If we decide to move over to SISC, will we get to choose from several providers like our current contract offers?

If we decide to move over to SISC, will we get to choose from several providers like our current contract offers? I heard Zak Gallegos mention we would have to choose between Anthem and Blue Shield. Our current contract with CalPERS offers Anthem Select, Anthem Traditional, Blue Shield Access+, Health Net Salud y Mas, Health Net SmartCare, Kaiser Permanente, Sharp, and United Healthcare. Are you saying we have to choose either Kaiser or only one other plan?

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SISC offers the following Providers; Kaiser, Anthem and Blue Shield which makes up 69% of the current membership Provider selections. 22% of the membership opt out leaving 9% of the membership in a Provider other than Kaiser, Anthem or Blue Shield. CSEA 262 will need to vote on a Provider combination of either Kaiser/Anthem or Kaiser/Blue Shield. Once a Provider combination is selected there will be over 100 plan options that can be customized to meet CSEA 262's needs.

 

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