2018 Open Enrollment for County Employees

Welcome to the 2018 Open Enrollment Webpage

Helping you and your families achieve and maintain good health – physical, mental and financial – is important to the County of San Luis Obispo. Effective January 1st, 2018 the County will change the medical insurance pool it utilizes to purchase insurance by switching from CalPERS to EIA Health. The transition to EIA Health will allow the County to provide equal, if not enhanced benefits plans to employees and retirees, still benefit from a risk-sharing pool for claims, and have the ability to actively engage in impacting premium rates.  With EIA Health, the County will have input into plan design, utilize claims experience to inform benefit offerings, review premium rates, and implement wellness initiatives.  In addition, the County will also benefit from enhanced benefits administration technology that simplifies employee enrollment by eliminating the paper enrollment process and providing a customized online portal for enrollment.

For additional information on the medical insurance pool transition to EIA Health please read our FAQs. Don’t see an answer to your question? Submit your question here and we will post an answer to the FAQs. Please check back again soon for additional information.

Mark Your Calendars for November 13 – 30, 2017

The 2018 Open Enrollment period is scheduled for November 13 – November 30, 2017. During this period, employees will be able to make updates to their medical, dental and vision plans as well as make dependent changes. The new plans will be effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. All employees will be required to make an active medical plan selection  including the ability to opt out for the 2018 plan year. Below is a high-level overview of how the EIA Health plans compare to the current CalPERS offering to aide employees in their decision making.


Current Plan

Comparable Plan(s)

Key Differences

CalPERS Select PPO

Anthem Select PPO

Same PPO Plan Design + Network

CalPERS Choice PPO

Anthem Choice PPO

Same PPO Plan Design + Network


Anthem Care PPO

Same PPO Plan Design + Network

Blue Shield Access + HMO

Anthem EPO

Same HMO Plan Design + PPO Network

Anthem Traditional HMO

Anthem EPO

Same HMO Plan Design + PPO Network

United Healthcare Signature Alliance

Anthem EPO

Same HMO Plan Design + PPO Network


Anthem Safety

Same Plan Design + Network


Links and Resources


BenXcel Online Enrollment


General Information


Open Enrollment Information Materials

  • Employee Benefits Brochure


Plan & Rates Information


Plan Overviews (Non-Medicare Plans)


Plan Overviews (Medicare 65+)


General Pharmacy Information


Medicare Pharmacy Information (Over 65)


Pharmacy Information (Under 65)


Carrum Health Information


Additional Forms


Anthem Medical Fliers

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