2019 Benefit Information

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Links to Important 2019 Benefit Resources:

2019 Employer/Employee Benefit Costs 

2019 Benefit Brochure

2019 Benefit Website

2019 Benefit Highlights

The most significant news is that in 2019 employees will pay 4% less to participate in Saint Mary’s medical plans than in 2018. Employees will also have two new medical plans to consider which could further decrease employee costs.  Additionally, for those that elect to participate in one of the HSA plans, the annual College contribution is increasing from $750 to $1,000.

Another significant development is the introduction of Blue Shield of California as a replacement to Health Net's medical plans. Blue Shield will:

  • Provide high quality medical coverage to Saint Mary’s employees and dependents
  • Strengthen our PPO network (available through Blue Shield's HSA plan) by giving us greater access to medical providers throughout the country

Saint Mary’s is also introducing the Blue Shield Trio plan which grants members access to exclusive benefits at some of the East Bay's best providers, including John Muir Health, at rates less than the their traditional HMO plan.

With regard to Kaiser, in addition to continuing the current HMO offering, in 2019 employees will have the opportunity to enroll in a Kaiser HSA medical plan. 

We are also pleased to announce a new partnership with Benefitfocus. The Benefitfocus portal will manage the majority of our benefit enrollments online; not just for open enrollment purposes but for new hires and qualifying life event changes too!  This should significantly improve the efficiency of our enrollment processes throughout the year.  In the new year, total compensation information will also be available in Benefitfocus.

Questions: benefits@stmarys-ca.edu or HR at x4212