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San Mateo County offers a choice of medical plans:

All of your medical plan options provide access to quality care and cover a similar list of procedures. It’s the details of how you share the cost of care – your bi-weekly contribution amount, and your co-payments and coinsurance – that differ. For more information, please log on to your benefits online account via Workday, where you will find the Kaiser and Blue Shield Fact Sheets, Benefits Summary, Evidence of Coverage, and Claim Forms.

County Employees With Blue Shield Medical Insurance:

You can choose San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) as your provider for some or all of your healthcare needs. All co-pays and deductibles for inpatient hospital stays and emergency room visits at San Mateo Medical Center will be waived for employees with Blue Shield and their covered dependents.  (Note: outpatient co-pays will still apply.) You can choose Blue Shield plans during the Open Enrollment period if you wish to get care at SMMC.

Open Enrollment Information

Once a year in October, employees may change from one plan to another or add dependents. During the year new dependents may be added within 31 days of marriage, birth, adoption or formation of domestic partnership, and children of domestic partners. After 31 days, the dependent cannot be added until the next open enrollment.