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COVID-19 Resources

  1. Catastrophic Leave Program

    The Catastrophic Leave Policy is designed to assist employees who have exhausted all paid time credits and exhausted any other paid source (including State Disability Income-SDI) due to a serious or catastrophic illness (including a serious catastrophic response to COVID-19), injury or condition of the employee or his/her extended family.

  2. Mass Mutual-Deferred Compensation Program

    On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. This newly enacted emergency legislation seeks to assist workers impacted by COVID-19 by increasing access to retirement plan account savings.

    The Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee will be meeting over the next week to discuss these provisions. More information will be sent soon!

  3. San Mateo Credit Union-Emergency Quick-Cash Loan Program

    San Mateo Credit Union in partnership with the County of San Mateo offers Short Term Emergency Loans to help with immediate cash needs.

  4. Financial Relief through San Mateo County Credit Union (SMCU)

    If you are experiencing a hardship due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SMCU can help with special financing assistance.

  5. Claremont Personal Advantage Resources

    Claremont Personal Advantage (CPA) has a COVID-19 Resource link that includes timely information, videos, articles, and webinars. Enter County of San Mateo as the organization name.

    Claremont’s Positivity Center is an online resource that incorporates Positive Psychology and mindfulness self-help techniques to improve employee well-being. Assess your current level or mindfulness here. 

  6. CARES ACT: Update to Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

    On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. The CARES Act includes important provisions that make over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and menstrual products FSA and HSA-eligible expenses without a prescription.

    These changes are effective for purchases made after December 31, 2019. If you previously purchased OTC medicines or menstrual products after December 31, 2019, you can submit a request for reimbursement, along with your itemized receipt.

  7. Decreasing your 2020 Dependent Care FSA

    Childcare and/or school closures during the shelter in place order is a qualified event that allows you to decrease your 2020 Dependent Care FSA election amount. Unfortunately, waiving coverage completely would not be approved.

    You will need to process an event on Workday following the instructions below. Please note, this event has a Review Documents task where you will need to include a statement indicating: COVID-19 closure.

  8. Deadline for Submitting 2019 FSA Claims Extended!

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, the deadline to submit your 2019 FSA claims has been extended for one month from the original deadline of March 31.

  9. Continue to Get the Care You Need

    As always, please contact your health care provider if you have any health concerns or questions and they will advise you on next steps and the best way to receive the care you need.

    As a Kaiser member, you have many ways to connect with your health care provider without having to leave to comforts and safety of your home:

  10. Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California Waive Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Testing & Treatment

    Both carriers announced they will be waiving all member costs for physician prescribed COVID-19 testing, Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California also announced that copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for COVID-19 treatments are also waived.

    This waiver applies to treatment or services received:

    From Kaiser Permanente beginning April 1 to May 31,2020
    From Blue Shield of California beginning March 1 to May 31, 2020

    For more carrier-specific COVID-19 information:

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