Human Resources2020 Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment For Benefited Employees
September 9 - October 4, 2019
Deadline is 5 pm, October 4, 2019

Learn. Explore. Decide

This is the time of the year for all benefited employees to review their benefits and make any changes, if needed. Representatives from all the medical plans will be available on September 20, 2019, in De Anza Campus Center Conference Room A & B to answer any medical plan questions. You may also visit the CalPERS website at Click on to get complete information about your medical plan options. You will have the option of enter your zip code to find out which plan options are available to you. It is very important to find out beforehand if your doctor accepts the plan you select; if it is a new doctor, make sure he/she is accepting new patients.

If you do not wish to make any changes to your medical, dental, and vision, there is no need to do anything. If you wish to continue enrollment in the Flexible Spending Account and/or Health Care/Dependent Care Programs, you are required to re-enroll online annually. To enroll in Supplemental Life insurance and/or make changes to level of existing coverage, you must elect coverage online via iElect and complete Hartford application online right after you confirm your iElect election prior to the deadline of October 4, 2019.  Hartford reserved the right to underwrite the policy. Additionally, if you wish to participate in MetLife Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Group Accident, and MetLaw Legal Plan) for the first time, you must enroll online.  

Important Reminder: When adding new dependents online, you must also submit ALL required documentation such as Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate (Passport is accepted), and Social Security cards, for all dependents, to the District HR/Benefits Unit no later than 5pm, Friday, October 4, 2019 in order for benefits to be activated effective January 1, 2020. No exceptions.

Benefits Fair & iElect Online Enrollment Assistance Sessions

Open Enrollment checklist and key dates

2020 Health Plan Changes Highlight

2020 PPO Plan Designs Comparison

2020 CalPERS Benefits Newsletter

2020 FHDA Benefits Newsletters

Important Notices

How to Enroll into Benefits Online (Secova) - Actives

To log on, please complete the fields as the following (sample):  


LOGIN: Last 4 digits of your SSN, followed immediately by the MONTH, DATE, and the YEAR of your birth date(e.g. last 4 digits of SSNMMDDYYYY)

PIN: Your PIN was sent to you by mail


Follow the instructions for recovering your PIN (sample):

Click on this link to REQUEST YOUR PIN: You must use your standard District-issued email address (ending in only) to receive your PIN by email. Please do NOT use your personal email address such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc, the system will not recognize it).


iElect Online Enrollment Hands-On Assistance Sessions

Attend an iElect Online Enrollment session and get assistance in:

1. Step-by-step help enrolling online: 

2Retrieving your password or username

3. Ask any last-minute questions about benefit changes or programs

Notes: iElect will be available online starting 12:01am, Monday, September 9, 2019

DEADLINE: Your online election must be completed by 5pm, Friday, October 4, 2019

2020 CalPERS Health Benefits Summary

2020 OptumRx Prescription

2020 Health Plan Summary of Benefits

2020 Health Plan Evidence of Coverage

Contact Information for Benefit Providers

2020 Monthly Contributions for Actives (Contract Employees), Retirees, and PT Faculty

2020 Monthly Rates for Survivors and COBRA Groups

2020 Monthly Imputed Incomes Rates for Same-Sex Domestic Partners Coverage

2020 CalPERS Health Programs Full-Premium Rates

Required Documents:

If enrolling a spouse or a child/adopted child/economic dependent the following documents are required:

  • Marriage Certificate (Spouse)
  • Birth Certificate (Dependent Child)
  • Adoption Certificate (Adopted Child)
  • Affidavit of Parent - Child Relationship
  • Copies of Social Security Cards for All Dependents

2020 Flexible Spending Account (FSA):

Take Action:

  • Carefully review all benefits plan options and costs before making any enrollment decisions for you and your family members.
  • When adding dependents, you are required to serve the District with the required documents such as marriage/birth certificates (passport is acceptable), and copies of social security cards for all dependents by the Open Enrollment deadline of 5pm, October 4, 2019.
  • Please contact the vendor directly for questions related to plan specifics.
  • If you have questions regarding open enrollment, please contact FHDA Benefits Unit at 650-949-6224 or via email:
  • Open Enrollment election must be completed online by 5pm, October 4, 2019.
  • The effective date for all changes made during open enrollment will be January 1, 2020.
  • Paperwork received after October 4, 2019 deadline is not accepted
  • You may fax your documentation to Benefits Unit via fax: 650-949-6299 or pdf/email

If there is a discrepancy between this information and the official plan documents and contracts, the official documents will always govern.