West Valley-Mission Community College District will now be offering CalPERS medical coverage to part time faculty who work a 40% or greater load each semester.
Check to see if you meet the qualifications:
- I teach a 40% or greater load as of census date
- Neither my own nor my dependent's health insurance premiums are paid by an employer other an California Community College District (Faculty or their dependents whose premiums for health insurance are paid by an employer other than a CA Community College District are not eligible to participate in this program).
What is the enrollment period?
The Fall 2023 enrollment period is October 2 - October 13, 2023.
What is the coverage period?
For faculty who qualify in the Fall Semester, the coverage period is November through April. For faculty who qualify in the Spring Semester, the coverage period is May through October.
What happens if I don't qualify in the following semester?
Then your WVMCCD medical coverage will end at the end of the coverage period (April 30 for those who qualify in the Fall Semester, October 31 for those who qualify in the Spring semester). When coverage ends, you may be able to maintain coverage through COBRA, enroll in a Covered California medical plan, or enroll on another employer's health plan (if one is available to you) through the qualifying event of losing other coverage.
What health plans are offered?
Plans offered are CalPERS Medical Plans. There are 8 plans to choose from, including 6 HMO plans and 2 PPO plans.
Can I enroll my family members?
Eligible dependents can be enrolled by providing the required dependent verification documents (birth certificates or adoption paperwork for children, marriage certificates for spouses, both the WVMCCD Affidavit of Domestic Partnership and California Declaration of Domestic Partnership filed with the Secretary of State for registered domestic partners)
How much will my coverage cost?
Eligible part time faculty will receive the same district contribution amount as full-time employees. Please refer to the Medical Plan Options and Costs sheet, linked below.
How do I enroll?
To enroll, submit a copy of the Enrollment Form by October 13 at 5pm. All dependents require verification documents in order to be enrolled in coverage.
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CalPERS Medical Enrollment Resources
- Blue Shield
- Optum Rx
- United Healthcare (UHC)
Other Resources and Forms