Employee Benefits

  • For a comparison of all plans, instructions on how to enroll, and additional benefit information select the 2018-2019 Benefits Guide in the "Additional Resources" section to the right of the page. Below are the medical, dental, and vision benefits currently offered by PUSD.

Medical Coverage

  • Pasadena Unified School District partners with SISC (Self-Insured Schools of California) as administrators of medical plans for UTP, CSEA, and APSA members.  Below are the current medical plans to choose from, click on the plan to view the summary details:

    Blue Shield PPO

    Blue Shield HMO

    Kaiser HMO

    What is SISC?  SISC is a Joint Power Authority that manages medical insurance plans for a number of school districts. SISC is able to negotiate reasonable and stable rates for medical insurance directly with carriers like Blue Shield and Kaiser. These rates are possible because of the large number of members within SISC's network. In Addition, SISC is able to offer added benefits at no additional cost to members. Examples of additional benefits include the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Smarts, Annual Health Screenings, and no “doughnut-hole” medicare supplemental plans.


    Northwest Administrators manage medical plans for Teamsters members.

    Teamsters - Anthem Blue Cross 

    Teamsters - Kaiser 

Dental Coverage

Vision Coverage

  • All eligible CSEA, UTP, and APSA employees have 2 options for vision coverage. These plans are voluntary and at full cost to employees. Eligible Teamster members are automatically enrolled in VSP through Northwest Administrators.

    VSP (Vision Service Plan)

    Spectera/UHC (United Health Care)

Life Insurance

  • PUSD provides a $10,000 life insurance policy for all active, monthly, full-time employees at no cost. This policy is through the life insurance company UNUM. Employees may purchase additional amounts of term life insurance for themselves and family members subject to limitations based on age and income. Initial enrollment and options for additional coverage are part of the new hire enrollment process in Plan Source.