School Employee Benefits

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Benefit Enrollment or Waiver Forms for new hires or employee changes

2023 Employee Data & Benefits Enrollment / Change Form
Waiver of Medical/Dental Coverage for ACA Marketplace Coverage (for those enrolled in “ObamaCare” plans)
Waiver of Medical/Dental Coverage for Other Non-ACA Coverage  (for those with spousal coverage, COBRA or other group plan
Termination Packet(contains a Notice to Diocese, Extension of Benefits and Salary Continuation information and claim forms) 

Benefit Plan Information/Customer Service

Medical Benefits

The Diocese of California continues to offer four plans. We offer two Kaiser and two Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Please review the Medical Plan and Pharmacy Benefit comparison documents linked below to determine which plan best meets your needs. All four medical plans are contracted through The Episcopal Church Medical Trust (ECMT). 1.800.480.9967, Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific.

Medical Plan Comparisons and Prescription & Vision Summaries
2023 Benefit Rate Sheet

Employee Assistance Plan Brochure (For more information, visit www.cpg.org)
100 Reasons to call EAP

Additional benefits for medical plan participants:
— Prescription drugs
— Mental health
— Vision
— Hearing aids
— Travel assistance
— Your Health Advocate

At-A-Glance: Customer Service Contacts for all benefit providers

Disability Benefits (Lay employees)

Short & Long-Term Disability benefits provided by Zurich American Life Insurance Company through Church Pension Group. To verify your current coverage and benefits call CPG’s Client Services (866) 802-6333 or Zurich (800) 206-8826

Short-Term Disability Benefit Summary-26 Weeks 66.67% Employer Paid
Long-Term Disability Benefit Summary-180 days 66.67% Employer Paid

How to file a claim
File a claim online or call toll-free 1-800-206-8826 (8AM to 8PM EST, Mon – Fri)

*Aflac Acquires Zurich

On March 19, 2020, Aflac announced the agreement to acquire Zurich North America’s U.S. group benefits business, which includes their group disability products.

See New Brand, Same Experience for more information on the transition, and what it may mean for you.

 
Clergy Disability with Church Pension Fund

Customer Service: cpg.org or 1.800.480.9967

    Life Insurance $50K Group Term

    (no enrollment form required — coverage automatic to employees working 30 or more hours per week)
    Change of Elected Beneficiary Designation form (call 1.800.480.9967 for personal policy ID and return form directly to Church Life Insurance)
    Summary of Group Life and Supplemental Group Life Insurance

    Healthcare Compliance Notices

    Need Help?

    Need help navigating the plan comparisons? Wonder which plan is best for you and your family? Consult with our Health Advocate for assistance.

    Health Advocate offers help when you have questions about your medical care – from finding a doctor, to understanding your benefits, or resolving a claim. Get help when you need it from a knowledgeable healthcare professional.

    This complimentary, confidential service can help you navigate the healthcare system and make the most of your benefits. It is available to ECMT medical plan participating employees, their dependents, their parents and parents-in-law (even if they do not live with you).

     

    For details:
    • Download the Health Advocate brochure.
    • Sign in to Health Advocate (password: episcopal).
    • Call (866) 695-8622, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 9:00PM ET.