Healthcare

**Attention SVFT Members**

Salinas Union High School District certificated employees (teachers, counselors, psychologists, SLP) are changing health care providers effective October 1, 2017.  The health care provider will be changed from the Monterey Bay Public Employees Trust (MBPET) to the Municipalities, Colleges, Schools Insurance Group (MCSIG).  Questions concerning MCSIG Plan Offerings can be answered at 831-755-8055.

 

Members of SVFT receive healthcare benefits through the Monterey Bay Public Employee’s Trust.

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MBET’s website can be found at www.mbpet.net. Helpful resources at the MBPET website include:

2014 Update:
On 8/26/2014 Board Approved 1 % ($11.16) increase to H&W cap, retro active to July 1, 2013. New rates are effective October 1,2014; deductions begin with the September 30,2014 paycheck.

Here’s the updated schedule of payroll deductions:

SVFT health and welfare payroll deductions schedule, following 1% increase in cap, effective10-1-14
Also available in PDF (518 KB)

Our healthcare benefits are purchased through MBPET, but they are administered through Pacific Health Alliance (PHA). There are three benefit plan options available to SVFT members:

  • Managed Care Plan

  • Medical Choice Plan

  • EPO Plan

MBPET is a “jointly managed trust,” which is described as:

A Jointly Managed Trust is employees and employers working together year-round to purchase health care benefits. Technically, a Jointly Managed Trust (JMT) is a Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association (VEBA) described in IRS Code Section 501(c) (9). A Board of Trustees, including teacher representatives, contract with various health care providers, govern a trust and design health care plans to best meet the needs of your members. Through this joint effort, benefit costs may be lower, new benefit ideas can be explored, and problems that arise can be dealt with immediately.
(from http://archive.cta.org/MemberBenefits/Jointly.htm; see also www.cvtrust.org/Downloads/CVTJointlyManagedTrustBroch.pdf.)

William E. Casper is the Trust Executive Director, and can be contacted at (831) 757 2385 or bcasper@pgaadmin.com.

SVFT, MBPET, SUHSD and PHA staff are available to answer your questions about your healthcare coverage:

MBPET Trustees:

  • Katie Basler (katharine.basler@salinasuhsd.org)
  • Kyle Samuels (kyle.samuels@salinasuhsd.org)

SUHSD Benefits Questions:

  • Tracy Yamamoto 796-7079

Pacific Health Alliance: