A Comprehensive Benefits Package


As an employee of PCC, you have access to a comprehensive set of benefits. Our benefits cover a variety of areas, with multiple options in each area allowing you to choose the plan that works best for you!

Questions? Contact our Benefits Technician, Conna Bain (626-585-7719) or our Benefits and Wellness Coordinator, Cristina Zamora (626-585-7503) for help in reviewing and understanding your options!

Online Benefits Benxcel Link

Available Resources During the COVID-19 Quarantine 

Majority of the resources are available to everyone covered under SISC Kaiser or SISC Anthem and your eligible dependents. 

Anthem Blue Cross and Kaiser Permanente announced that their insured plans would waive member cost share for in-network COVID-19 treatment and testing received through May 31, 2020.

For more information on any benefits plan offered by PCC the Employee Benefits Guide is available as well.

Benefits has prepared a presentation that explains some of the planning steps one may want to consider in regards to your PCC provided and sponsored plans including retirement, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and long-term disability. Life Planning Considerations Video


Medical Benefits

Anthem Blue Cross

Through SISC

Website | 800-825-5541

Under the Prudent Incentive Plan, you may choose your own physician, or a Prudent Buyer Physician each time you receive care. A non-Prudent Buyer Physician will be paid at 80/100% of eligible charges according to customary and reasonable rates. A Prudent Buyer Physician will be paid based on Blue Cross negotiated rate at 90%. Therefore your out-of-pocket cost will be lower when you use a Prudent Buyer Provider.

Anthem Blue Cross CaliforniaCare

Through SISC

Website | 800-825-5541

Anthem Blue Cross is Federally Qualified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) which provides services through a network of existing medical groups. Members select a (PCP) medical group which becomes the center of all their health care needs.

Kaiser

Through SISC

Website | 800-464-4000

Kaiser Foundation Plan is Federally Qualified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) which arranges for medical and hospital care to be provided at their Kaiser Permanente facilities. Members may use any one of their medical offices and hospitals when care is required.


Dental Benefits

Delta Dental

Website | 866-499-3001

Delta pays 70% of the approved fees for covered diagnostic, preventive, basic, cast and crown benefits during the first year you are eligible. This percentage will increase 10% each year (to a maximum of 100%) for each enrollee, provided that person visits the dentist at least once during the year.

 MetLife

Website l 800-880-1800

Copays vary by service. Orthodontic services are included for both adults and children up to $1,695. This is an DHMO benefit.


Vision

EyeMed

Website | 866-939-3633

Employees with Blue Cross PPO or Cash In Lieu: Comprehensive examination in any 12 consecutive months and one pair of lenses and frames or contact lenses every 12 consecutive months.

Employees with Kaiser or CaliforniaCare: one pair of lenses and frames or contact lenses every 12 consecutive months. Please note:  those on HMO the eye exam goes through the HMO provider.


Life Insurance

LINCOLN

800-423-2765

Group Life Insurance Benefits for eligible employees of $50,000 and $1,500 for eligible dependents.


Employee Assistance Program

800-999-7222 or anthemEAP.com

Company code: SISC

EAP is available 24/7, so you can call at the time and place that is right for you.


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DISCOVERY BENEFITS

(2021 Flexible Spending Account's)

Website | 866-451-3399

A cafeteria plan allows pre-tax money to pay for qualified medical and dental expenses and child care.

WageWorks

(2020 Flexible Spending Account's)

Website I 877-924-3967

A cafeteria plan allows pre-tax money to pay for qualified medical and dental expenses and child care.


Retirement

STRS (State Teachers’ Retirement System)

Website | 800-228-5453

Membership in the CalSTRS Disability Benefit Program includes all employees in California public schools from kindergarten through community college, in positions performing creditable service under the Program. 

CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System)

Website | 1-888-225-7377

School members are those employees in non-teaching positions within the jurisdiction of a school employer. 

APPLE (Accumulation Program for Part-time and Limited-service Employees)


800-634-1178

This Plan was enacted in response to federal legislation, which requires state and local government agencies to cover employees under a retirement plan or under Social Security.


Tax-Sheltered Accounts

Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union

Website | 626-351-9651

Staff and faculty members (along with their immediate family members) are eligible to become members.

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Website | 800-462-8328

Staff and faculty members (along with their immediate family members) are eligible to become members. Contact Kush Thandi (extension 4116 option 1) for information or set up. SFFCU is the administrator for 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plans, 403(b) TSA plans, and Roth 403(b)plans.

Pet Insurance

 ▪ Members may visit only in-network veterinarians and ER hospitals to receive discounted services.

▪ Requires Primary Care Vet. Veterinary change notification required.

▪ All pets are eligible and do not have to live in the same household.

▪ No annual benefit limit or deductible.

▪ Members must show ID card to receive discount. Savings applied instantly in vet's office. ▪ Wellness is included in pricing.

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▪ Members may visit any veterinarian, at anytime, anywhere in the world.

▪ All pets are eligible and must live in the same household.

▪ Members are reimbursed for all covered conditions. Pre-existing conditions are not covered.

▪ $7,500 maximum annual benefit and $250 annual deductible per pet plan.

▪ Wellness is a buy-up option that includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and more.

▪ Must submit a claim and vet bill for reimbursement.

▪ Submit claims from your smartphone with the free VitusVet app.

▪ Members have free, 24/7 access to VetHelpline.

▪ Tenthly post-tax benefit deduction. To learn more and to enroll your pet in My Pet Protection visit click here