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HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS

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All benefits will be effective on the first of the following month of date of hire.

Eligible dependents are defined by the plan as:

 

  1. Legal spouse or domestic partner
  2. Dependent children under 26 years of age
  3. Your unmarried children who are deemed disabled by their physician and approved by your carrier

 

Please allow approximately 2 weeks from the effective date of your benefits plan to receive your Blue Shield ID cards. They will be mailed to your home from the insurance carriers. Delta Dental and VSP vision do not issue ID cards.

There are a number of advantages to using the online applicant site. Some of these include:

You can call the District Benefits Specialist at (949) 582-4898

In general, you may only make changes to your benefits once a year during our Open Enrollment period in August for an effective date of October 1. However, the plan does allow for changes during the year if you experience a "qualifying event" as defined by the IRS. A request for change must be submitted within 30-days of the qualifying event; otherwise, you must wait until the next Open Enrollment period. Examples are:

  1. Marriage or divorce

  2. Birth, adoption, death
  3. Change in your spouse or domestic partner's employment that would affect coverage under the other employer's plan, such as gain or loss of coverage.

You can call Blue Shield customer service at 1-800-642-6155

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