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April 2020

Childcare Resources for County Employees during COVID-19

Please visit the County's COVID-19 Information page on the intranet for more information about the resource available to employees.

​Some of our partners are willing to evaluate hours of operations and potential locations based on the County of San Mateo needs for essential service...

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April 2020 Zero Cost

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...

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April 2020 Telephone

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...

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April 2020 mySmartCare

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.


Health Care FSA...

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April 2020 Workday

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...

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April 2020 Optum Bank

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.


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April 2020 Resources Crossroad

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...

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April 2020 San Mateo Credit Union

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.

Mortgage Deferral Assistance: If you're struggling to make your mortgage payment as a result of the Coronavirus, visit Mortgage Relief page to learn how... Read More
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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.


Minimum of 12 months on the job with San Mateo County.
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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...

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