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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

The County of Santa Cruz offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their dependents.

 

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Member Education Bulletin

April Instructor-Led Classes

Planning Your Financial Future

Enhance your financial security by viewing our short video series Planning Your Financial Future and then using our Planning Your Financial Future Checklist


CalPERS Benefits Education Events

The CalPERS Benefits Education Events are coming to Olympic Valley and Riverside! Find full details including schedules by visiting the CalPERS Benefits Education Events page on our website. We look forward to seeing you there.


Upcoming Instructor-Led Classes

CalPERS is offering a variety of informative instructor-led classes throughout the state in April. Visit the CalPERS Member Education page to access detailed class descriptions and find answers to frequently asked questions. Log in to my|CalPERS to review the schedule and enroll in the class of your choice. Note: Various classes, including those listed below, are held regularly at our Regional Offices in Fresno, Glendale, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Jose, and Walnut Creek. Instructor-Led Classes in April

Instructor-Led Classes in April

Class Additional Locations
Planning Your Retirement Bakersfield, Bishop, El Monte, Hanford, Hemet, Independence, Lancaster, Merced, Norwalk, Novato, Redwood City, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Torrance, Van Nuys, Watsonville
Completing Your Retirement Application Gardena, Santa Barbara

Social Security & Your CalPERS Pension

Learn how your CalPERS pension may affect your Social Security benefit.


Videos

Visit the CalPERSNetwork to view past web events and educational videos on retirement, health benefits, pensions and investments, and more.


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List of Physicians for Dignity Health Medical Network (aka: PMG) and PAMF

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Don’t Forget to use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds!

 

Tips to avoid losing your funds

Log in to the PayFlex member website at https://www.mypayflex.com/SignIn/SignIn/Index/Member then:

  • Check your account balance on My Dashboard.
  • Click on the Financial Center, select your FSA from the drop down menu. Here you can view your claim filing deadline and number of days left to spend your FSA dollars.
  • View a list of common eligible expense items under Quick Links to decide how to spend your remaining funds.
  • On the new user friendly PayFlex Website, submit your eligible claims before the annual PayFlex filing deadline of March 31st. You can also do this through the PayFlex Mobile® app, complete a paper claim form and fax, or mail it directly to PayFlex.

Questions?

Visit your PayFlex member website, and click Contact Us. PayFlex is available to help
Monday – Friday,7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT.

 
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Notes on re-enrolling into County Medical Coverage

Employees who opted-out of medical coverage during Open Enrollment for the 2018 Plan Year (September 11, 2017 – October 6, 2017). If you need to re-enroll into County medical coverage in the future due to loss of coverage or any other qualifying life event, you will need to submit the following documents to the Benefits Division within the Personnel Department:

  • HBD12
  • Proof of loss of alternate coverage 

**Please Note:   If you were enrolled in H-Care prior to opting out of County medical coverage, you will need to submit a new H-Care form to re-enroll in this program as well.

If you have any questions or need to submit enrollment forms, you can contact the Benefits Office Hotline at
(831) 454-2241, the Personnel Fax line at (831) 454-2245, or the Benefits Office Email at benefits.questions@santacruzcounty.us.

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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) REPORTING

Pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) employers are required to take the following actions related to healthcare coverage:

  • Issue employees proof of coverage statements (1095-C).
  • Submit required reporting to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about the coverage offered to employees.

The attached document contains frequently asked questions and answers about the 1095-C to provide a better understanding of the form and what to do when you receive one.

 

Contact Us

Benefits Unit
701 Ocean Street, Room 510
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
 
FAX: 831-454-2245
Benefits Hotline:  831-454-2241
Benefits Questions: email link

D-CARE

Dependent Care

H-CARE

Health Care Flexible Spending Account

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