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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

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

 

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BENEFITS FLASH

Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross have reached an agreement! The County received this message from Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross.

We are pleased that Dignity Health and Dignity Health Medical Foundation have renewed our California provider agreements for Anthem Blue Cross members. This renewal agreement will allow Dignity Health providers to continue delivering the quality of care our patients expect and deserve. All scheduled services for Anthem Blue Cross members may continue without disruption.

As part of our agreements, Dignity Health’s Medical Foundation entities and its Clinically Integrated Network physicians will partner with Anthem to expand our approach to value-based care. The Enhanced Personal Healthcare program supports better coordination of care for patients while improving efficiencies and the patient experience. The program focuses on quality improvement and preventive care that can lead to better health outcomes and lower costs.

We look forward to continuing to provide quality health care for our Anthem Blue Cross members in our communities.

The Benefits Team has appreciated the patience of our County employees during this strained negotiating period.

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Summary of 2019 PPO Plan Designs

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New Member Letters

Letters are being sent to members who will be impacted by health plan changes for 2019. This is a new step we’re taking this year to improve communication and awareness. The letters include specifics on what changes are taking place for several plans so members can prepare in advance of Open Enrollment. The letters were mailed the week of July 16, and reminder letters were mailed on August 13.

Open Enrollment Goes Mobile

New and exciting this year is the ability for members to get health plan information on their smart phone or other mobile devices. Members remind us often that they always have access to their smartphones, and if they want to look up health information, they don’t want to wait until they can access a computer. This year, we encourage members to access their my|CalPERS account and discover Open Enrollment information on their mobile device at mobile.my.calpers.ca.gov. Members can review their Health Plan Summary and utilize the Find a Medical Plan tool. The mobile experience will go live on August 27 when Open Enrollment information is available, and members can use their my|CalPERS login to securely discover their options.

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

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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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