The Governing Board strongly supports a risk management program that protects district resources and promotes the safety of students, staff and the public. The Superintendent or designee shall establish a risk management program that uses effective safety and loss control practices.
The district shall strive to keep its liability at a minimum and its insurance premiums as low as possible while maintaining adequate protection. To determine the most economical means of insuring the district consistent with required services, the Superintendent or designee shall annually review the district's options for obtaining coverage, including qualified insurance agents, a joint powers agency, self-insurance or a combination of these means.
The Board reserves the right to remove an insurance agent-of-record or a participating agent whenever, in the judgment of the Board, such action becomes desirable for the best interests of the district. To attempt to minimize the district's exposure to liability, the Board shall adopt clear policies related to discrimination, harassment, safety procedures, and the timely handling of claims. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that these policies and related procedures are enforced fairly and consistently.
Fraud occurs when someone knowingly lies to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled or someone knowingly denies some benefit that is due and to which someone is entitled. Insurance fraud wastes millions of dollars each year. The California Department of Justice Fraud Division has established a method for insurers to report suspected insurance fraud. It is important to know that notification of insurance fraud may be made anonymously. You may contact any of the Fraud Division Regional Offices directly responsible for your county. Click here to make a good faith and anonymous report.
Risk Mgt/Health Benefits
Employee Injury Reporting
EVERY INJURY must be reported on an Employee Report of Injury form and given to your Supervisor and Risk Management. However, this does not mean that you must see the doctor. Risk Management will keep your Employee Report of Injury form on file should you need to seek treatment at a later date. Your supervisor must complete the Supervisor Report of Injury form also.
Should you need to seek treatment, please do the following.
1. Report your injury to your Supervisor AND complete an Employee Report of Injury form . These forms are also available at your site.
2. Call Company Nurse at 1 (877) 223-9307 , use group code SIRMA to report your injury. Do not see any doctor before reporting your injury to Company Nurse. They are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
3. Once you see the doctor, please do not report back to work until you have provided Risk Management with a copy of your doctor's note and completed the additional time sensitive paperwork given by Risk Management.
A predesignation form must be on file with Risk Management should you wish to see your own physician. For guidelines on who you can predesignate, please contact Risk Management.
Click for more Injury Prevention and Standards Information.
Helpful Community Info
Provided solely for helpful information. AVUHSD does not endorse any particular organization or company.
►Assistance Resources for Anyone Needing Help: Anthem Employees Assistance Program ~ Alcoholics Anonymous ~ Narcotics Anonymous ~ Gamblers Anonymous ~ Suicide Prevention ~ Community Resources Flyer.
►CPR/ First Aide Training: AVROP is an American Heart Association Training Center and offers dates for the Heartsaver First Aid CPR course as well as the BLS HCP (Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers) CPR class. You can register online at www.avrop.avhsd.org. Just click on the “Now enrolling” found on the home page in the announcement section.
►Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH), is a community based organization for local public health planning and intervention in the Antelope Valley. It is our vision that all children and families in the Antelope Valley will have optimal psychosocial, physical and environmental health. “Healthy People in a Healthy Antelope Valley” Their mission is to serve as a catalyst that enhances community health wellness and quality of life in the Antelope Valley through collaboration of local residents, agencies, faith based organizations and government entities. AVPH seeks to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and underserved population of the Antelope Valley. See more at Antelope Valley Partners for Health
►Emergency and Disaster Preparedness - Please click for more information from multiple resources to help you be prepared. A Public Safety and Emergency Expo will be held by City of Lancaster on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Click here for more information .
►Local Gym Memberships: Posted January 25, 2012 - Welcome to 2012, for those of you who have decided to make 2012 the year you decide to join the gym craze, please see the attached fliers below from four local gyms who are offering discounts on their membership fees. Please note: All membership questions must be directed to the gym of your choice. All membership fees are paid by you directly to the gym of choice, no payroll deductions can be taken. AVUHSD does not endorse any gym. 24hr fitness does not offer discounts. Informational Flyers for local gyms. 2013 UPDATE: Don’t forget the following gyms continue to offer discounts to our employees. Please contact them for 2013 discounts:
Curves- (661) 726 1980 (Jackman) or 661 718 2305 ( W. Ave L)
Ladies First- (661) 942 6496
Monster Fitness- (661) 723 8900
Palmdale Fitness- (661) 266 3200
Sport Club AV- (661) 942 9422
YMCA- (661) 723 9622
As of March 2013 24hr Fitness NOW OFFERS discounts!
