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Employee Corner

Medical Dental & Vision Disability & Life Insurances Ancillary Benefits Plan Documents
Employee Self Services


 Medical, Dental, & Vision


Benefits Jargon

Before diving into our benefit plan information watch the video below for a short review of common benefit terms.

Here's our full-time benefits guide and part-time benefits guide if you need to take a quick look at your options.


Benefit Guides 


 All health plans offered are CalPERS medical plans 


Log in to your myCalPERS account to explore your health plan options. myCalPERS allows you to access customized health information and has tools and resources to help you with your Open Enrollment decisions. myCalPERS also provides you with secure 24/7 access to view:

  • Specific health benefit changes that may impact you in the coming year.
  • Your current 2020 monthly premium and 2021 monthly premium if you do not change your health plan.
  • 2021 health plans and monthly premiums available based on your health eligibility ZIP code.
  • Which health plans your doctors participate in (updated to include specialists).
  • Your enrolled dependents.
  • All CalPERS Open Enrollment information.
  • Your 2020 Health Plan Statement.

Are you getting the most out of your CalPERS health plan? Watch the video below to find out!



CalPERS and Open Enrollment  

Want to make changes to your CalPERS health plan? Open Enrollment is your chance. Watch below for some tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Visit the CalPERS Open Enrollment page for more information.




Blue Shield of California
Health Net
Kaiser Permanente
United Healthcare
MetLife Dental (DHMO & PPO)
MetLife Vision (PPO)

 Disability & Life Insurance


 Ancillary Benefits

 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Dependent Care Account (DCA)

Check out this video for a brief explanation of how an FSA and DCA work!



Watch the video below for some helpful information regarding your FSA and DCA benefit administered through Workterra. 


Click here to learn more about the Workterra consumer portal, member center, FSA debit card, claims and login information. Still have questions? Check out Workterra's FAQ document or contact them directly at 1-888-327-2770 or by email

Amazon FSA Store  

Did you know you can make FSA eligible purchases on Amazon? See below for a short video on where and how to access this feature. 


Filing an FSA Claim on Workterra 

Filing a claim on Workterra is fast and simple. Watch below for a tutorial. 



 Plan Documents


Click here for a listing of the City's current health, life and disability insurance and employee assistance program offerings, with links to their corresponding evidence of coverage and/or policy documents. These documents will provide you with information on your plan benefits and specific terms of coverage. Should you have any further questions about your insurance plans or provisions therein, please contact the carrier directly, using the numbers provided in their links. 


Employee Self Service (ESS)


To complete your open enrollment selections, please login to ESS

 Through ESS you can complete the following:

  • Change your CalPERS health plan
  • Add eligible dependents
  • Remove dependents
  • Cancel your existing CalPERS health coverage
  • Enroll in a CalPERS health plan if you don't currently have coverage
  • Continue with current elections

Employees must confirm their selection through their ESS account no later than October 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. All benefit plans will take effect January 1, 2021.