Senior Benefits Analyst
|415.883.2211 ext. 8159
Fiscal Services Director
|415.883.2211 ext. 8160
|Fiscal Services Administration|
Health Plan Schedules of Benefits
Important Notice for Blue Shield Members
Blue Shield and Sutter Health Sign a New Two-year Contract
We are pleased to announce that Blue Shield and Sutter Health have signed a new two-year agreement effective February 1, 2015. This means that Sutter hospitals and doctors will continue to be participating providers in the Blue Shield network.
We apologize to our customers who experienced uncertainty or disruption of care due to the termination of our previous agreement with Sutter Health. Blue Shield negotiates with providers with the goal of obtaining rates that help us keep healthcare coverage affordable. While the specifics of the new contract are confidential, we are pleased to say that the existing legal rights of Blue Shield and our customers have been protected. The principles Blue Shield fought for in this negotiation with Sutter have been preserved.
Blue Shield will be issuing a press release today regarding this news. In addition, we will also be communicating this announcement to employer groups located in the Sutter Health regions (central and northern California) and to impacted Blue Shield members.
For more information, please visit our Sutter Health Information Web page to view a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as well as a copy of our Blue Shield letter announcing this news to members. If you have questions, please contact your account representative.
Important Notice for Kaiser Members
Chiropractic Care Benefit - New!
Beginning February 1, 2015 a chiropractic benefit has been added to both the Kaiser Traditional HMO and the Kaiser Deductible HMO plans.
Autism Services Amendment Added to Your Group Agreement
In October 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 946, which requires California health plans to cover “behavioral health treatment” for autism or pervasive developmental disorders when medically necessary. In response, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc .has added Senate Bill 946 amendments to their group health plans, effective July 1, 2012 and August 1, 2012, respectively.
Employee Benefit Plans
Updated information on Worker's Compensation Program:
- Worker's compensation third party administrator information
- Required forms to pre-designate a treating physician in the event of a work-related injury
- How to manage your dental plan online with Delta Dental’s easy to use tools and services
- Delta Dental Online Access
Benefit Enrollment Forms
SISC Enrollment Form (to be used for Blue SHield, Delta Dental and VSP Enrollment)
403(b) Retirement Plan
As an employee of Marin Community College District, we are pleased to inform you that you are eligible to participate in our 403(b) retirement plan. Our 403(b) plan allows you to contribute pre-tax dollars into an investment provider of your choice. Participation in the plan not only helps you prepare for a more financially secure future, it provides significant tax advantages today.
To learn more, order the booklet A Guide to Your California Retirement Benefits, available at no charge from our plan administrator, Tax Deferred Solutions (TDS), California’s largest independent provider of 403(b) and 457(b) plan administration services. In addition, you may also request a FREE estimate of your projected retirement benefits. Visit Tax Deferred Solutions (TDS) web site to request your FREE information.
For additional information about 403(b) vendors and the products they offer, please visit 403bCompare web site.
403(b) Plan Setup or Plan Change Instructions - including a link to the Salary Redirection Agreement form.
Important Notice regarding 403(b) Administration Fees
Healthcare Reform Information
Content Responsible: Peggy Isozaki, Director of Fiscal Services, 415.883.2211 ext. 8160
Technical Contact: Melinda Molloy, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of College Operations, 415.883.2211 ext. 8101