Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC)

Member Resources

​Onsite Wellness - Essential Supplies for the Home, Office and Schools

2019-2020 Employee Benefits Guide

Recent Updates/Resources

Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills - A Guide for Consumers will help you understand the questions you should ask to avoid receiving an unexpected medical bill. Many of the suggestions in the guide are designed for situations when you can schedule care in advance. The guide will also help you understand what you can do to lessen the chances of an unexpected balance bill in an emergency.

HEalth Plans

Kaiser Permanente

2019-2020 Plan Documents
Kaiser Chiropractic and Acupuncture Care Benefit

Chiropractic and Acupuncture benefits are available through the Kaiser Traditional HMO and the Kaiser Deductible HMO plans.


Kaiser Permanente has teamed up with fitness industry leader ClassPass to make it easier for employees to exercise from the comfort of their homes.

Blue Shield
2019-2020 Plan Documents

Blue Shield - Value-Based Purchasing Benefit 

SISC has introduced a value-based purchasing benefit for five common procedures (Arthroscopy, Cataract Surgery, Colonoscopy, Upper GI Endoscopy with and without biopsy). 

In-Network Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) – pay regular deductible and co-insurance—no benefit change.

In-Network Hospital Outpatient Facility – pay regular deductible and co-insurance, plus the amounts that exceed the reference price. 

Blue Shield Value Based Purchasing Benefit Change

Value Based Site-of-Care Benefit Change

Blue Shield of California: 2-Tier Anchor Bronze Plan

All variable hourly, temporary, part-time, seasonal employee or student workers of the Marin Community College District (MCCD) may purchase health insurance for themselves and their eligible children as part of the 2018-2019 Open Enrollment. Employees who choose to enroll will be responsible for making monthly premium payments to the District’s benefits office. Contact the Benefits Office for additional information.

Other Blue Shield Resources

Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC) Programs

Qualifying Events or Status Changes Outside of Open Enrollment (mid-year qualifying event)

When a qualifying event or status change occurs outside of open enrollment, members may make a request for change within 31 days of the qualifying event. If the paperwork is submitted outside of the 31-day window, then the changes will be effective at the next open enrollment. The effective date will be determined by the qualifying event date, so as to allow for no break in service. The following paperwork is required: 

Application for Waiver of District Medical Benefits

UPM - Full-Time

UPM - Temporary Credit

UPM - Temporary Non-Credit


Delta Dental

Schedule of Benefits

Evidence of Coverage

Dental Reimbursement for Part-Time Faculty (4.2e)

Unit members who qualify for health care coverage in 4.2 shall qualify for a reimbursement of up to $600 per fiscal year for a single subscriber, or $1,200 per fiscal year for a subscriber plus one, based on submission to the District of an itemized invoice from a dentist outlining the services provided and the Dental Reimbursement Claim Form, submitted within 30 calendar days of the end of the fiscal year. The District shall reimburse the unit member within 30 days of receipt of a verified itemized invoice.

Vision Service Provider

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Anthem Blue Cross

Anthem’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Anthem EAP Website is a confidential information, support, and referral service offering tools and resources designed to help maximize productivity and meet the challenges of modern life. As an employer-sponsored program, EAP services are available to employees and their household members at no additional cost to them. Areas frequently addressed by the EAP include: 

  • Child care and parenting
  • Helping aging parents
  • Financial issues
  • Legal concerns
  • Work and career
  • Emotional well-being
  • Addiction and recovery
  • Wellness and prevention
  • Concierge and convenience services
  • Life events

At Anthem EAP we recognize that consumers want a choice of services, and employers seek to enhance their employees’ well-being while managing costs. 

For access call (800) 999-7222 or visit: Anthem EAP (use "SISC" for company name)

Si usted necesita ayuda en español para entender esta información, puede solicitarla gratis llamando al número de su programa de asistencia al empleado.  

Domestic Partners

Effective 10/01/2020, All Domestic Partners must be registered with the State of California in order to be eligible for the SISC plans.

The Hartford

Business Travel and Accident Policy

Basic Life and AD&D Insurance Program

Long Term Disability Plan

Long-Term Disability (STD) Claims FAQ

Plan Documents

Short Term Disability

Short-Term Disability (STD) Claims FAQ

Plan Documents

Voluntary Life

Plan Document

Voluntary AD&D

Plan Document

Additional Services

TDS - Flexible Spending Accounts and Voluntary Benefits

Our Plan Administrator, Tax Deferred Solutions (TDS), provides an Employee Support Center during open enrollment. Call (800) 863-9019 and speak with a Benefits Counselor. They will answer your questions, review your options and enroll you right over the phone.

Available benefits

TDS Voluntary Insurance Programs

Tax-Deferred Solutions provides voluntary insurance programs through Reliance Standard, Allstate and Guardian to provide increased benefits, lower premiums, longer rate guarantees and increased guarantee issue limits. Reliance Standard is the carrier for Voluntary Life, Accident and Hospital Indemnity. Allstate is the carrier for Cancer, Critical Illness and Universal Life. Guardian is the carrier for Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance.

