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Benefits Information

Welcome to the Health and Welfare Benefits page. This page provides information about the Health and Welfare benefits offered to employees.
The benefits plan year runs from from October 1st through September 30th of each year.


   Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year runs from August 9th to September 10th,
   2021. You may review and update your benefit elections through the Ease Benefits portal during
   this period. This is the only time to update or change your benefit selections between
   October and September each year unless you experience a "qualifying event" (birth, marriage,
   out-of-state move, etc.). 
 Benefit rates and enrollment guides are included here:
   American Fidelity (AF), go to to schedule a virtual
   appointment.  Select a date and time, and an AF representative will contact you, send a link, and
   walk you through enrollment and answer any questions.

   If you have any questions please contact MBUSD Benefits at


Anthem Blue Cross- Group # 280549
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) Options:
Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Options:
Is your Doctor and Anthem Provider? Anthem Blue Cross- Find a Provider
If you selected any of the Anthem Blue Cross plans, we encourage you to go to Anthem's website, and register. You can register using either the ID number from your insurance card, or your social security number.
Kaiser Permanente- Group # 231396
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) Options:
Delta Dental- Group # 7026
Vision Service Plan (VSP)- Group # 30069055
Below is a link to the claims page. Here you can file a claim directly or download a form. There are many claim forms available. The most common are:
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Spending Account

District-provided Benefits: The Hartford

The district pays for long term insurance and life insurance coverage for all employees that work at least fifty percent at no cost to employees. Click the appropriate link below for an overview of these benefits:
Please note that employees must designate a beneficiary through the insurance portal.
Traveling during your summer break?  Anthem Blue Cross has provided the following member information for those who may need to seek out-of-area non-emergency and urgent care services:


COBRA is the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act which amended the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Internal Revenue Code and the Public Health Service Act to provide continuation of group health coverage that otherwise might be terminated. COBRA provides certain former employees, retirees, spouses, former spouses, and dependent children the right to temporary continuation of health coverage at group rates. This coverage, however, is only available when coverage is lost due to certain specific events. Rights under COBRA

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