Employee Benefits

Overview

RESIG’s Employee Benefits Department was created in 2008 to offer a dedicated, local service team for our member-districts, their employees, retirees and COBRA members. Patty Baumunk, Director of Employee Benefits and Elizabeth Matheny (Benefits Specialist) are CA licensed Life, Accident & Health agents and along with Angela Zimmerman (Benefits Specialist) and Jodi Misi (Benefits Coordinator) are available to assist with phone calls and walk-ins for active employees, retirees, COBRA members and our district administrative teams. Thirty-three member-districts participate in our fully-insured Medical program, 27 participate in our self-insured Dental program and 9 districts participate in the fully-insured Vision Service Plan (VSP).  Administrative services are offered at no cost to our health plan member-districts. At least two Benefits Managers meetings are held annually to give our district administrative teams updates on Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Healthcare Reform or ACA) and assistance with the renewal and open enrollment processes from our carriers.

Health Program
RESIG’s broker, Alliant Insurance Services, negotiates with health benefit program carriers on an annual basis. The current plan period is October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The Health Program includes Kaiser and Blue Shield plans sponsored through Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC). Kaiser includes three HMO plans and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP); compatible with a Health Savings Account (HSA).  Blue Shield health plans include four PPO plans including an HDHP compatible with an HSA.  The HSA plans are administered by RESIG.  Two Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (KPSA), Blue Shield PPO 65+ and Anthem Blue Cross Medicare supplemental (CompanionCare) plans are available for retirees over age 65 with Medicare Parts A & B or retirees who are Medicare eligible prior to age 65.

Dental Program
Twenty-seven member-districts/charters participate in RESIG’s self-insured Dental Program with Delta Dental. The current plan period is October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  RESIG offers three benefit level plans; $1,500, $2,000 and $2,500 with or without orthodontics benefit.  Please contact the Benefits Department for plan and rate information or view the dental section in the Employee Benefits section of this website.  Annually, a Dental Stakeholders meeting is held to discuss options for the dental pool and what actions to be taken, if necessary.  The 2017 Stakeholders meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 28, 2017 in the afternoon.

Vision

Eleven districts belong to the RESIG fully insured vision pool.  The vision pool was introduced in to the district in January 2015 with 324 members (employees) joining.  Since inception the numbers of members have increased to 669.  Districts have the option to choose between two different types of programs, Choice or Signature with two year rate plan effective October 1, 2016.

Wellness
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Through SISC, all employees of member districts and those that live in their household are eligible for EAP through Anthem Blue Cross.  There is a wide range of services that are available, including but not limited to Counseling, Work/Life Services, Financial, Legal and Identity Monitoring and Recovery, just to name a few.  The toll free number is 888-999-7222 or visit the web at www.anthemeap.com, Login – SISC.  Also, you can visit the Wellness Programs in the Benefits Department tab for more information on the RESIG website (www.resig.org)