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Benefits

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Mountain Empire USD offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their eligible dependents.  There are many choices of medical options, plus dental and vision coverage, group basic life insurance, voluntary benefits such as; life insurance, dependent life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.  The district pays the full cost of two medical plans offered, plus dental, vision and group life insurance for eligible employees. 

Mountain Empire USD belongs to the California Schools Voluntary Employee Benefits Association (VEBA).  Since 1993, VEBA has been providing management of Southern California's largest federally-funded trust that specializes in providing health care benefits for education employees.  VEBA was created as a voluntary joint labor-and-management benefits organization and was established through the combined efforts of school superintendents and representatives of both the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the California School Employees Association (CSEA).

IMPORTANT - EFFECTIVE DATE OF COVERAGE 

IMPORTANT - EFFECTIVE DATE OF COVERAGE 

An employee’s coverage under the district-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance plans becomes effective as outlined below:

  • Employees hired and having a start date between the 1st and 15th of the month — Benefits will become effective on the first day of the month following the first day of paid service in a monthly salaried position of at least half-time or more. EXAMPLE: An employee starting on Aug. 10 would become eligible for benefits on Sept. 1.
  • Employees hired and starting work after the 15th of the month — Benefits will become effective the first day of the second full month of paid service in a monthly salaried position of at least half-time or more. EXAMPLE: An employee starting on Aug. 26 would become eligible for benefits on Oct. 1.
  • Coverage for Eligible Dependents who are included on an employee's enrollment form becomes effective the same date as the employee's coverage. All enrollment forms must be received in the Employee Benefits Office no later than 31 days from the date the employee becomes eligible. If the forms are not received by the 31st day, employees and their dependents will have to wait until the next Open Enrollment period to apply and benefits will be effective Jan. 1 of the following year.