Benefits

2020 Bonar Street, Room 234, Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510.644.6666
Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Email: benefits@berkeley.net
Kimberle Sanders, Risk Management and Benefits Supervisor

Effective January 1, 2017 BUSD have medical plans available through CalPers Health. Open Enrollment materials were mailed out on August 29, 2017. Open Enrollment begins September 11, 2017 through October 6, 2017. Please refer to your Open Enrollment materials for hours and locations.

Health Fair for the Actives will be located in the BUSD Board Room on September 12th from 12noon – 5pm.
Health Fair for Retirees will be located in the BUSD Board Room on September 19th from 10am – 1pm.

This website contains details regarding medical benefits for all active employees.

Please note: If you are adding dependents, you will need the following documents: Marriage license, birth certificates for all children, court documentation, domestic partnership certificate, or an affidavit located on the Universal Benefits Ancillary Enrollment Form.

Documents for 2018 Open Enrollment:

Health Benefit Summary (2018)
The 2018 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.

BUSD Active Employee Guide to District Health Benefits (2018)
The guide to the new health plan and enrollment procedures specifically aimed at Berkeley Unified employees.

BUSD Retiree Guide to District Health Benefits (2018)
The guide to the new health plan and enrollment procedures specifically aimed at Berkeley Unified employees.

Rates Sheets 2018

Forms Regarding 2017/2018 Plans:

Retiree Workshops

Future workshop sessions​ and ​information ​is ​forthcoming​.​

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:

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:

Debit Cards:

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: