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Employee Benefits
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Comprehensive health care benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, help make the County of San Bernardino an employer of choice. The County strives to provide employees with security, flexibility, and convenience.

Your eligible dependents include:

  • Your legal spouse
  • State registered domestic partner
  • Your children up to age 26 OR 26 or more years old if they are incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of mental or physical disability and supported primarily by you
* Your children include: children born to you, legally adopted by you (including those children during any waiting period before the finalization of their adoption), your stepchildren, your registered Domestic Partner’s children, children for whom you are the legal guardian, and children you support as a result of a valid court order. Parents, grandparents, grandchildren, common-law spouses, divorced spouses, roommates, and relatives other than those listed above are not eligible.

There are many choices and options for each plan. As you review comparison charts and plan highlights, keep these important questions in mind:

  • What are my current benefits need(s)?
  • Are these needs different than they were in the past?
  • Do I anticipate new or different needs for the coming year?
  • How do these needs affect my current elections and the choices I will make?

Medical Plans

Refer to the Employee Benefits Guide for detailed plan information and comparison charts.

Kaiser Permanente (HMO) click [here] for plan information

The Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) is available only to employees and their eligible dependents living within the Kaiser Permanente zip code service areas of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Kern and Ventura Counties. Certain outlying zip codes within the County are not eligible for coverage through Kaiser Permanente.  Please contact Kaiser Permanente's member service number to verify that you are in an eligible service area. For detailed information refer to the Kaiser Permanente Evidence of Coverage (EOC).

Call Kaiser Permanente's member services, available seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at 1-800-464-4000, or go to Kaiser Permanente's web site at www.kp.org for more information.

Blue Shield Signature HMO click [here] for plan information

Blue Shield Signature HMO is a health maintenance organization (HMO) plan with a Point-of-Service (POS) provision. The HMO provision requires that the member selects a Primary Care Physician (PCP) from one of the Blue Shield Signature HMO Participating Physician Groups. The POS component gives you the option of seeking consultations and evaluations from any specialists within the Blue Shield Signature HMO network without a referral from your PCP. The HMO provision is referred to as Level 1 and the POS as Level 2. For detailed information refer to the Blue Shield Signature HMO Evidence of Coverage (EOC).

Call Blue Shield's member services at 1-800-642-6155 or go to Blue Shield's web site at www.blueshieldca.com for more information.

Blue Shield PPO click [here] for plan information

Blue Shield PPO is a preferred provider organization. A PPO is a medical plan that offers you a choice between an in-network group of providers who offer their services at discounted rates and out-of-network providers without discounted rates. For detailed information refer to the Blue Shield PPO Evidence of Coverage (EOC).

Call Blue Shield's member services at 1-800-642-6155 or go to the Blue Shield web site at www.blueshieldca.com for more information.


Dental Plans

Cigna Dental Care DHMO click [here] for plan information

Cigna Dental Care DHMO is a prepaid HMO-style dental plan that provides coverage through a network of contracted dental offices. For detailed information refer to the DHMO Evidence of Coverage CA or DHMO Evidence of Coverage AZ.

Call Cigna Dental Care DHMO at 1-800-238-5834 or visit their website www.cigna.com.

Cigna Dental DPPO click [here] for plan information

Cigna Dental DPPO allows you to choose to receive care from a network provider or from an out-of-network provider. It is your choice. You may change between in-network and out-of-network dentists anytime without notifying Cigna Dental DPPO in advance. With a network dentist, you pay a percent of the dentist’s discounted Cigna Dental DPPO rates. With an out-of-network dentist, you are subject to pay a higher percentage of Cigna Dental DPPO's maximum allowance, plus any additional cost charged by the provider. View tips on how to get the most out of your Cigna Dental DPPO plan. For detailed information refer to the Cigna Dental DPPO Evidence of Coverage (EOC).

Notice of Privacy Practices

Call Cigna Dental DPPO at 1-800-238-5834 or visit their website www.cigna.com for more information.


Vision

EyeMed Vision Care

The County of San Bernardino has contracted with EyeMed Vision Care to provide vision care benefits to its employees. EyeMed is one of the leading managed vision care organizations in the industry; with the largest network of independent providers and the right mix of in-network retail providers that offer the ultimate in choice, quality, value and service for over 39 million members.

Vision Plan Benefits:

Call EyeMed Vision Care at 1-877-406-4146 or visit their website www.eyemedvisioncare.com for more information.

For detailed information refer to the EyeMed Master Policy.


 

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