• The following is an overview of the benefits provided by PSUSD. For additional information on benefits offered and eligibility requirements, please select the appropriate Employee Group.

  • Palm Springs Unifed School District offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. This includes:

    • A selection of HMO and PPO medical plans
    • Three dental plan options
    • Vision coverage
    • District-paid employee basic life insurance (ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 based on position)
    • District-paid Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) - (ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 based on position)
    • An employee assistance program
    • A district wellness program
    • A WellBeing Club

    In addition to district paid benefits, there are a wide variety of voluntary benefits available, including, but not limited to:

    • A legal plan
    • Voluntary term life insurance
    • Voluntary term AD&D insurance
    • Long term care insurance
    • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) with allowable high deductible medical plans
    • Flexible savings accounts for medical and dependent daycare reimbursement


    Retirement information:


    If you are a CalSTRS member, you can contact CalSTRS at 800-228-5453 or visit them at


    If you are a CalPERS member, you can contact CalPERS at 888-225-7377 or visit them at

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  • Medical Benefits - Classified / Teamsters

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    Northwest Administrators (NWA) / Teamsters Miscellaneous Trust Fund administers Medical and Vision benefits for Teamsters I & II employees. 

    • Kaiser HMO 
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross PPO

    NWA Member Services: (877) 214-8928

     Anthem Blue Cross logo  Kaiser Permanente logo


    Health Works logo

    An Employee Member Assistance Program (EMAP) that offers help for mental health and substance abuse concerns. You are also entitled to legal/financial assistance. All discussions between you and your clinical professional are confidential.

    HMC HealthWorks Overview


    Medical Benefits - Certificated, Confidential & Management

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     Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC) administers medical benefits for Certificated, Confidential & Management employees.

    • Kaiser HMO
    • Blue Shield HMO 10
    • Blue Shield HMO Trio
    • Blue Shield PPO 80-G
    • Blue Shield PPO 100-B

    SISC Member Services: (661) 636-4576

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    Life and AD&D Insurance

    Life Insurance and Accidental Death Benefits are provided, at no cost to the employee, for all employees working four or more hours per day or at least 20 hours per week. The amount of basic life insurance is dependent on employee group classification while the AD&D is in the amount of $2,000 for everyone.

    Additional Accidental Death Insurance may be purchased, by the employee, for the employee and/or dependents.


     Employee assistance program

    When you need more resources to manage it all, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professionals can help. The EAP provides information, guidance and support to help you and your family reach your personal and professional goals, manage daily stresses and develop fulfilling relationships.

     Employee Assistance Program Overview




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    Blue Shield PPO plans include MDLive, 24/7/365 on-demand access to affordable, quality healthcare. Anytime, Anywhere. With MDLIVE, you can visit with a doctor from your home, office or on the go. Our network of Board Certified doctors is available by phone or secure video to assist with non-emergency medical conditions.

    MDLive Overview


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    Blue Shield HMO plans include TELADoc, a service where U.S. board-certified doctors are available 24/7/365 to resolve many of your non-emergency medical issues through phone or video consults. When you need care, a Teladoc doctor is just a call or click away.

    Advance Medical Overview 




    A new benefit that’s available to Blue Shield of California members! The benefit can help qualified participants lose weight and reduce their risk of developing diabetes. It’s a healthy lifestyle program that’s available at no cost. If you qualify, you’ll pay absolutely nothing for the program.

    Solera4me Overview