Blue Shield HMO, PPO, and PPO $aver Plan members will get new ID cards for the 2017 – 2018 plan year listing the new Member Services number (855) 599-2657. Use your new ID card beginning July 1, 2017.
We’re all about wellness at Long Beach Unified School District! As a part of our initiative, we’ve built this website to help you find everything you need to know about benefits and wellness through the District.
Here are some easy ways to start your day with healthy choices:
Don't Forget! The 2017 – 2018 benefits plan year starts July 1, 2017. As a reminder, there will be an opportunity to enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) during the fall.
Let Weight Watchers help you. Don’t forget about all of the great resources Weight Watchers has to offer! Go here to find a schedule of webinars, monthly wellness articles, recipes, and more!
The District offers you and your eligible dependents a comprehensive selection of health and welfare benefits. Keep in mind that certain benefits in each plan may vary, depending on your bargaining unit.
The 2017 – 2018 plan year is July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Review the documents below for more information about your 2017 – 2018 benefits. Keep in mind that certain benefits may vary by plan, depending on your bargaining unit.
Current Plan Year (7/1/2017- 6/30/2018)
Medical, Dental, Vision and Other District Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We want the information that we share here to help you reach your personal wellness goals. Here you’ll find a variety of resources to help you get started and stay committed to a healthy lifestyle.
Make the Most of Weight Watchers
Want a 50% discount to Weight Watchers?
Enroll today (Employer ID: 12028701 /Employer Passcode: WW12028701). This benefit is available to all active employees, retirees and spouses. Click here to learn more about the programs available to you.
Note: If you are an active employee enrolled in WeightWatchers and you retire, your active employee registration will be canceled. If you want to continue your District Weight Watchers discount program, you must re-register as a retiree. Use this Guide to register.
Eat Healthy with Weight Watchers! Sign up for a webinar today.
Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about your benefits and wellness resources.
You’re generally eligible for benefits if you’re a probationary or permanent employee and you work 50% or more of a full-time assignment. (This equals at least 80 hours of work every four weeks). Your dependents may also be eligible for benefits. For more information about dependent eligibility, see the 2017– 2018 Benefits Booklet.
Eligible dependents include:
Here are the steps to enroll online (your benefit enrollment window will be available on your hire date):
You must enroll within 30 days of your date of hire or following a qualifying status change. If you have any questions, contact the Employee Service Center at (866) 844-9744 or online.
If you enroll within 30 days of becoming eligible, your coverage will take effect on your eligibility date.
For qualifying status changes, if you enroll within 30 days of a birth, adoption, or placement for adoption, coverage will take effect on the date of the event. Changes you make as a result of other qualifying status changes will take effect the first day of the month after you submit the appropriate documentation to the Employee Service Center.
When you use an in-network provider, your plan will cover more of the cost of care you receive. This means you save more on health care costs.
Click here and look for “Find a Dentist” in the right hand column. Select the network of dentists you are looking for, provide your city or ZIP code, and click “Search” to find a Delta Dental provider.
If you're enrolled in the Blue Shield PPO Plan and your drug is on the national preferred formulary, your benefits will probably be better. You can contact Express Scripts Member Services, (866) 662-0297 or visit the Express Scripts website, for information about which drugs are on the national preferred formulary. Keep in mind that your benefits will be highest if you receive a generic drug.
For a full list of expenses that can be paid for with your FSA, go to the IRS website.
- Fever without rash
- Ear pain
- Common sprain
- Sore throat
- Shallow cut
A booklet provided to you by Medical Eye Services that summarizes the benefits under the vision plan
Active employees who are insured in one of the District’s medical plans may request reimbursement from the District for the costs of hearing aids. The maximum amount of reimbursement is $1,000 within any three-year period. The cost of hardware, fitting tests, and other tests related to the hearing aids is included for reimbursement purposes. Dependents covered by District medical plans are not eligible for this benefit.
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