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Fringe Benefits

The Lawndale Elementary School District provides fringe benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance to eligible employees. For enrollment forms and explanation of benefits, click the plan name.

Employees will have the opportunity to make changes to their coverage during open enrollment. Open enrollment begins late October through mid-November of each year. Changes are effective January 1st. 

Each plan also has additional resources available to subscribers.

Covid-19 additional resources

To keep you informed, UHC has put together flyers to help members understand how to cope with COVID-19. Links are below:

There have been changes announced for MDLive and Kaiser Telemedicine due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Attached are flyers that announce the changes and below a few reminders from the carriers:

·         SISC MDLive - $0 Copays

o   In light of the COVID-19 situation, effective March 13, 2020, SISC is implementing $0 copays on MDLive services.  This benefit provides 24/7 access to a physician by phone.  MDLive physicians follow CDC guidelines with respect to persons exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

MD Live CoronaVirus Flyer - Eff 3-13-20.pdf (PDF)

MDLIVE Registration SISC.pptx (PPTX)

Reminders

·         $0 Flu Vaccines

o   Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Members - $0 flu shots are available at participating pharmacies. Members may call Navitus at 1-866-333-2757 for more information.

                       o   Please click the links below for more information and dates of when the Kaiser Drive-thru &                                     Walk-up clinic will be available to you!

                           Walk-in flu shots are available!

           Flu Information  ---  3 Ways to Fight the Flu  ---  2020/21 Drive-thru/Walk-up Clinic for Flu Shots

 

·         Virtual Health Care

o   Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members may access MDLive Virtual Urgent Care for $0. See the attached flyer for details.

o   Kaiser provides $0 telemedicine options. See the attached Northern and Southern California flyers for details.

Kaiser Telemedicine Southern CAL COVID-19.pdf (PDF)

Kaiser Telemedicine - Skip the trip SCAL_2020 Virtual Visit FINAL (1).pdf (PDF)

·         SISC EAP

o   Employees are likely dealing with a range of emotions during this time. The SISC EAP is here to help. (See the attached flyer for details.)

EAP Coronavirus Flyer.pdf (PDF)

A Message from Kaiser Permanente:

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has defined childcare and education workers as those who are at risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 through their work in any role in the following childcare and education settings:

·       All formal and informal childcare workers, including day care providers

·       All staff in colleges, universities, junior colleges, community colleges, and other postsecondary education facilities

·       All staff in educational support services and administration

·       All staff in Pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools

·       All staff in technical and trade schools

·       Any other workers involved in child and/or student care, including school bus drivers and monitors, crosswalk guards, etc. 

Employees who are eligible can get the vaccine from any provider that has been approved as a COVID-19 vaccine distributor by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

How to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination

In order to properly screen and physically distance people, we are providing the vaccine by appointment only.

Childcare and education workers should:

·       Southern California: Visit kp.org/covidvaccine to check appointment availability and follow instructions to book an appointment. Some eligible education workers will be provided a unique, individual code from their employer. This code can be used to request an appointment but is not required. Individuals who don’t have access to kp.org may call 1-833-KP4-CARE or 1-833-574-2273 for assistance.

·       Northern California: Visit kp.org/covidvaccine to check appointment availability and follow instructions to book an appointment. If we do not have enough information, individuals may be asked to complete an e-visit and will be sent a booking link. Individuals who don’t have access to kp.org may call 1-866-454-8855 for assistance.

Please note that we are currently experiencing high call volumes and you may experience longer than normal wait times. Appointments will be scheduled as supply allows.

Proof of eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Childcare and education workers who are receiving the vaccine due to their employment status may be required to bring one of the following documents and a photo ID to their appointment:

·       Employee ID badge with photo; or

·       Professional license or certificate; or

·       Signed letter from employer on a letterhead; or

·       Payment stub or timesheet

Childcare and education workers may also be asked for their company name and role at work.

Answers to your COVID-19 vaccine questions

Visit kp.org/covidvaccine to find the latest information on who we’re vaccinating now, when you’ll be able to get the vaccine, and our total vaccination progress across California.

You can also view additional information, including state eligibility guidelines, at COVID-19 — What employers need to know.

Stay hopeful, stay safe

It will likely take several months to achieve widespread vaccination. Please continue to protect yourself and your loved ones — wear a mask, wash your hands, and physically distance. Thank you for your patience and persistence. Together, we’ll continue to keep your workforce — and our communities — healthy and strong.

To make certain we can continue to provide the high-quality care our members need while also preparing for the oncoming increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 the following decisions have been made:

With gym closures and physical distancing, it can be a challenge for your members to stay physically and mentally healthy right now. That’s why we teamed up with fitness industry leader ClassPass to make it easier for your employees to exercise from the comfort of their homes.

With ClassPass, Kaiser Permanente members can get:

• Online video workouts at no cost — 4,000+ on-demand fitness classes, including cardio, dance, meditation, and more.

• Discounts on livestream fitness classes — Real-time online classes, like bootcamp, yoga, and Pilates, from top gyms and fitness studios.

Please see the attached flyer for more information on this new member perk that goes into effective immediately and extends through December 31, 2021.

CLASSPASS Flyer

Medical Plans

LESD offers two HMOs and one PPO.

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO):

  • Kaiser Permanente (800-464-4000)
  • United Health Care (800-624-8822)

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO):

  • Anthem Blue Cross - SISC (800-825-5541)
  • SISC has partnered with Health Design Plus (HDP) to offer their Oncology Center of Excellence Program to help covered members navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment journey.  Please see below under Anthem Blue Cross for more details.

Waiving coverage?
Employees may waive coverage for a stipend (cash-in-lieu) if they are covered under a spouse or registered domestic partner. You must provide proof of spousal/partner coverage to your HR representative, by submitting a document on letterhead from the spouse/partner's employer stating current coverage dates and the health benefit plans you are covered under as a dependent. To waive your coverage, please complete the online form here.

Medical plan forms

Dental Plans

The district offers two dental plans, an HMO and a PPO. 

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO):

  • DeltaCare | (800-765-6003)

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO):

  • Delta Dental | (800-765-6003)

Vision Plan

The district offers one vision plan.

  • Vision Service Plan (800-877-7195)

Life Insurance

The district provides life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance through The Hartford. Additional/supplemental insurance can be purchased by the employee. 

  • The Hartford (800-289-9140)

Retirement

The district participates in and contributes to CalPERS, CalSTRS, Metlife (Social Security Alternative), depending on your employment type. Typically, certificated employees are members of CalSTRS, full-time classified employees are CalPERS, and part-time classified employees are Metlife. 

  • CalSTRS (800-228-5453)
    • District contributes 16.28% (2018-19), 18.15% (2019-20), and 19.10% (2020-21). Employee contribute 10.205% (PEPRA) or 10.25% (Classic)
  • CalPERS (888-225-7377)
    • District contributes 18.062%. Employee contributes 7.00%.
  • National Benefit Services (800-274-0503) - FICA Alternative Plan
    • District contributes 3.75%. Employee contributes 3.75%. 
  • Schools First FCU - 403b/ Roth 403b & 457
    • A Message from Schools First regarding online retirement accounts and setup, please click here.