Do single employees MUST now choose Kaiser in order to avoid paying out of pocket cost?

"Q&A states: 'If the Chapter chooses to move to SISC, the District contribution would be increased to cover the cost of a Kaiser Family plan. This new funding structure will ensure Single payers have no out of pocket cost due to an increase in rates.'

Does this mean that single employees (that previously had fringe benefits (pocketed the difference)) MUST now choose Kaiser in order to avoid paying out of pocket cost?"

ANSWER

No. If the membership moves to SISC, Single payers can choose between Kaiser and one other provider (Blue Cross or Blue Shield) with no out of paycheck cost. Single payers who have the fringe benefit will most likely be grandfathered into the new contract with SISC.

 

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