective January 1, 2017 for the CalPERS PPO Plans and HMO plans, except for BlueShield and Kaiser plans.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 PREMIUM RATES

Employees who enroll in PERSCare must pay the difference between PERSCare and the second highest CalPERS Medical Plan. The second highest CalPERS Medical Plan for 2017 is Anthem Blue Cross Traditional HMO.

2017 PERSCare PPO Plan

EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES​

COVERAGE

LEVEL

2016 TENTHLY

PAYROLL DEDUCTION

2017 TENTHLY

PAYROLL DEDUCTION

​Single ​$67.52 $2.63
​Two Party $135.04 ​​$5.25
​Family ​$175.57 ​​$6.84

Health premium contributions are deducted on a pre-tax basis. This means premium contributions are deducted from your paycheck prior to federal and state tax withholdings, thus reducing your taxable income. Employees may waive the pre-tax option by completing the PRE-TAX HEALTH PREMIUM WAIVER FORM.

 

DENTAL PLANS:

No changes to Delta Dental PPO and HMO Plans for 2017 Plan Year.

  

VISION PLAN:

​No changes to the Vision Service Plan (VSP) for 2017 Plan Year.

 

CASH-IN-LIEU PROGRAM: (CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES, FULL-TIME FACULTY, & POLICE OFFICERS ONLY)

Under the contract provisions for the District-CSEA, District-SMCFA, and District-SMCPOA, Classified Employees, Full-time Faculty, and Police Officers who have non-District medical coverage may opt-out of the District's medical plans and receive a cash-in lieu benefit amount up to $2,000 per year. Classified Employees, Full-time Faculty, and Police Officers who are currently participating in the Cash-in Lieu Program will need to renew their declination during open enrollment.

To enroll/renew in the Cash-in-Lieu Program, employees will need to complete the SMC Open Enrollment form and provide proof of continuing health coverage (i.e. copy of medical plan card). For more information, see the contract provisions below: 

Classified Employees: District-CSEA CBA Article 12.13
Full-time Faculty: ​​District-SMCFA CBA Article 10.1.1
Police Officers: ​​District-SMCPOA Article 12.12

 

SECTION 125 FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS: (COLONIAL LIFE/ AMERIFLEX)

Open Enrollment for the Section 125-Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) will be held between the period of September 6, 2016 - October 21, 2016.

The plan administrator has changed to Colonial Life/Ameriflex effective January 1, 2017

FSAs allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for out-of-pocket medical expenses and/or dependent care cost into a Health Care FSA and/or Dependent Day Care FSA. 

2017 FSA PLAN MAXIMUM
Health Care FSA ​​Dependent Day Care FSA
$2,550 $5,000
Employees who wish to enroll in a FSA or continue for the 2017 plan year will need to meet with a Colonial Life/Ameriflex representative. Also, Colonial Life offers voluntary benefits for purchase. Representatives will be on campus
 
CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.

IMPORTANT: Employees who are enrolled in a 2016 Health Care FSA account must submit all medical expenses to American Fidelity by December 31, 2016 for reimbursement. Unused funds up to $500 will carryover into the 2017 plan year with the new plan administrator.

 

 

PLAN INFORMATION 

CalPERS MEDICAL PLANS
Plan Resources: 2017 CalPERS Health Benefits Summary CalPERS Health Program Guide

Plan Websites:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield​
OptumRX Health Net of California
Kaiser Permanente PERS Care, PERS Choice, PERS Select
United HealthCare

 

DENTAL PLANS
Plan Resources:
Delta Care USA HMO Plan Highlights Delta Dental PPO Plan Highlights
Plan Website: Delta Dental Of California​

 

​VISION PLAN ​
​Plan Resource: VSP Benefit Plan Highlights
Plan Website: Vision Service Plan​

 

​ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS:
Spouse
​Registered Domestic Partner
​Children up to age 26 (natural, adopted, domestic partner's, or step)
​Children, up to age 26, if the employee has assumed a parent-child relationship and is considered the primary care parent
​Certified disabled dependent children age 26 and older
All Dependents enrolled in District-sponsored insurance are subject to verification of eligibility.

 

HOW TO ENROLL OR MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR BENEFITS

STEP 1:

Complete the SMC Open Enrollment Form

STEP 2:

Complete Health Plan Enrollment Form(s)

STEP 3:

If you are adding dependent(s), you must provide proof of dependent eligibility (i.e. birth certificate, marriage license, certification of domestic partnership, etc.)

STEP 4:

Return the original enrollment forms and supporting documentation (if applicable) to the Office of Human Resources. DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016

 
FORMS
SMC Open Enrollment Form
CalPERS Medical Enrollment Form
Delta Dental Enrollment Form
Vision Service Plan Enrollment Form
 
For additional information or if you have questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources:
Heather Memarian, Employee Benefits Coordinator – 310-434-4205 / memarian_heather@smc.edu
Alysha LaScalza, Employee Benefits Specialist - 310-434-4523 / lascalza_alysha@smc.edu
Lugina Rogers, HR Analyst, Leaves & Benefits - 310-434-4060 / rogers_lugina@smc.edu 
 
Revised as of 09/27/16