The County of Santa Cruz offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their dependents. Browse our plan rates, plan highlights and make sure to follow our Beneficial Information slide show which features important information, updates and current events.

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2021 Pay Period 25 Announcements

If you changed your Health Plan for 2021:

  • Your 2021 Health Plan is now reflected in your CalPERS account under "myCalPERS".
  • To view the Health Plan and your dependents enrolled for 2021, log in/register in myCalPERS account at www.calpers.ca.gov.
  • Health Plans have started to mail your new insurance cards.
  • Your new health plan rates will be reflected on your 12/4/2020 earnings statement (paycheck).
Don't Lose your PayFlex Funds!
To Employees who participated in the 2020 Plan Year PayFlex Flexible Spending Account (FSA):

CalPERS Basic Pharmacy Benefits 2021

90-Day Supply Fills at Retail Pharmacies

Effective January 1, 2021, Basic members will have greater access to 90-day supplies of maintenance medications at retail pharmacies. Major pharmacy chains, including CVS, Rite Aid, Safeway, Costco and others which were previously limited to a 30-day supply, will now be able to fill 90-days of maintenance medications.

  • Will I be able to get my maintenance medications at any pharmacy?
  • How will I know if my pharmacy can fill 90 days of my maintenance medication(s)?
  • Can I continue to fill 30 days of my maintenance medication?
  • What is the copay for 90-day supplies of maintenance medications?
  • Will I still get the 90-day supply for two 30-day copays?
Watsonville Mental Health and Wellness
You have many convenient ways to get care by phone, online, or in person.
Coping with COVID-19
What you need to know
This is a great time to take advantage of using your health plan from the confines of your own home. Explore the available resources for your particular health plan.
Virtual Care
Doctors are available 24/7 and offer care for common health conditions including the flu, a cold, infections and rashes, and can:
  • Assess the members condition.
  • Give medical advice.
  • Send a prescription to the pharmacy elected by the member, if needed.
Planning a Vacation?
Dependents Moving Out?
Does Your Medical Plan Offer
Coverage Away From Home?
Benefits Hotline: 831-454-2241

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