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Human Resources: Benefits Medical Plans

Upon enrollment in the EUHSD Benefits Plan, employees are assigned a payment schedule for all deductions.  Each schedule is a 10-month payment plan; however, coverage is continuous for the entire 12 months.  Deductions for premium occur at the end of each month (when payroll runs) according to the following classifications:

  • Certificated: August – May, no deductions for June and July
  • Certificated Adult Ed: October – July, no deductions for August and September
  • Classified: August – May, no deductions for June and July
  • Classified Adult Ed: September – June, no deductions for July and August
  • Management: August – May, no deductions for June and July

Payroll deductions for premium payment are taken pre-tax.  Meaning, the employee’s share of the health insurance premium is deducted from gross wages before taxes (i.e., Social Security/Medicare, Federal, and State taxes) are withheld, thus reducing the employee’s tax liability. New benefits-eligible employees who would like to opt out of the pre-tax deduction, must do so with the Benefits Department when enrolling for health insurance coverage or during Open Enrollment (following plan year effective). 

Employee rates and contributions subject to change each January upon CSEA/ESTA negotiations.

The Escondido Union High School District offers medical plans through Kaiser and United HealthCare. For a side by side breakdown of each plan, please click on the applicable comparison chart:

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Classified

Management

KAISER PERMANENTE

(800) 464-4000

Visit Kaiser Permanente Online

Kaiser Permanente is America’s leading nonprofit integrated health plan and serves more than 11 million people. Kaiser has a vast array of convenient services—all under one roof. In most cases, you can visit your primary care physician, the lab, radiology, specialists and the pharmacy, often in the same visit. The EUHSD Benefits plan is with Southern California Kaiser. Our employees have access to multiple centers and urgent care facilities within this area. Kaiser is continuously developing and refining medial practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

UNITED HEALTHCARE

(888)586-6365

Visit My United Healthcare Online

United Healthcare is the largest single health carrier in the United States. As a recognized leader in the health and well-being industry, their goal is to:

  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of health care for all Americans
  • Enhance access to health benefits
  • Create products and services that make health care more affordable
  • Use technology to make the health care system easier to navigate.

United Healthcare members utilize Express Scripts for their prescription Drugs; Participants should note the most cost efficient manner to fill your prescriptions.

Directions to find a Primary Care Physician for United Healthcare HMO Plans

Go to United Healthcare HMO Plans Physicians Finder

  1. Click Medical Directory
  2. Click all United Healthcare Plans
  3. Click Signature Value Plans
  4. Click Medical Directory
  5. Click California
  6. Click No
  7. Click your applicable plan
  8. Enter Zip Code
  9. Here participants may search for a doctor by name or medical group. If you do not have a name or medical group, continue with steps 10-12.
  10. Click People
  11. Click Primary Care
  12. Click Primary Care Physician

After you choose your Primary Care Physician, click See Provider ID number and additional locations. See Medical Groups on right side and obtain ID#.

BEST DOCTORS (Expert second opinion resource for serious medical conditions)

(866) 904-0910

 

If you or a family member is diagnosed with a serious medical condition, contact Best Doctors to have your medical diagnosis and treatment plans reviewed by one or more of the most well respected doctors who specialize in your condition. Best Doctors database is made up of the top 5% of physicians in the United States. Services are conveniently provided by phone or online so there is no need for additional travel. Services are confidential and free.

To better understand how Best Doctors can work for you, click on the video below.

Additional information provided in the links below:

Best Doctors Flyer

OPTUM Health Chiropractic/Acupuncture

(800) 428-6337

Visit Optimum Health Online

Chiropractic and Acupuncture benefits are offered to all benefited Escondido Union High
School District employees. Members are eligible for an unlimited amount of visits, providing your visits are medically necessary. Co-pays align with your Primary Care Provider’s office visit copay. Please verify that your chiropractor or acupuncturist participates with OPTUM before receiving services.

Additional information provided in the links below:

Find a Provider

OPTUM Health Physical Health of California Flyer