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Travel Assistance Benefit

Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) is pleased to announce that our Travel Assistance provider has changed to Generali Global Assistance.

Our Travel Assistance program is included with your group insurance coverage from The Standard. Here’s what you can expect:

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Release Date: January 2018
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January 2018

Electronic 1095-C Tax Form

Opt-In to receive your 1095-C form electronically and YOU COULD WIN!

All employees who elect the electronic 1095-C in Workday will automatically be placed into a random drawing to win. All winners will be notified in February 2018.

It takes just a couple of minutes to...

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January 2018

Additional Life Insurance Reminder

Did you enroll in more than $250,000 of Additional Life Insurance at Open Enrollment? (Employees who elected $250,000 or less were not subject to medical underwriting)

Did you enroll your Dependent’s in  Additional Life Insurance at Open Enrollment?...

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January 2018

Your 2018 Benefit Checklist

Now that it’s January 2018 here are some things you may want to check:

Submit your 2017 Health and Dependent care FSA receipts before 03/31/2018
If you switched your Healthcare Plan, did you receive your new Medical cards? (i.e. for Kaiser or Blue Shield)
If you newly elected HSA... Read More
January 2018

Deferred Compensation: 2018 Contribution Limits & Ways to Catch Up

457 Annual Contribution Limit

For 2018 the annual limit is equal to the lesser of 100% of compensation or $18,500

This limit includes both employee and employer contributions

Annual Maximum...
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Release Date: February 2018
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February 2018

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Remaining 2017 Funds

Important dates for 2017 FSA:
Healthcare FSA

You had until 12/31/17 to spend your funds
You have up to 3/31/18 to file a reimbursement claim for Healthcare FSA eligible expenses that occurred anytime... Read More
February 2018

IRS 1095 Tax Forms

You may receive two important tax forms via US Postal Mail or Workday if you elected the electronic 1095-C

Form 1095-B

The Insurance carriers (Blue Shield of California or Kaiser Permanente) will mail you this form which will include any dependent information if...

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February 2018

Retiree Health Info Sessions

Understanding Retiree Benefits-


9:00am -11:00 am- 555 Marshall Street, Redwood City (corner of Marshall St. & Middlefield Rd.

Attend one of our Retiree Health Informational Sessions to learn about your options and have a better...

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February 2018

Retiring Soon?

Are you planning to retire in March 2018? Do you have a retirement date around the corner?

The checklist below may help you prepare and plan for a smooth transition into retirement:

4-6  months prior to Retirement

Make an appointment with SamCERA... Read More
Release Date: April 2018
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April 2018

Are you a Newly Hired Employee?

Have you attended a New Employee Benefit Orientation?

If you are a recently hired benefits eligible employee, be sure to attend one of our upcoming New Employee Benefits Orientations (NEBO), typically held every other Monday (unless otherwise noted).  Please refer to the Benefits...

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