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San Bruno Park ESD |  AR  4354  Personnel

Health And Welfare Benefits   

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Continuation of Coverage

Qualified district employees, their spouses and/or their dependent children shall be offered the opportunity to continue health and disability insurance coverage when they otherwise would lose coverage due to one of the following qualifying events: (26 USC 4980B; Health and Safety Code 1366.23; Insurance Code 10128.53)

1. The death of a covered employee

2. The termination other than by reason of the employee's gross misconduct or reduction in hours of the covered employees employment

(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal)

(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

3. The divorce or legal separation of a covered employee

4. A covered employee's becoming entitled to Medicare benefits

5. A dependent child ceasing to be a dependent child of a covered employee

The Superintendent or designee shall notify the plan administrator when a qualifying event has occurred, except that a qualified beneficiary or covered employee shall notify the plan administrator regarding a change in dependent child status, or a divorce or legal separation, within 60 days of the event or of the date that the beneficiary would lose coverage, whichever is later. (26 USC 4980B)

Continuation health coverage shall be the same as provided to similarly situated individuals under the group benefit plan. (26 USC 4980B; Health and Safety Code 1366.23)

Continuation coverage shall apply as provided by law and by the district's insurance.

However, a former employee who worked for the district for at least five years and who is age 60 or older on the date employment ends, or his/her spouse or former spouse, may continue benefits until he/she reaches age 65, becomes covered under any other group health plan or becomes entitled to Medicare benefits, or five years after continuation coverage was scheduled to end for the spouse, whichever occurs first. (Health and Safety Code 1373.621)

Disability Insurance

The Superintendent or designee shall give notice of disability insurance rights and benefits to each new employee and each employee leaving work due to pregnancy or nonoccupational illness or injury. (Unemployment Insurance Code 2613)

(cf. 4161 - Leaves)

(cf. 4161.1/4261.1 - Personal Illness/Injury Leave)

(cf. 4161.8/4261.8/4361.8 - Family Care and Medical Leave)

(cf. 4261.1 - Personal Illness and Injury Leave)

(cf. 4361 - Leaves)

When disabled by an injury resulting from a violent act sustained while performing their job duties, certificated and classified employees may continue in the district health and dental care plans upon meeting criteria specified by law. (Education Code 7008)


approved: August 10, 2005 San Bruno, California