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BENEFITS AND SERVICES

The Tehama County Department of Education strives to provide a competitive package of employee benefit programs for its eligible employees. Benefits differ by class and/or union bargaining unit. Benefit programs are outlined below, however, complete and official details of insurance and payroll plans can be obtained from Human Resource Services.

Health Benefits

The Department offers medical, dental, vision and life insurance programs. Employees who are eligible for benefits, but work less than full-time, can elect to participate with an additional out-of–pocket cost. Employees must work a minimum of 20 hours per week to be eligible. The employer contribution to parttime employees is proportionate to the number of hours and days worked in relation to full-time equivalent (FTE). All full-time (8 hours per day/12 months per year) or 1 FTE eligible employees are required to participate in all of the health benefit programs. Cost for benefit programs are determined by the unit or employee group.

Initial enrollments for all plans take place at the time of hire. Enrollment forms must be submitted within 30 days. Medical, dental, and vision insurances also have a yearly open enrollment period of approximately August 15th through September 15th of each year during which an employee selects the plan option for a plan effective date of October 1.

The deductible year for all plans is January 1 through December 31. There are three distinct units at TCDE: 

Medical Insurance

California’s Valued Trust (CVT) is the district's plan administrator for our medical insurance. CVT is one of the largest self-funded public schools’ trust specializing in healthcare benefits for the education community. Their contact information is as follows:

California’s Valued Trust 
520 Herndon Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
800.288.9870
cvtrust.org

To enroll, eligible employees are required to create an account on the MyCVT portal (https://mycvt.cvtrust.org/) and enroll through the portal within 30 days of hire or within the enrollment period, normally August 15th through September 15th of each year. Employees are responsible to keep all of their personal information updated and current in their MyCVT account. 

All full-time, regular employees are required to enroll. If enrolling dependents, the following documentation must be scanned and uploaded into the portal:

  • A copy of the marriage certificate is required for all new spouses of current employees and at the time of hire for spouses of new employees.
  •  A copy of the Declaration of Domestic Partnership filed with the state will be required for all new domestic partners of current employees and at the time of hire for domestic partners of new employees.
  • A copy of the birth certificate will be required for all newborns of current employees and at the time of hire for all dependents under the age of 26 for new employees. 

If you are having a problem with a referral or with getting a claim paid you should contact CVT with the following information:

1. Social security number
2. Date of service
3. Amount of claim
4. Nature of problem
5. Name of doctor or provider

If the problem is still not resolved to your satisfaction, please call Human Resource Services at 528-7334.

Dental Insurance

CVT also is the district's plan administrator for our dental insurance.
Dental insurance coverage is provided through Delta Dental Plan of California. Annual maximum benefits are determined by employee group and renew every January. It is advantageous to go to a participating provider.
The processing of claims for benefits under the terms of the health care plan is provided Delta Dental:

Delta Dental Plan of California
P.O. Box 7736
San Francisco, CA 94120
(800) 765-6003
www.deltadentalins.com

Vision Insurance

Vision care coverage is provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP). VSP coverage varies for each employee group.
For customer service, or to find a VSP network doctor, go to www.vsp.com, or call 1-800-877-7195

Life Insurance

Group Term life insurance varies by employee group.

CSEA & CTA have Life Insurance through CVT. If you are a member of either of those units, please access your account through the portal, print the form, fill it out, sign it and scan it (upload) it into your account.

Unrepresented can fill out the form (link below) and submit to Payroll for enrollment

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


All TCDE employees and their eligible dependents participating in our medical benefits program have access to an employee assistance program contract for by our insurance provider, CVT. This program provides assistance when your personal problems seem to be taking control of your life and job performance. The services are coordinated by Beacon Health Options.

Call for confidential support or information any time, day or night 1-877-397- 1032.

Additional Benefits

TCDE offers additional and voluntary benefits through American Fidelity Assurance Company. Employees, at their own expense, may purchase these additional plans within 30 days of employment or during the open enrollment period during July and August. An American Fidelity representative is on site during this period and is available by appointment only coordinated by the Human Resource Services department.

Plans include Section 125 – Medical Reimbursement/Dependent Care Expense, Disability Insurance*, Tax Sheltered Annuities (403B and/or 457 Plans), Health Savings Accounts (for qualified High Deductible Health Plans), Cancer Insurance, additional Life Insurance, Accident Only Insurance, and Critical Illness Insurance.

Please contact the American Fidelity Assurance Company at (800) 365-8306 or http://www.af-group.com for more information.

*TCDE does not participate in State Disability Insurance, employees may voluntarily elect to purchase in income protection plan, at their own cost, through American Fidelity Assurance Company. 

Fitness Center Corporate Memberships

TCDE currently has corporate memberships at Tehama Family Fitness Center, Amundson Physical Therapy, and Red Bluff Health and Fitness. If you would like to enroll in a membership with any of these fitness centers, please use your identification badge as verification of your employment when you enroll at the fitness center of your choice.

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