Please take a look at pages 38 – 45 of the SISC Benefit Manual. Are these the plans we will be offering? If so the out of pocket cost for PPO plans DO NOT compare to what we have now! Now the Office Visit Co-pay is only $20, under SISC the Office Visit Co-pay is $60. The only plans that offer a lower or no cost co-pay are the HMO and Kaiser plans. How is this the same or better?
The manual is for general information purposes only and was not distributed by a Negotiations Team member to the membership. No plans have been selected. Per the mutually agreed to criteria plans offered must be equivalent or better than our existing plans offered through CalPERs. SISC offers over 100 plan options that can be customized to fit the needs of our membership. At a minimum there will be one Kaiser, one HMO and one PPO plan offered that is equivalent to the CalPERS plans. The membership can select three additional plans that are above or below the three minimum noted above.