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The County of Santa Cruz offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their dependents.


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Member Education Bulletin

May Educational Opportunities

May Webinar

The Service Credit Purchases webinar will cover information about the types of Service Credit available as well as eligibility, cost and possible benefit. We will also go over how to request the cost, along with the payment options and other factors to consider.

CalPERS will host the 20-minute Service Credit Purchases webinar, May 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.

Visit our Member Education page and scroll down to Upcoming Events to register for this webinar.

CalPERS Benefits Education Events

The CalPERS Benefits Education Events (CBEEs) are coming to Olympic Valley and Riverside! The CBEEs offer informative event classes on subjects such as retirement, health benefits, Social Security, my|CalPERS & your retirement options, and deferred compensation that are designed for early thru mid-career members as well as those nearing retirement.

Find full details including schedules by visiting the CalPERS Benefits Education Events page on our website. We look forward to seeing you there.

Social Security & Your CalPERS Pension

Learn how your CalPERS pension may affect your Social Security benefit.

CalPERS Videos

Visit the CalPERSNetwork to view past web events and educational videos on retirement and CalPERS benefits, including our Planning Your Financial Future series.

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List of Physicians for Dignity Health Medical Network (aka: PMG) and PAMF

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Don’t Forget to use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds!


Tips to avoid losing your funds

Log in to the PayFlex member website at then:

  • Check your account balance on My Dashboard.
  • Click on the Financial Center, select your FSA from the drop down menu. Here you can view your claim filing deadline and number of days left to spend your FSA dollars.
  • View a list of common eligible expense items under Quick Links to decide how to spend your remaining funds.
  • On the new user friendly PayFlex Website, submit your eligible claims before the annual PayFlex filing deadline of March 31st. You can also do this through the PayFlex Mobile® app, complete a paper claim form and fax, or mail it directly to PayFlex.


Visit your PayFlex member website, and click Contact Us. PayFlex is available to help Monday – Friday,

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT.

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Notes on re-enrolling into County Medical Coverage

Employees who opted-out of medical coverage during Open Enrollment for the 2018 Plan Year (September 11, 2017 – October 6, 2017). If you need to re-enroll into County medical coverage in the future due to loss of coverage or any other qualifying life event, you will need to submit the following documents to the Benefits Division within the Personnel Department:

  • HBD12
  • Proof of loss of alternate coverage 

**Please Note:   If you were enrolled in H-Care prior to opting out of County medical coverage, you will need to submit a new H-Care form to re-enroll in this program as well.

If you have any questions or need to submit enrollment forms, you can contact the Benefits Office Hotline at
(831) 454-2241, the Personnel Fax line at (831) 454-2245, or the Benefits Office Email at

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Pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) employers are required to take the following actions related to healthcare coverage:

  • Issue employees proof of coverage statements (1095-C).
  • Submit required reporting to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about the coverage offered to employees.

The attached document contains frequently asked questions and answers about the 1095-C to provide a better understanding of the form and what to do when you receive one.


Contact Us

Benefits Unit
701 Ocean Street, Room 510
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
FAX: 831-454-2245
Benefits Hotline:  831-454-2241
Benefits Questions: email link


Dependent Care


Health Care Flexible Spending Account

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