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Escondido Union HSD  |  AR  4254  Personnel

Health and Welfare Benefits   

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If they so choose, district employees may retain health insurance coverage when they reduce their working hours below the eligibility minimum or are released from employment. Continued coverage through the district shall also be made available to an employee's spouse and dependents upon the employee's death, separation or divorce, eligibility for Medicare or upon termination of a child's dependent status under the district health insurance program. Employees who are fired for gross misconduct may not retain health insurance coverage.

Persons who choose to retain health insurance coverage shall be charged the full costs of coverage within legal limits. All qualifying persons may retain the coverage for no more than 36 months. Coverage will end if the employee or beneficiary 1) fails to pay the insurance premium; 2) secures health insurance coverage through subsequent employment or remarriage; or 3) becomes eligible for Medicare benefits.

Certificated and Regular Management/Confidential Employees: Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 55 Years of Age to 65 Years of Age - Bridge Benefits

The District shall provide a medical benefits contribution to any regular management/confidential employee who retires between the ages of 55 to age 65.

The employee must have been employed at least ten (10) successive years with the district immediately prior to retirement, must retire from CalSTRS or CalPERS, and be a minimum of 55 years of age.

The annual contribution amount is $8,000 on January 1, 2013, thereby establishing a cap. The medical benefit contribution is for the employee and spouse and shall continue until age 65 of the employee. Leaves of absence do not constitute a break in service. Leaves of absence other than paid leaves do not accrue years of service. District contribution shall be in accordance with chart below.

Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits

The District shall provide a lifetime medical benefits contribution to any regular management/confidential employee who was hired prior to the established benefit cutoff date. All regular management/confidential employees (not substitute) hired prior to July 1, 1996 as well as other employees hired prior to July 1, 1996 who matriculate into regular management/confidential (not substitute) positions of the district meet minimum qualifications.

The employee must have been employed at least 10 successive years with the district immediately prior to retirement, must retire from CalSTRS or CalPERS, and be a minimum of 55 years of age.

The medical benefit annual contribution shall be $8,000 as of January 1, 2013, thereby establishing a cap. The medical benefit contribution is for the employee and spouse and shall continue for the life of the employee. Leaves of absence do not constitute a break in service. Leaves of absence other than paid leaves do not accrue years of service. District contribution shall be in accordance with chart below.

Years of Service Percent of District Contribution

10 50%

11 55%

12 60%

13 65%

14 70%

15 75%

16 80%

17 85%

18 90%

19 95%

20 100%

Regulation ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: September 21, 2004 Escondido, California

revised: June 18, 2013