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San Carlos ESD |  AR  4354  Personnel

Health And Welfare Benefits   

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The district shall provide health and welfare benefits for certificated and classified employees in bargaining units in accordance with state and federal law and subject to negotiated employee agreements.

(cf. 4140/4240 - Bargaining Units)

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

Employees who are not in bargaining units shall receive health and welfare benefits as specified in Board policy and administrative regulation.

To the extent that benefits are granted to spouses of employees, domestic partners registered in accordance with Family Code 297 shall have the same benefits. (Family Code 297.5)

The Superintendent or designee shall maintain the confidentiality of employee health records in accordance with law.

(cf. 4112.6/4212.6/4312.6 Personnel Files)

Retired Employees

Retired employees and other qualified persons may continue to participate in the district's group health and welfare benefit plan and dental care benefit plan in accordance with state and federal law (CAL-COBRA and COBRA).

Certificated and classified management employees who complete seven or more years of service with the district, who retire from STRS/PERS, and who are 55 years or older shall receive a contribution towards health benefits in an amount equal to the current health insurance cap. This contribution will be for seven years or age 65, whichever occurs first.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

7000-7008 Health and welfare benefits, retired certificated employees

35208 Liability insurance

35214 Liability insurance (self-insurance)

44041-44042 Payroll deductions for collection of premiums

44986 Leave of absence, state disability benefits

45136 Benefits for classified employees

FAMILY CODE

297-297.5 Rights, protections and benefits under law; registered domestic partners

GOVERNMENT CODE

22750-22944 Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act, especially:

22931 Application of education code provisions relating to inclusion of certain retirees in local health and welfare benefit plans

53200-53210 Group insurance

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

1366.20-1366.29 Cal-COBRA program, health insurance

1373.621 Continuation coverage, age 60 or older after five years with district

1374.58 Coverage for registered domestic partners, health service plans and health insurers

INSURANCE CODE

10116.5 Continuation coverage, age 60 or older after five years with district

10128.50-10128.59 Cal-COBRA program, disability insurance

12670-12692.5 Conversion coverage

LABOR CODE

2800.2 Notification of conversion and continuation coverage

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CODE

2613 Education program; notice of rights and benefits

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 26

4980B COBRA continuation coverage

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

1161-1168 COBRA continuation coverage

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1395-1395g Medicare benefits

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 26

54.4980B-1-54.4980B-10 COBRA continuation coverage

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 45

164.500-164.534 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Regulation SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: September 11, 2014 San Carlos, California