Health (medical, dental, vision)

Required Health Care Reform Notices

Medical

Kaiser HMO Plan - (800) 464-4000

  • Group Numbers
    • 104317-0100 (Active)
    • 104317-0101 (Retirees)
    • 104317-7101 (COBRA)
    • 104317-5200 (Part Time Faculty)

PPO Health Plan – (858) 292-3542

  • Group Numbers
    • JPAK052 – A (Active)
    • JPAK052 – B (Retirees, Group II)
    • JPAK052 – BB (Retirees, Group I)
    • JPAK052 – C (COBRA)

Express Scripts (for prescriptions covering a 90-day supply) – (800) 206-4005

PPO Prescription Drug Plan: The PPO prescription drug plan has changed for maintenance medications (such as those for diabetes or high blood pressure). The plan will only cover maintenance medications if ordered through Express Scripts’ mail order pharmacy. Express Scripts can assist employees in changing their maintenance prescriptions from local pharmacies to mail order delivery, and may be contacted at (800) 235-4357 or visit the Express Scripts website at http://express-scripts.com. For questions regarding these changes, please contact Lucy Nelson, Benefits Specialist, at ext. 2889 or lnelson@palomar.edu.

Register online to order refills: www.express-scripts.com

ESI Home Delivery FAQs

OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions (formerly known as PacifiCare Behavioral Health) -  (800) 999-9585

Dental

Delta Dental:  (866) 499-3001

Delta Preferred Option is for employees hired on or after January 1, 1996

Delta Premier is for employees hired before January 1, 1996

Vision

Vision Service Plan (VSP) – (800) 877-7195

Employee Assistance

EASE – Employee Assistance Service for Educators: (800) 722-EASE (3273)

Palomar College provides the EASE service, free of charge, to all employees and their family members. EASE is a professional, confidential service to help you resolve your personal or job-related problems. EASE specialists are licensed, trained therapists who will assess the nature of your problem(s) during one or several meetings with you, and assist with brief problem solving if appropriate. If ongoing assistance is necessary, referral options will be discussed with you. Any referral may involve charges which will be your responsibility. A brochure with more detailed information is available in Human Resources.  For more information, visit the EASE website.

For more information about benefits, please contact Lucy Nelson, Benefits Specialist, at ext. 2889.