Welcome!

  • The Benefits Office understands the importance of balancing your professional and personal life. We administer benefit services for OUSD employees, retirees, and their eligible dependents. 

     

    Due to the current COVID19 crisis, we are working remotely and accepting all submissions electronically.

     

    For your convenience, all enrollment forms have been converted to filliable PDF documents. Please remember to save your information before forwarding it to your assigned Benefits Rep. Benefit forms can be found on the OUSD Knowledge Center at this link. You can forward your forms via OUSD email or use the eFAX number for your assigned Benefits Rep listed below. 

     

    Need help with your fillable PDF enrollment form? Click here for step-by-step instructions.

     

    CHANGES: Open Enrollment has been extended from May 1st to June 15th. Please find more information such as enrollment forms, benefit summaries, etc. on the OUSD Knowledge Center at this link.

     

    Our benefit programs include:

    • Medical (Kaiser, Sutter Health Plus)
    • Delta Dental
    • VSP (Vision Service Plan)
    • Life Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Commuter and Health & Dependent Care Tax Free Spending Accounts
    • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans

    Working in partnership with the District's governing board, leadership, and employee bargaining units, OUSD's benefit programs are designed to offer a variety of choices that meet your individual needs as well as those of your family.

     

    General Inquires:   Benefits Team   benefits@ousd.org              


    Healthcare Providers:

    Sutter Health Plus     855-315-5800
    Kaiser                        800-464-4000
    Delta Dental              866-499-3001
    VSP                           800-877-7195

    Wage Works              800-950-0105 (Flexible Spending Accounts)

     

    For billing Issues for Retirees and/or Cobra participants, please contact: Basic Pacific 916-303-7100

Office Hours & Location

  • Please reach out to us by phone or email using the contact information above.
    You can also find answers to your Frequently Asked Questions at this link.
     
    Hours of Operation
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Monday - Friday
     
    510-879-0202 Main

Announcements

  • 2020 OUSD (VIRTUAL)  STAFF HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
     
    ****WE'RE LIVE!!!!****
     
    Click this link to enter the site

     

    The virtual health fair will include:

    Wellness workshops from Kaiser, the Teaching Well, Mindful Schools, and more.

    The opportunity to connect with our health care providers: Sutter Health Plus, Kaiser, Delta Dental, Vision Service Plan (VSP), Hartford (Long Term Disability), Hartford (Counseling), Voya Life Insurance and WageWorks (FSA). Each of our health care providers has created landing pages that offer a quick look at benefits, healthy videos and additional links to mindfulness activities.

    Cooking demonstrations by Souley Vegan 

    Quick recipes, exercise tips and other healthy resources.

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  • Important Notice from the Health Benefits Governance Board

    Reminding You To Review your Benefits During This Year’s Open Enrollment Period

    Benefits Open Enrollment:  May 1 – June 15, 2020

    Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to revisit and refresh your benefits elections. This year’s Open Enrollment period begins on Friday, May 1st and ends on Monday, June 15th. During this time, you may add or drop coverage for eligible dependents and/or make changes to the following benefits elections:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Voluntary/Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter Parking & Transit

    All changes made during open enrollment will be effective July 1st, 2020. Please click this link for more information:

    Full HBGB Memo regarding 2020 Open Enrollment

     

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  • Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) UPDATES & FAQs

    Please see the following links for more information on the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and stay up to date on what's happening with OUSD:

    3/23/2020 Hartford's Commitment on COVID-19 - UPDATE AS OF MARCH 23 - Please see the informational flyer at this link OR Go directly to The Hartford's webpage at this link

    3/13/2020 Important COVID-19 Update_ OUSD Schools Closing to Students as of 6pm today - CLICK HERE

    3/11/2020 OUSD.org - The Latest on COVID-19 & Health Concerns in our Community - CLICK HERE

    3/11/2020 OUSD Coronavirus Update - CLICK HERE

    3/9/2020  OUSD Coronavirus Update - CLICK HERE

    3/9/2020  Kaiser - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), "What you need to know flyer" - CLICK HERE

    3/7/2020  Sutter Health Plus Coronavirus Tips - CLICK HERE

    3/4/2020  OUSD Coronavirus Community Letter UPDATE - CLICK HERE

    2/28/2020  OUSD Coronavirus Community Letter from the Superintendent - CLICK HERE

    1/27/2020 Alameda County Public Health Department & Alameda Office of Education Message regarding Coronavirus - See various language versions below:

    English version, Spanish version, Mandarin version

     

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  • STIP Teachers can now cover their dependents under the District Health Plan

    Effective July 1st, 2018, STIP substitutes who are eligible for medical coverage may cover their spouse and/or dependents up to the age of 26 under their medical plan, at their own cost.

    All forms to enroll in Kaiser Permanente HMO must be returned to the Benefits Office at 1000 Broadway, Suite 295 OR sent directly to your assigned Benefits Representative along with any supporting documentation. For example, if you are enrolling for the first time or adding a spouse and/or children, you will need to attach copy of your marriage license and/or birth certificates for the child(ren). If you are enrolling a domestic partner, you will need to attach a State of California Certificate of Domestic Partnership.

    Please click this link for rates or contact your assigned Benefits Rep at 510-879-0202.

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  • Upcoming Seminars

    You MUST register via your CalPERS or CalSTRS accounts to attend their retirement seminars. Please click the links below to get more information.

    *There must be at least 15 employees signed up for each class or it will be cancelled. 

     

    CalPERS Retirement Seminars
    Coming up on March 5 and May 7, 2020 *Cancelled
    Click here for more info

    CalSTRS Retirement Seminars
    Coming up on March 25, April 22, and May 20, 2020 *Cancelled
    Click here for more info

    **PLEASE NOTE: CalSTRS will be offering one Pension2 class in April 2020. Please click the link above for more information.

    Medicare 101 Seminars
    Coming up on February 27, March 26, April 23, May 21, and June 25, 2020 *Cancelled

    Click here for more info

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  • Need help now?

    100% confidential, free counseling assistance is available with Ability Asisst Counseling Services through The Hartford. Getting in touch is easy.

    Call 1-800-964-3577 or click here for more information.

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Dental Health

  • Your Dental Health is Important to Us!

     

    Click the links below for tips on how to maximize your dental benefits and SMILE your way to a

    HEALTHY YOU!!

     

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