►The Health Care website from the US Government is filled with helpful information - www.Healthcare.gov
Helpful Info: Fire Protection Plan - Report Statistics
►NFIRS Report: There are over 23 million incidents and 1 million fires annually in the United States. Visit the National Fire and Incident Reporting System to learn more.
►USFA Releases Report Civilian Fire Injuries in Residential Buildings. The report focuses on the causes and characteristics of fire injuries in residential buildings. The United States Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and practicing a home fire escape plan.
May 2, 2012 Emmitsburg, MD. – The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report today examining the characteristics of civilian fire injuries in residential buildings. The report, Civilian Fire Injuries in Residential Buildings (2008-2010) (PDF, 277 Kb), was developed by USFA's National Fire Data Center and is based on 2008 to 2010 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).
According to the report:
Seventy-six percentof all civilian fire injuries occurred as a result of fires in residential buildings.
Cooking(30 percent) was the primary cause for residential building fires that resulted in injuries.
Thirty-five percent of civilian fire injuries in residential buildings resulted from trying to control a fire followed by attempting to escape (26 percent).
Seventy-nine percent of injuries resulting from residential building fires involved smoke inhalation and thermal burns.
The leading human factor contributing to injuries in residential building fires was being asleep (55 percent).
Bedrooms(35 percent) were the leading location where civilian injuries occurred in residential building fires.
For further information regarding reports or any programs and training available at USFA, visit www.usfa.fema.gov.
Plans and Services
Jan Medema, Director of Human Resources
Telephone (661) 948-7655 Ext 248 or Ext 292
Risk Management Office Fax (661) 948-7486
2013-14 Plans and Services:
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To AVUHSD Employees, Teachers and Administrators
AVUHSD Health Fair on August 15, 2013 at Lancaster High School Cafeteria 2:00-5:30 PM
You have a limited time to make changes to your current health benefits plan. Please do not wait until the 4 pm deadline of August 26, 2013, as there will be a line of folks waiting in-front of you on that last day! Save yourself some hassle and please contact the Risk Management Department for either a convenient appointment time and to talk about your plan, or please come to the District Office BEFORE the August 26th deadline to submit your change forms! :)
Certificated Info, Enrollment and Change Forms
Unrepresented Info, Enrollment and Change Forms
Classified Employee Benefit Information
Classified Rates 11 & 12 Month Employees
Classified Rates 10 Month Employees
Classified Blue Cross or Kaiser Change Forms
Classified Change Form (use with above forms)
Classified Blue Cross or Kaiser Enrollment Forms
Classified Life Insurance Enrollment or Change Form
Employee Assistance Program
Blue Cross Website
Medical Eye Services Website
Delta Dental Website
Urgent Care List
Urgent Care - LOCAL Listing
SISC Health Website
2013-14 SUMMARY OF BENEFITS & COVERAGE
(plan descriptor with group # in parenthesis)
Kaiser $0 w ChiroVis w Rx 5
Kaiser $30 w ChiroVis w Rx10-30
Blue Cross 90 E $20 w Rx 7-25 (40565G, 40714A)
Blue Cross 100 A $10 w Rx 5-20 (40654C)
Blue Cross 100-B $0 w Rx 7-25 (40654A, 40654B)
Blue Cross 90 A $10 w Rx 7-25 (40654E, 40654D)
Blue Cross 100-B $0 w Rx 5-20 (40654F)
Blue Cross 80-L $30 w Rx9-35 (40714B, 40714 C, 40714 D)
Calif Care Premier 10/0 w Chiro Rx 3-151 (57AGUA, 57AGUE, 57AGUJ)
Please scroll below for News and Updates!
Health News and Events
► Posted November 19, 2013 (Emailed to all AVUHSD employees)
This only applies to our employees who are currently enrolled in our Blue Cross California Care plan.
Beginning January 1, 2014, our California Care HMO plan currently administered by the Anthem HMO Pharmacy Program will be administered by the SISC Express Scripts Pharmacy Program.
