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Start here on this site for important benefits information updated frequently. For 24-hour access to additional benefit resources such as detailed benefits plan summaries and more, please visit the links below for Active or Retired employees:

  • If you are an active employee, click here if you want to view or download resources.
  • If you are a retired employee click here if you want to want to view or download resources related to your retirement status with Peralta.

 

Recent Newsletters and Updates

Open enrollment for part-time hourly faculty will begin on Monday, February 1, 2015 and end on Monday, March 2, 2015 for coverage March 1 – August 2015.

  • New for this open enrollment period: Online medical and dental plan enrollment-no more paper enrollment! Before you enroll,
    • First download
    • Once you have the documents at your fingertips, then the enrollment process should go smoothly. Second, click here to enroll through the secure website www.benefitbridge.com/peralta.
      • Helpful answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ’s):
        • FAQ 1: Which web browser should I use?
          • BenefitsBridge works best in Internet Explorer browser.
        • FAQ 2: I have logged in to BenefitsBridge but I am unable to upload the required forms. Will you accept the paper versions of the required forms?
          • Yes, the Benefits Office will accept your completed Eligibility Affidavit, Enrollment Acknowledgement, and copy of the Term Workload from PROMT
        • FAQ 3: Since the Benefits Office will accept forms, how and where should the form be sent?
          • Email to benefits@peralta.edu
          • Mail to PCCD Benefits Office, 333 East 8th Street,  Oakland, CA  94606
          • Deliver in person during normal business hours 8:30am – 4:45pm
        • FAQ 4: I am currently on benefits and am eligible to re-enroll. How will I know that my enrollment is complete so that there is no lapse in coverage?(See FAQs 2, & 3)
          • You will know that your enrollment is complete if you do 2 things:
            1. Enroll in BenefitsBridge
            2. Deliver supporting documents by Monday March 2, 2015  (via upload to BenefitsBridge,  or methods noted in FAQ 3)
        • FAQ 5: Will the Benefits Office provide on-site assistance and workshops again?
          • Yes, we are offering 3 hands-on workshops, no appointment is necessary.
            • Thursday, 2/19;  3pm -4pm
            • Friday, 2/20; 3pm – 4pm
            • Wednesday;  2/25 9am – 10am

Click here to download your personal copy of the Spring 2015 Open Enrollment Announcement for Part Time Hourly Faculty (mail date 1/30/15) Plan information and descriptions can be found in this document.

 New Employee Benefits Orientation and Retirement Schedule through June 2015

 

Attention current and former members of our self-funded plan (CoreSource & Anthem Blue Cross).

Read the update below regarding the recent cyber attack on Anthem Blue Cross.

It has come to our attention that Members of our self-funded plan may have been impacted by a recent cyber-attack and phishing scam.

Anthem Blue Cross has issued the following statement regarding the cyber attack: 

February 6, 2015Members who may have been impacted by the cyber attack against us should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former members.  These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from our company and the emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. Our company DID NOT send these emails.
  • DO NOT click on any links in email.
  • DO NOT reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.
  • DO NOT supply any information on the website that may open, if you clicked on a link in email.
  • DO NOT open any attachments that arrive with email.

We are not calling members regarding the cyber attack and are not asking for credit card information or social security numbers over the phone.

This outreach is from scam artists who are trying to trick consumers into sharing personal data. There is no indication that the scam email campaigns are being conducted by those that committed the cyber attack, or that the information accessed in the attack is being used by the scammers.

Our Company will contact current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service about the cyber attack with specific information on how to enroll in credit monitoring. Affected members will receive free credit monitoring and ID protection services. 

For more guidance on recognizing scam email, please visit the FTC Website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing.

We have created a dedicated website (www.AnthemFacts.com) where everyone can access information such as frequently asked questions and answers.

 CoreSource has issued the following statement today (February 6, 2015) regarding the cyber attack:

 Anthem will contact current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service about the cyber-attack with specific information on how to enroll in credit monitoring. Affected members will receive free credit monitoring and ID protection services. 

Peralta Benefits Everyone Newsletter December 19, 2014 

  • Customer Service Telephone Numbers
  • New 403(b)Plan and 457(b) Plan Contribution Plan Limits for 2015
  • Teachers Pension returns to provide Dinner Seminar January 15, 2015 to assist with financial planning:  Click Here to Register Online

New Employee Benefits Orientatio and Retirement Schedule through June 2015 Peralta Benefits Everyone (December 2014)Peralta Benefits Everyone (October/November 2014)Peralta Benefits Everyone Newsletter (August/September 2014)  New Employee Benefits Orientation and Retirement Schedule through June 2015 July—December 2014Peralta Benefits Everyone Newsletter (May/June/July 2014)Peralta Benefits Everyone – Open Enrollment Edition (April 28, 2014)

Medicare Parts A and B Premium Reimbursement Plan Document

2014 Medicare A and B Premium Claim Form

PCCD Kaiser Medical Expense Reimbursement Form  and Kaiser Reimbursement Plan Reminder 2014

2013-2015 Rate Matrix for Peralta Medical and Dental Group Insurance Plans

 

 Tax-deferred 403(b) & 457 Plan – 2014 Updates

New Limits

2015 Calendar year contribution limits to each plan, the  403(b) and the 457(b)  plan are have increased to $18,000. Other limits may apply. Check with your financial planner or tax consultant for limits appropriate to your circumstances.

New Website 

MidAmerica is the tax-deferred plan administrator for the tax-deferred plan employee contributions since 2011 and has launched a new website for your use.

http://www.spokeskids.com/PeraltaCCD/

 You are encouraged to use this website to get current information on:

  • vendor choices (where do you want to invest?)
  • forms routing (where do you send your salary reduction agreement forms for processing?)
  • acquiring signatures on your transactions (how do you obtain a district signature on loan and/or distribution forms?)

 (Effective December 1, 2011, MidAmerica Administrative & Retirement Solutions, Inc. (MidAmerica)  became our third-party administrator for the Peralta tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 plans. Voluntary deferrals, distribution, loan, transfer & exchange approvals are now being handled through MidAmerica.)

  1. Salary Reduction Agreements (SRA’s) to affect a change to your enrollment in either the 403(b) or 457 Plan are  due by the end of the month to effect the following month’s tax deferrals. So, to effect the January 31, payroll. Salary Reduction Agreement Forms are due to MidAmerica by December 31, 2011. Routing instructions are on the SRA form.
  2. Distribution/loan requests and rollover forms requiring District authorization should now be directed to Mid America with the Transaction Routing Form noted below:
  3. 403(b)  & 457 Transaction Routing Form
    • US Mail: 402 South Kentucky Avenue, Suite 500; Lakeland, FL 33801
    • Fax: 877 513 2272
    • Phone: 866 873 4240
    • Weblink: www.midamerica.biz
  4. Contact your personal financial planner or tax advisor for counselling or you may also contact ZUK Financial Services at (800) 660-6291 extension 105.
  • MidAmerica is the current vendor of the Accumulation Program for-Part Time and Limited-Service Employees  (APPLE) Plan. For concerns regarding the APPLE contributions, contact MidAmerica at 800 430 7999.

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