  • Group Term Life Insurance will provide a maximum benefit of $500,000, guaranteed issue amount of $200,000 for employees (under age 60), guaranteed issue amount of $50,000 for spouse (under age 60), with very competitive rates.
  • Group Accident Insurance pays a benefit to you for death/catastrophic loss, emergency room, ambulance, hospital admission, hospital confinement, fracture and surgery. Coverage available for the entire family.
  • Group Hospital Indemnity provides a guarantee coverage, no pre-existing exclusions, hospital admission benefit of $1,000, room and board benefit of up to $100/day for 180 days per year.
  • Group Cancer Insurance provides money to you for diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It pays amount for treatment such as initial diagnosis, screening, physician, hospital, radiation/chemo, surgery, bone marrow, etc. Cancer Plan Highlights.
  • Group Critical Illness with Cancer or Group Critical Illness without Cancer provides a guaranteed issue amount of up to $20,000, no pre-existing conditions or waiting periods and lump sum payout for cancer diagnosis.
  • Group Universal Life provides a guaranteed issue amount of up to $150,000, employee and dependent coverage, premiums do not change for the life of the plan, builds cash value and the policy may continue after you leave employment.
  • Group Short-Term Disability is provided through Guardian
  • Group Long-Term Disability is provided through Guardian

Guardian Evidence of Insurability Form

For all of these programs, call (800) 863-9019 and speak with a Benefits Counselor. They will answer your questions, review your options and enroll you right over the phone, it's that easy! The Benefit Counselors are available Monday - Thursday 11 am to 7:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.

Commuter Benefit Solutions

In 2017, the SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit) Train started full-service operation from the Sonoma County Airport to downtown San Rafael. In conjunction with the Marin County Office of Education, College of Marin employees have discounted pricing available through Commuter Benefits Solutions on SMART’s monthly unlimited Eco Pass for the 2020-2021 school year. Eco Passes are available for $155-170/month using pre-tax dollars deducted from the employee’s paycheck. Employees must register/enroll online by the 10th of the month through Commuter Benefit Solutions (CBS). Employees may also pay for SMART Train parking fees with pre-tax dollars through the use of a pre-paid MasterCard. If you would like to sign up for commuter benefits, please contact Ron Owen in the Benefits Office.

Pet Insurance

We are pleased to announce Pet Insurance from Nationwide. With Nationwide, you are free to use any licensed Veterinarian, even specialists and emergency providers.  Once you enroll, Nationwide will bill you directly on a monthly basis. There is no payroll deduction option. You may enroll at anytime during the year. 

Plan Highlights:

Preferred pricing for employees with multiple pet discounts available
Annual maximum benefit $7,500; a bucket of money to use for treatments/services (no complicated benefit schedule)
Choose 90%, 70%, or 50% reimbursement of invoice (vet bill); $250 annual deductible
No age limitations; rates will not increase with age
Simple pricing; rates are based two factors only - state and species
No waiting period for Hereditary coverage
Reference the "What's Not Covered" document below

Plus these additional benefits:

Advertising and reward expenses
Emergency boarding
Loss due to theft
Mortality benefit

Easy enrollment

There are three simple ways for employees to sign up for their new pet insurance voluntary benefit:

Go directly to http://www.petinsurance.com/marin
Visit PetsNationwide.com and enter your company name
Call 877-738-7874 and mention that you are an employee of Marin Community College District to receive preferred pricing.

Additional Information

Pet Insurance - Open Enrollment Materials
Pet Insurance - Rate Sheets for Dog and Cat
Questions and Answers
Dog Park Safety Tips
My Pet Protection: Additional Benefits Coverage
What's Not Covered
Quick Reference

Retirement Plans

403(b) Retirement Plan

As an employee of Marin Community College District, we are pleased to inform you that you are eligible to participate in our 403(b) retirement plan. Our 403(b) plan allows you to contribute pre-tax dollars into an investment provider of your choice. Participation in the plan not only helps you prepare for a more financially secure future, it provides significant tax advantages today.

To learn more, order the booklet A Guide to Your California Retirement Benefits, available at no charge from our plan administrator, Tax Deferred Solutions (TDS), California’s largest independent provider of 403(b) and 457(b) plan administration services. In addition, you may also request a FREE estimate of your projected retirement benefits. Visit Tax Deferred Solutions (TDS) website to request your FREE information.

For additional information about 403(b) vendors and the products they offer, please visit 403bCompare website.

For additional information, visit our 403(b) and 457(b) website. 

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Other Benefit

Kaiser Permanente has teamed up with fitness industry leader ClassPass to make it easier for your employees to exercise from the comfort of their homes.