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Plans for
Current Employees


For more information, please contact Human Resources

Phone: (562) 985-7385

All submissions are due by Friday, December 6th at 3:00pm.

Below is a detailed breakdown of all medical, dental, and vision plan options available.

If you are interested in enrolling into a new plan or adding/deleting dependents, please complete the corresponding plan enrollment form and return it to Human Resources by Friday, December 6th at 3:00pm.

If you are satisfied with your current medical, dental, or vision coverage and do not want to make any changes, no further action is required during the open enrollment period. Your existing coverage selections for 2013 will be rolled over to the 2014 calendar year, at the 2014 plan rates.

For your convenience, here is a summary of all plan rates for 2014.

Medical Plan Option

The Shops will continue to offer the same choice of medical plan benefits as we did last year. These plans include: Kaiser HMO; Anthem Blue Cross HMO & HMO Select; and two PPO options including the High Deductible PPO with an HSA. This year we are also introducing a third PPO option under the Anthem Elements Choice PPO plan.

Your plan options are provided below.

Dental Plan Options

The Shops will continue to offer the same choice of dental plan benefits as we did last year. These plans include: MetLife PPO Plan and the MetLife/Safeguard DHMO plan.

Vision Plans

The Shops will continue to offer the same vision plan benefits as we did last year. Our plan of choice has been VSP.

Additional Programs

Voluntary Life and Accident Death & Dismemberment Plan

This year we will continue to offer a Voluntary Life and Accident Death and Dismemberment Plan (AD&D). This plan will allow you to purchase additional life and/or AD&D coverage for you and your family. They are offered through MetLife, the same carrier who provides your dental, life and disability coverage. Both provide a piece of mind that your family will be provided for should something unexpected happen.

Flexible Spending Account Option

The Flexible Spending Account is a voluntary plan where you elect to have automatic deductions taken from your check and put into a Flex Plan so that you do not pay taxes on that amount. The money that you elect to deduct can either be used to reimburse you for medical expenses and/or for childcare expenses that you incur during the year, depending on the deduction amounts for each plan in which you enroll. Your participation in the Flexible Benefits Plan is voluntary. Enrollment is not automatic, and you must re-enroll each year to participate.

New this year:

FSA account-holders can now carry over up to $500 into the next plan year, effective for 2013 into 2014. However, after December 31, 2013, the FSA use-it-or-lose-it rule will still apply to amounts over $500. In addition, the $500 does not count toward the $2,500 limit on FSA contributions, which was an Affordability Care Act requirement that started in 2013. That means a total of $3,000 can be contributed to employees´ FSAs for the 2014 plan year, but $500 of that has to be carried over from 2013, and only $500 can be carried into the following plan year.

Benefits Waiver Program

The Forty-Niner Shops offers a Benefits Waiver Program to help manage your benefits coverage. If you have medical, dental, and vision coverage outside of the Shops, the Benefits Waiver Program pays you cash in lieu of medical coverage. You must provide proof of coverage to participate. To learn more about this program, please see the “Benefits Waiver Program” summary below.