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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 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.

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

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 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.

Actives:

  1. Go to www.benefitbridge.com/peralta
  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)

Retirees:

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

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
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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

 

March 2016 – June 2016’s 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.

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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