Medical, Dental & Vision Plans

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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. For information on eligible dependents, view the

Dependent Eligibility page.

Medical Plans

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

Kaiser Permanente (HMO)

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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 800.464.4000, or go to Kaiser Permanente's web site at www.kp.org for more information.

Blue Shield Signature HMO

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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 Point of Service (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 800.642.6155 or go to Blue Shield's web site at www.blueshieldca.com for more information.

Blue Shield PPO

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 800.642.6155 or go to the Blue Shield web site at  www.blueshieldca.com for more information.

Blue Shield Needles PPO

Blue Shield Bronze 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.  The Blue Shield Needles PPO is only available to employees who are stationed to work in the Baker, Trona, or Needles areas. For detailed information, refer to the Blue Shield Needles PPO Evidence of Coverage (EOC).

Call Blue Shield's member services at 800.642.6155 or go to the Blue Shield web site at www.blueshieldca.com for more information.

Blue Shield Bronze PPO

Blue Shield Bronze 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.  The Blue Shield Bronze PPO is only available to employees who meet certain criteria. For detailed information, refer to the Blue Shield Bronze PPO Evidence of Coverage (EOC).

Note: This is high deductible/high copay medical plan. If you are enrolling in coverage, please carefully review the benefit summary to ensure a full understanding of the benefit levels provided under the plan.

Call Blue Shield's member services at 800.642.6155 or go to the Blue Shield web site at www.blueshieldca.com for more information.


Dental Plan

Cigna Dental

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Call Cigna Dental at 800.238.5834 or visit their website www.cigna.com for more information.


Vision Plan

EyeMed Vision Care

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Call EyeMed Vision Care at 877.406.4146 or visit their website www.eyemedvisioncare.com for more information.


COBRA

Continuation of Coverage (COBRA)

When you no longer have active employee coverage, your health and welfare coverage needs do not necessarily end. Through COBRA, you and your family can extend coverage in certain instances where coverage would otherwise end due to specific qualifying events.

If you have any questions regarding COBRA Continuation Coverage or COBRA Open Enrollment, please contact the Employee Benefits and Services Division via email at ebsd@hr.sbcounty.gov, phone at 1.909.387.5552, or fax at 1.909.387.5566.

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