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The Employee Benefits Division sends out a monthly newsletter via email. The newsletter items are archived here for your convenience.

Release Date: April 2021
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April 2021

April 2021 Benefits Newsletter: Financial Literacy Month

The connection between financial health and personal health are more connected than you may think. High levels of financial stress manifest through physical symptoms like sleep loss, anxiety, headaches/migraines, compromised immune systems, digestive issues, high blood pressure, muscle tension,...

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Release Date: March 2021
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Claremont EAP is Here to Help

Claremont EAP is Here to Help


The recent shootings in Atlanta and Boulder remind us that all too often we are faced with trauma, acts of terrorism, gun violence, racism, hate crimes, and other tragic events. When faced with these situations, our needs are...

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Release Date: November 2020
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November 2020

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

We are very pleased to provide you with information about “The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program”. The Board recently approved a resolution that provides direction about sharing this information with San Mateo employees to help find solutions for employees growing student loan debt...

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Release Date: August 2020
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August 2020

Help for Those Affected by Northern California Wildfires in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties

FEMA Assistance Available -- Apply Now


On Saturday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the White House approved California's request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state's emergency response to wildfires burning in Northern California and support impacted...

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August 2020

VSP Local Fire Response

With hundreds of fires throughout California, and so many close to you, your employees and their families, we wanted to let you now that we are ready to support those being affected.


We’re working directly with our network doctors, business partners, and relief agencies, including the...

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August 2020

Emergency Housing for those affected by Fires

If a family of 1 or 2 persons is in need of housing for a couple of months or longer, they are welcome to apply to the Home sharing program.  They and the home provider would make the final decision if they are a match for each other.  


Anyone is able to put their name...

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Release Date: April 2020
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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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Release Date: April 2020
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Dental Services- Cigna and DeltaCare HMO

California Dental Association urged California dentists to voluntarily suspend non-urgent or non-emergency dental care during shelter in place orders.


However, offices should be available for all emergency dental needs.


In the event of a dental emergency:



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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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