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COVID-19 Benefit Resources

These resources are available to you and your family members.  Please contact the Benefits Department for additional questions.


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Mental Wellness and Support

Please view the resources below that can be accessed by you and your dependents.


UnitedHealthcare Emotional Support Line

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) is offering a free emotional support line for both members and non-members.  The line is staffed 24/7 by mental health specialists.  In additional to counseling, the support line also provides a referral for community resources for financial and legal matters.

Call (866) 342-6892


Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

As a reminder, employees who are enrolled in a District medical plan can access the EAP through Optum.  Employees and members of their household can obtain up to 5 free face-to-face counseling sessions for each incident.  Services through the EAP are confidential.  The EAP also provides a referral for community resources such as financial and legal matters.  Access to this benefit is availiable 24/7.

Access Virtual Visits

How Can the EAP Help?

Call (888) 625-4809 or
Access code: veba


Digital Mental Wellness Benefits


Sanvello Health
Employees enrolled in any District medical plan can access the Sanvello Health app at no charge.  The app offers meditation, peer support, guided lessons and assessments  Search in your app store and download the app for free.




Kaiser members can access the myStrength app.  It provides personalized programs with interactive activities, in-the-moment coping tools, inspirational resources and community support.  The app has a new feature specifically designed to help one cope with fear or anxiety related to the coronavirus.



Virtual Medical Office Visit Information


Click on logos for more information.



UHC HMO Network 1
UHC HMO Network 2
UHC HMO Alliance HMO $20/$30
UHC HMO Alliance HMO HRA 1200



Kaiser HMO




VEBA Resource Center

District employees enrolled in a district medical plan can access benefits through the VEBA Resource Center (VRC).

The VEBA Resource Center is a caring and safe environment that supports VEBA members as they define their path to well-being. Everyone’s health care journey is unique, so we help our members find the resources that work for them. The VRC is centered around you.

​Most health care systems are designed for efficiencies, which does not give people the space they need to explore their most pressing issues. At the VRC, we look at chronic disease more often as the symptom of greater underlying challenges, as opposed to the singular challenge to solve.

The VRC can provide personalized plan services in:

  • mental health & education
  • movement
  • stress reduction
  • nutrition and cooking

Visit their website for more information.

Flexible Spending Accounts


Changes to Your Healthcare Spending Account


Over-the-counter products and medication now covered by Healthcare Flexible Spending Account


Qualifying Events that Allow for Changes to Your Dependent Care Spending Account

Below are a few events that will allow for you to change your election amount and in some cases, terminate the benefit.  Please contact the Benefits Department no later than 30 days of the event occuring.  In some cases, documentation may be required.

  • Child care facility has closed 
  • Child ages out of eligibility for child care facility
  • Spouse has reduced work hours or became unemployed and child care is no longer needed
Retirement Readiness

Financial Wellness
With the current volatility in the market, now is an even better time to ensure you understand your options and how to continue to remain on track.

Retirement Plan Advisor
(619) 417-4122

Retirement Plan Advisor
(858) 265-7019


Local Medical Provider Coronavirus Websites

Below are some of the major medical providers in San Diego.  Please be sure to keep up-to-date on how to access care with your provider.

  •  Temporary location closures
  •  Updated office hours
  •  Visitor guidelines


Kaiser Permanente




Rady Children's Hospital


Legal Services

Disaster Relief Plan

MetLife Legal Plans is offering document review and consultation through July 31, 2020, at no cost to employees of the district.  

Employees can contact the MetLife Network Attorneys to get answers to questions related to legal issues they may be facing as well as have attorneys review legal documents.

You do not have to be enrolled in this plan to access this limited benefit.  Click on the following for more information.

MetLife Disaster Relief


Current Participants (formerly Hyatt Legal)

Are you enrolled in this plan?  Please click on the link below to see what benefits it offers you.  As a reminder, you are able to create a living trust or will under this plan.  

As a participant, your benefits are greater in scope than the limited disaster relief benefits described above.

Summary of Benefits

* The next enrollment period for this plan is open enrollment this fall with an effective date of January 1, 2021.


As a reminder, you may have enrolled in any of the voluntary benefit plans.  You can log into Workday to see if you are enrolled in the plan.

Colonial Life Income Protection Plans

  • Accident
  • Cancer
  • Critical Illness
  • Short-term Disability
  • Hospital Confinement

If you are interested in enrolling in these benefits, a special window is available now.  Please contact our representative:

Brian Akian
Sr. Account Executive
(714) 609-1605


Hartford Voluntary Life Insurance Plans

While there is no special window to enroll in these plans or change coverage amounts, we would like to remind you to review and update your beneficiary as needed.  You can update your beneficiary at any time in Workday.


Last Updated: 04/27/2021
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