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​​​​​​​Santa Monica Community College District

​2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT

September 11, 2017 - October 6, 2017

 

The 2018 Open Enrollment begins Monday, September 11, 2017 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 2018 plan year. All changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2018. The deadline to make changes to your health benefits is Friday, October 6, 2017.

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 2018 Plan Year.

2018 BENEFIT PLANS INFORMATION






​CalPERS MEDICAL PLAN:​​​​​​​​​

​​There are NO CHANGES to the CalPERS Health Plans for the 2018 Plan Year.
     
​​There are NO CONTRIBUTIONS to the CalPERS PERSCare PPO Plan for 2018.
 ​​​​​2018 PERSCare PPO PLAN
​EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES​
COVERAGE
LEVEL
​2017 TENTHLY 
PAYROLL DEDUCTION
2018 TENTHLY 
PAYROLL DEDUCTION
​Single​$2.63​$0.00
​Two Party​$5.25​​$0.00​
​Family​$6.84​​$0.00
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 PREMIUM RATES
The premiums for all other District offered CalPERS medical plans are 100% District paid.   ​
PLAN RESOURCE:2018 C​alPERS Health Benefits SummaryCalPERS Health Pr​ogram Guide​


​​​​PLAN WEBSITES:
Anthem Blue Cross HMOKaiser Permanente HMO​​​
Blue Shield HMO​United Healthcare HMO​​
​​Health Net of California HMO​​​Optum RX Prescription Drug​
​​​PERSCare, PERSChoice, PERS Select PPO​​​

 

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DENTAL PLANS:​​​

​​There are NO CHANGES to Delta Dental PPO and HMO Plans for the 2018 Plan Year.

PLAN RESOURCE:Delta Dental PPO Plan HighlightsDelta Care USA HMO Highligths
PLAN WEBSITE:Delta Dental of California​

  

​​​​
VISION PLAN:​​​

​​There are NO CHANGES to the Vision Service Plan (VSP) for the 2018 Plan Year.

PLAN RESOURCE:​​VSP Benefit Plan Highlights
​PLAN WEBSITE:Vision Service Plan​​

 

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​​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 medica​l plan card). For more information, see the contract provisions below: ​
​CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES:​ Distri​ct-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, 2017 - September 28, 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. 

2018 FSA PLAN MAXIMUM​
​Health Care FSA ​​Dependent Day Care FSA
$2,600 $5,000
​​

Employees who wish to enroll in a FSA or continue for the 2018 plan year will need to meet with a Colonial Life/Ameriflex representative​. Also, Colonial Life offers voluntary benefits for purchase. Representatives will be on campusCLICK HERE for dates and times.

​​​CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.  

IMPORTANT: Employees who are enrolled in a 2017 FSA account must submit all expenses to AmeriFlex by no later than March 31, 2018 for reimbursement. Unused funds up to $500 will carryover into the 2018 plan year.​​


 
​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:​

​S​​​TEP 1:​​​​​​

​​​Complete the SMC Open Enrollment Form

​​S​TEP 2:

​​Complete Health Plan Enrollment Form(s)

​​​​S​TEP​ 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 enrollment forms and supporting documentation (if applicable) to the Office of Human Resources. DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

 
​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 09/13/17​​
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