Benefits Administration

Benefits Information

Santa Cruz County Office of Education employees who qualify for benefits are covered according to their Employee Unit Agreements or by Superintendent/Board Policy. 

For a Plan Benefits Summary you may click on the appropriate classification below. (The benefits summaries are pdf files that require Adobe Acrobat for viewing.)

Anthem HMO – Plan Summaries 2023-2024:

Premier ($20 office/$200 hospital)

Classic ($20 office/$40 specialist/$250 hospital)

Value ($30 office/$40 specialist/$500 hospital)

Anthem PPOs – Plan Summaries 2023-2024:

90E ($300/$600 deductible 90/10  – Classified/Mgmt/Board/Conf)
90E ($300/$600 deductible 90/10  – CTA/CTEP)
80G ($500/$1000 deductible 80/20  – Classified/Mgmt/Board/Conf/CTA/CTEP)

HSA Compatible Affordable Care Act Plan:

Kaiser Plan Summaries 2023-2024:

Employee Assistance Program:

800-999-7222 Website

Highly trained staff members can offer information and advice to help you solve a wide range of problems. Everything from relationship and family concerns to anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug abuse, stress, grief, and even financial or legal issues.

Open Enrollment is held during the month of August with all changes submitted by September 1. Due to Health Insurance Privacy Act (HIPAA) requirements, if you have claims issues, please contact the insurance carrier first to try and resolve your particular issue. If you need further assistance, please contact Benefits at 831-466-5614.


To contribute to a voluntary Retirement Account, you must first establish an account with an approved Vendor. Once the account is established, submit a Salary Reduction Agreement to elect or maintain your monthly contribution.

Approved Vendors for 403b & 457b investment plans