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Travel Assistance Benefit

Travel Assistance is available through your group insurance coverage from Standard Insurance Company. The service is provided by Assist America, Inc.

Travel Assistance can help you and your family prepare for trips and during critical situations while away from home. The program can...

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Release Date: January 2018
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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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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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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 or FSA... Read More
Release Date: February 2018
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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
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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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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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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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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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Had a Life Event change recently?

Had a Life Event change recently?

Do you currently have benefits and recently got married or had a baby?  Remember that you have 30 days from the date of the event to add your new dependents to your plan.  Here are some things you want to update:

Update... Read More