2020 Bonar Street, Room 234, Berkeley, CA 94702
Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Kimberle Sanders, Risk Management and Benefits Supervisor
The Berkeley Unified School district provides medical, dental and vision benefits for eligible employees. In addition, BUSD provides other benefits such as an Employee Assistance Program and Flexible Spending plans.
BUSD staff received open enrollment materials and enrollment form in the mail regarding the District’s change to CalPERS Health. The effective date for this change was January 1, 2017. Your previous medical benefits through Kaiser or Health Net ended on December 31, 2016. The Open Enrollment period was October 3, 2016 through October 31, 2016 in the district Board Room. Please look at this webpage for further details: http://www.berkeleyschools.net/calpershealth/
For those considering retirement this year- there will be two sessions setup that will provide basic information regarding your retirement and how it will affect your medical benefits.
Please plan to attend by RSVP @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates and location of those sessions:
March 30th and April 26, 2017, 3pm- 4:30pm in the Ed Services Conference Room on the 3rd Floor.
Documents for 2017 Open Enrollment:
BUSD Active Employee Guide to District Health Benefits Sept 2016
The guide to the new health plan and enrollment procedures specifically aimed at Berkeley Unified employees.
2017 Health Benefit Summary
The 2017 Health Benefit Summary provides valuable information to help you make an informed choice about your health plan and health care providers. This publication compares covered services, co-payments, and benefits for each CalPERS health plan. It also provides information about plan availability by county and a chart summarizing important differences among health plan types.
CalPERS Kaiser Comparison with district’s current Kaiser Plan
A four-page chart comparing CalPERS Kaiser Comparison with district’s current Kaiser Plan.
Certificated Rate Sheets 2017
Rate sheets for Teachers, Principals, and Other Certificated Staff
Classified Rate Sheets 2017
Rate sheets for Classified Staff
Declaration Health Coverage 2017
This is a short form you must fill out. The form is also in the benefits packet being mailed to you.
BUSD Health Benefits Enrollment Form 2017
This is an one-page form you must fill out. The form is also in the benefits packet being mailed to you.
Forms regarding 2016 plans:
- Universal Benefits Medical Enrollment Form for new employees (or those who have a qualifying event, like getting married or having a child).
- Universal Benefits Ancillary Enrollment Form for continuing employees to change or enroll in medical, dental, vision and 125 plans.
- Benefits Guide for Active Employees (2015)
- Benefits Guide for Active Employees (2016)
- MyBenefits Site for Active Employees
- Benefits Guide for Retirees (2015)
- Benefits Guide for Retirees (2016)
- MyBenefits Site for Retirees
- Rates Sheets (2015) – Revised 11/21/14
- Rates Sheets (2016) – Revised 9/13/16
- Retiree Guide to Health & Dental Benefits – Updated 1/1/16
- Kaiser Retiree Rate Matrix (2016)
- Health Net Retiree Rate Matrix (2016)
- Flexible Spending Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
With MHN’s EAP, employees can confidentially address and resolve their day-to-day personal and workplace challenges.
Click to download a fact sheet filled with useful information (PDF):
BUSD Parking & Transportation Reimbursement Plan 2012:
Eligible employees may designate a portion of tax-free dollars to pay for qualified transit, parking and van pooling or parking expenses. You may access your plan dollars by either of the following methods:
Each Parking & Transit participant may receive a debit card. Debit cards will be mailed separately to the participant’s address of record. They should receive their cards about two weeks after we receive their enrollment. Please note, CBA provides one debit card that will work for the Medical FSA, Parking, and Transit accounts (the debit card cannot be used for the day care account). If an employee has a debit card already and signs up for the transit or parking account, they will not receive a new card. Instead, their existing card will be enhanced to accept parking and transit transactions.
Please know that contributions are added to each participant’s Parking and/or Transit account on each payday (just like a bank account). So if an employee elects $100 per pay day to be contributed for Transit expenses, the funds will not be available until the actual pay day. This is quite different from the Medical FSA, which allows employees to be reimbursed up to their “annual election” at any time during the year, regardless of the amount they have actually contributed. If you have any problems accessing your account please contact CBA customer service for assistance.
Below is the information contained in the Welcome Packet: