Employee Benefit Information

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees which includes Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) group health insurance. The Benefit Guides listed below are single source documents that provide information that employees need to make informed benefit choices. The guides include information on 

  • Accidental Death
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Disability and Leave Management
  • Dismemberment Insurance(s)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health
  • Life
  • Vision

Placer Booklet Icon2020 Employee Benefit Guide (PDF) for current rates
2021 Employee Benefit Guide (PDF) for rates and plans effective January 1, 2021.

Health Plan Comparison Tool & Resources

Log into your myCalPERS account to explore your health plan options. Verify that your healthcare provider will accept the CalPERS plan you are electing.  If you do not have an account, it takes only minutes to create one and will allow you to access customized health information and has tools and resources to help you with your health insurance provider decisions. 

You may also refer to the CalPERS Health Benefit Summaries
CalPERS Health Benefit Summary 2020 (HBD-110) (PDF)
CalPERS Health Benefit Summary 2021 (HDB-110) (PDF)
and the CalPERS publication Your Guide to Choosing a Health Plan (PDF) to assist you.

  1. Anthem HMOs & PPOs
  2. Blue Shield
  3. Kaiser Permanente
  4. United Healthcare
  5. Western Health Advantage

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  • Anthem Select HMO
  • Anthem Traditional HMO
  • CalPERS - PERS Care, PERS Choice, and PERS Select PPOs
  • PORAC PPO

Still Have Questions?

https://www.anthem.com/ca/calpers/
CalPERS PPO Members
Call (877) 737-7776
TDD: (818) 234-5141

CalPERS HMO Members
Call (855) 839-4524
TDD: (818) 234-3547

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While not a health plan option, OPTUMRx is the pharmacy care services manager for Anthem Blue Cross.
https://www.optumrx.com/oe_calpers/landing