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Peralta Benefits Everyone

Download your personal copy of the latest Peralta Benefits Everyone – Benefits of Belonging, June 23, 2016

Inside this issue you will find information about:

  • Upcoming your personal Fiscal Fitness Lunch and Learns – July 12 and 13
  • Peralta Gives Campaign -Pledge now-visit the Peralta Foundation website to make your pledge
  • Enjoy the Broadway Play, The Gathering  @ the Live Oak Theatre, receive a 20% discount; use promocode: Peralta
  • Benefits of union membership & other information on discounts available through your affiliation with Peralta
  • New health & wellness self-service tools through our new benefits consultant, Alliant Insurance Services:
  • Upcoming deadline June 30, 2016 – Submit your Kaiser Prescription Reimbursement Form for processing (link to form is at the bottom of this page).
  • Join us for the Peralta Day at Waterworld-buy your tickets by July 6, bring your family and friends. The event is open to all.

Peralta Summer Fun Day

Purchase tickets now online at 


Click here (or the image below) to print a Waterworld Fundraiser Flier registration form.

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 Open Enrollment 2016

Peralta Benefits Everyone, Wellness Begins With You!

Peralta Community College District benefits are designed to meet the changing needs of your life.

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We are pleased to announce that there will be no plan design changes to our benefit plans. Even though our plans remain the same,

you may have different needs than last year.

View the 2016-2017 Peralta CCD Benefits Guide for plan information and resources; rates are noted on pages 22 and 23.


FAQ 7: Can I buy additional life insurance through the District to supplement District-paid insurance without a statement of health?

Current District-paid insurance provides 150% of your annual salary to a maximum of $100k

Now is the time to consider increasing your voluntary life insurance through CIGNA (Click here to download the Cigna open enrollment flyer)




Click here to apply for additional insurance and to review current rates effective 7/1/2016

Click here to navigate to a copy of our policy



Voluntary Term Life Insurance (Forms & Documents)


Whether or not you are currently covered, you can increase or enroll in coverage amounts according to guarantee issue plan provisions in our policy Amendment (July 1, 2014) during open enrollment.


FAQ 6:  Even though I may not make plan changes now, when can I make them later?

If you missed the annual Open Enrollment window, you retain the opportunity to change enrollment in benefit plans affected by life event changes, which qualify as an official change in status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Examples of some qualifying events include but are not limited to the following:

        1. Change in marital status
        2. Change in number of dependents
        3. Change in employment status of the employee’s spouse or employee’s dependent
        4. Dependent satisfies or ceases to satisfy eligibility requirements

FAQ 5: What is the Benefits Fair schedule? Who is coming?

Come to 2016 open enrollment benefits fair-We have invited the following guests to field your questions

  • Kaiser
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Delta Dental
  • Caremark
  • CoreSource
  • United Health Care (dental and vision)
  • Managed Health Care Network, provider of Employee Assistance Services
  • Costco
  • ZUK Financial Planning Services
  • CIGNA (Voluntary Life Insurance)
  • Other invited guests for voluntary benefits: Colonial, Pre-paid Legal, & JFK University
 Click here for the schedule

Shedule OE

FAQ 4: How do I make changes to medical and/or dental plan enrollment-How do I switch plans? By when?

  • If you are making plan changes, take action by May 31, 2016.


  1. Go to
  2. Access the Enrollment via the Make Changes to My Enrollment button
  3. Need Help? Contact BenefitBridge Support: 800.814.1862; Mon.-Fri., 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (PST)


  1. Download the Universal Benefit Enrollment Form and return it to the Benefits Office by May 31, 2016.

FAQ 3:  What do I do if am satisfied with my current enrollment. Do I have to take any action? Do I have to do anything? What if I do nothing?

  • If you are not making any enrollment changes congratulations – you’re done with Open Enrollment! No action is necessary to continue your current benefit choices. Come to the Fair anyway.

 FAQ 2:  What’s new for this open enrollment:

 FAQ 1:  Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity for full-time and contract benefit-eligible employees to review existing benefit elections. Use this opportunity to:

  • Review your benefit options
  • Change your benefit elections
  • Add/Drop dependents
  • All changes will be effective July 1, 2016

During Open Enrollment, you are reviewing and selecting your benefits for July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. After Open Enrollment ends, you cannot change your benefit elections until the next Open Enrollment in 2017, unless you have a “qualified status change” like a change in your marital status or the birth of a baby or loss of coverage. If you are not making any enrollment changes congratulations – you’re done with Open Enrollment! No action is necessary to continue your current benefit choices.


July 2016 – December 2016 New Employee Benefit Orientation and Retirement Schedule

New Employee Orientation & Retirement Planning

Download your copy of the orientation schedule for yourself or to share with others. Other times available by appointment. Call 510 466 7229.

July 2016 – December 2016 New Employee Benefit Orientation and Retirement Schedule

March 2016 – June 2016 New Employee Benefit Orientation and Retirement Schedule

January 2016 -March 2016  Employee Benefit Orientation and Retirement Schedule

Summer/ Fall 2015 Benefit Orientation & Retirement Planning Schedules

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