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If you have not taken the opportunity to renew your Life, AD&D or in-hospital plans or missed the grace period of Dec. 31, 2013, call our Insurance Administrator (Mercer Corporation) at 877-492-3862. You may not be able to get this coverage again in the future, or you may have to fill out additional paperwork.  

Mercer Corporation
As previously announced  in General Information Bulletin 35-13, Mercer Corporation (formerly Marsh U.S. Consumer) is the new plan administrator for the following CSEA insurance plans effective October 1, 2013. 

• Term Life/Dependent Life Insurance Plan
• AD&D Insurance
• In-Hospital Insurance
• Delta Dental Insurance
• VSP Insurance

As of October 2013, any currently enrolled members in the Life, AD&D or In-hospital plans should realize a decrease in premium (unless moving to a new level of benefit); however payroll deduction is no longer an option on the plans. 

Please contact Mercer at (877) 492-3862 if you have any questions or are interested in enrolling in the above plans.

Vision coverage
Vision Services Plan (VSP) is the largest provider of vision services in the California school system. This Web site includes information for plan members, including:

  • VSP provider directory
  • Verifying eligible benefits
  • Contacting Customer Service
  • Using your VSP benefit
  • Frequently asked questions

Members interested in purchasing a vision service plan should contact the administrator for these plans, Mercer at (877) 492-3862 to request an enrollment kit that will contain plan details and rates. There is also a 20% discount program (not an insurance plan) offered to members who do not qualify for district-paid coverage. Call Member Benefits at (866) 487-2732 for a discount coupon. This benefit applies to retirees as well. You cannot combine the voluntary insurance plan or your district coverage with the discount program.

Dental Coverage
Delta Dental of California’s Web site features several online resources to help you make the most of your dental plan. You can contact Customer Service, download and print necessary information and more. For the individual plan please call Mercer at (877) 492-3862.

AD&D Coverage
CSEA members automatically covered through CSEA—$5,000, anytime, anyplace. There is no need to activate; members are automatically enrolled through their membership in the union. Basic AD&D benefits are payable if you die or suffer a loss such as a hand or foot, sight in one eye, etc. This coverage also covers CSEA retirees. If you have questions on the free AD&D plan from CSEA they can contact Mercer at (877) 492-3862.

Your union membership entitles you to enroll in no-cost coverage for accidental death (AD) insurance. Enroll on the special insurance site to take advantage of up to $20,000* worth of no-cost accidental death coverage, provided by Union Plus for one full year. No medical exam. No hassle.

Or opt for even greater protection of up to $200,000* in Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage at affordable group rates - just for union members and their families - because in case of accidental death, your family may need the financial protection.

*All coverage is reduced by 50% at age of 70 and older. This reduction also applies even if you have attained the age of 70 when you first obtain coverage.

Disability income protection
American Fidelity Assurance Company proudly offers Disability Income Insurance protection to CSEA members.  Disability Insurance helps “protect your paycheck”.  If you were ever unable to work due to a covered accident or illness, a Disability Insurance plan would pay a portion of your income to help you and your family afford daily living expenses.  Learn more about American Fidelity’s Disability Income Insurance by calling (800) 365-9180 ext. 345.

Auto & Home Insurance
United Insurance Partners (UIP), offers CSEA members fast quotes, great service and low rates on auto, home and motorcycle insurance from numerous insurance companies. Get a FREE quote on your auto, home or motorcycle insurance and you'll get $10 just for checking UIP out. Call United Insurance Partners today at (800) 707-2360.