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Frequently Asked Questions - Benefits

FUSD Annual Open Enrollment for Health Benefits


Q: When is Open Enrollment this year and how do I participate?

A:  Open Enrollment is 9/11/19 through 09/30/2019 for dental and/or vision plans, and 9/11/19 through 10/04/2019 for the CalPERS medical plans. During Open Enrollment, you may enroll in, change, or delete medical/dental/vision plans or add eligible family members who are not currently enrolled. This year we will be sending all forms via email, with a link to the forms. The forms can be filled out, signed, and submitted online.

Q: Do I have to use the online forms; can I still send the paper application forms?

A: Open Enrollment flyers will be sent to the sites in addition to the emailed Open Enrollment notification. We will still accept the paper forms, but encourage the use of the online application form. The online format will allow for more efficient processing of the many transactions we receive during open enrollment. The enrollee will also receive email confirmation of the submission to use as a receipt. If there is missing or incorrect information on the submitted forms, they can quickly be emailed back to the enrollee, thus eliminating a trip to HR to fix the form/add missing signatures.

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Help document for filling out forms after you receive you login email - FUSD Benefits Help and Rate Info

If you are having Google/Gmail login issues, please contact the IT department Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 510-659-2575 extension 12611.  The Benefits Department is unable to provide login information or reset passwords. 

Q: ​What about dependent verification documents? I am adding my spouse/child, and I can not scan/upload the documents.

A: The dependent verification documents (birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.) can ALSO be submitted in person in HR, sent through interoffice mail, or faxed/emailed. There is a 30-day grace period for providing the dependent verification documents.  We will accept copies.

​Q: Why is there a different open enrollment and effective date for medical coverage as opposed to dental and vision coverage?

A: The open enrollment period and effective date for medical insurance is set by CalPERS; we are bound by our contract with CalPERS to follow the dates they have determined. The dental and vision open enrollment periods are pre-determined by the respective plans, with an effective date of October 1st. Medical plans are effective 1/1/20.

For more information, please contact Fremont Unified School District 
Human Resources, Benefits Desk
(510) 659-2556 ext. 12282 or 12283