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Open Enrollment

2019 Open Enrollment: October 22 - November 16, 2018

2019 Open Enrollment for health coverage is Monday, October 22 at 6:30 AM until Friday, November 16 at 4:00 PM.  Only those employees in the categories below are required to participate in Open Enrollment. 

  • Employees continuing to participate in Cash Option, opting out of health benefit coverage
  • Employees changing medical or vision coverage
  • Employees adding dependents
  • Employees changing from BUSD medical coverage to Cash Option

Any employee not making any changes to their current health coverage, including changes in dependents does not need to do anything during this year's Open Enrollment.

During Open Enrollment, if you have questions or need assistance with entering changes in Benefit Bridge, call Benefit Bridge Customer Care directly at 800-814-1862 or email them at benefitbridge@Kennan.com.  If you have questions about District plans, contact any of the Human Resources Department Staff.

Benefit Bridge

Open Enrollment is done through Benefit Bridge.   Benefit Bridge is an online system for benefit enrollment and changes.  Employees are able to upload documents pertaining to their benefits (birth certificates, marriage certificates, Medical Coverage Waiver forms, etc.) directly into Benefit Bridge.

These directions provide employees with support the enrollment process.  They will open in a separate window to support you with the login and enrollment process.

If you need additional support with Benefit Bridge, call Benefit Bridge Customer Care at 800-814-1862 or email them at benefitbridge@Keenan.com

2019 Health Benefits Table - updated 10/22/18

There are changes to the health benefits premiums for the 2019 Calendar Year.  You received a version of the updated 2019 Health Benefits Table that allows you to make changes if you work more than 4 hours but less than 8 hours per day.  This version of the 2019 Health Benefits Table is now editable; however, it does require Microsoft Excel.  This additional version of the 2019 Health Benefits Table is static and reflects the contributions for a full-time employee.

Waiver of Medical Coverage - Updated 10/29/18

ALL employees who waive District Medical Coverage must annually enroll in this program.

 

Enrollment in cash option/cash in lieu is a two-step process.

  1. Select "Waive Medical" as your medical insurance option in Benefit Bridge
    1. This requires you to login to Benefit Bridge, see above.  
  2. Submit a signed current copy of the Waiver of Group Medical Coverage and required supporting document(s) if required.  The signed Waiver of Group Medical Coverage form and supporting documents can be submitted via Benefit Bridge or sent in hard copy or via email to your respective Personnel Specialist in Human Resources:  Nicole Kleven for Certificated Staff or Debbie Valladao for Classified Staff.
    1. If you have the employer with whom you have group medical insurance complete and sign the box on the Waiver of Group Medical Coverage Form, you do not need to submit additional information.
    2. If you are unable to have the employer with whom you have group medical insurance complete and sign the box on the Waiver of Group Medical Coverage Form, you must also submit proof of coverage effective January 1, 2019.  Acceptable proof includes
      1. Documentation from that employer's Open Enrollment process showing coverage and no changes.
      2. Documentation from the insurance carrier showing coverage that indicates no ending date.
      3. If you have questions about the documentation you are able to obtain, contact your respective Personnel Specialist in Human Resources:  Nicole Kleven for Certificated Staff or Debbie Valladao for Classified Staff.

Samples of Appropriate Documentation of Other Group Coverage

2019 Insurance Options Information

The cost for 2019 health insurance options is above in the section titled, 2019 Health Benefits Table.  Below links are provided for additional information about the coverage offered under each of Brentwood Union School District's health coverage.

Delta Dental

Kaiser

Sutter Health Plus

WHA (Western Health Advantage)

The Standard: Vision Coverage