In December, each Anthem Blue Cross HMO subscriber will receive a Welcome Package from the Express Scripts Pharmacy Program as well as a new ID card with updated pharmacy information. It is very important that on or after January 1, 2014 you inform your pharmacy of the new Rx BIN number found on your new ID card. Prescriptions will be rejected under the prior Anthem HMO Rx BIN number.
The basic generic and brand co-pays will not be impacted by this change however, Walgreens is not in the SISC Express Scripts Pharmacy Program network. Members using Walgreens will need to transition to another pharmacy in order to continue with in-network coverage.
To help with a smooth transition, members are encouraged to refill any eligible prescriptions (both retail and mail order) through the current Anthem HMO Pharmacy Program prior to January 1, 2014.
For additional information, please click to read the notice of change letter.
►AVUHSD PERMANENT EMPLOYEES AND FAMILY MEMBERS 18 YEARS AND OLDER - FREE FLU SHOTS - A free flu shot clinic is being held at the District Office on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 10:00 AM- 4:30 PM. Please schedule your online appointment today at www.siscflushot.org. Appointments book quickly so don't delay! Posted September 11, 2013
►MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Open Enrollment Health Benefits Fair to change your Health Benefit Plan will be held on August 15, 2013 at Lancaster High School in the Cafeteria from 2:00 TO 5:30 PM! Posted July 20, 2013
►You have a limited time to make changes to your current health benefits plan. Please do not wait until the 4 pm deadline of August 26, 2013, as there will be a line of folks waiting in-front of you on that last day! Save yourself some hassle and please contact the Risk Management Department for either a convenient appointment time and to talk about your plan, or please come to the District Office BEFORE the August 26th deadline to submit your change forms! :)
►Posted June 26, 2013
- Prescription Drug Benefit Change - PPIs are a class of very effective and generally safe medicines used to treat heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and gastric ulcers. It has been widely reported that there is no discernible difference in effectiveness between the various PPIs available; however, they do differ significantly in cost. Effective August 1, 2013, the PPIs that will continue to be covered without a doctor's new review are omeprazole (generic for Prilosec) and omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate (generic for Zegerid). For details, click for informational flyer from Express Scripts.
►Posted Feburary 6, 2013:
- AVUHSD SISC MEMBERS, Pre-Register now for a free health screening event on March 13, 2013 in the District Office Board Room. Schedule an appointment at www.sischealth.com. Click for informational flyer.
Earn $170 Rewards~ You and anyone in your family can participate if they are age 18 or older and are currently enrolled in our SISC medical plan (Blue Cross PPO, California Care HMO, and Kaiser). Go to http://www.sischealth.com and follow the instructions. You may use your old username and password. If you don’t remember your username or password, there’s a link in the login page that will assist you. There will be two award cards, one for the $20 Health Screening, and another re-loadable one for the health activities on the Healthy Lifestyles portal. The information you provided when you logged in to the Health Smarts Program is confidential. DO Risk Management does not have your information including username, password, or when you will be getting your cash rewards. Please click HELP (upper right hand corner of the SISC LOGIN page) if you need assistance or have any questions. The health activities will start mid-March and must be completed before September 30, 2013. Flyers: Health Smarts and Kaiser Health Smarts
►Posted February 4, 2013:
- New insurance cards will be issued to all PPO and California Care members. Once you receive your new cards, please destroy your old cards. New medical cards for your dependents age 26 and under are not automatically mailed to them. Please call Member Services (1-800-322-5709-listed in the back of your card) to request for cards for your dependents. Kaiser is not sending any new cards.
- All PPO members - MDLive – Effective January 2013, SISC is partnering with MDLIVE to provide all PPO members only with on-demand 24/7 access to board-certified doctors and pediatricians by online video, phone, or secure e-mail. The phone number for this service will be listed on the back of the ID card. This will replace the 24/7 NurseLine. You will receive information in the mail regarding this service. You will be required to register online prior to using this service.
- All PPO- Medco/Express Scripts – Name change to Express Scripts. The Express Scripts logo will now be printed on the ID card instead of the Medco logo. The bin number will remain the same (610014). This number will direct the pharmacy to the correct Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) to use. In this case, the member must tell the pharmacy to use this bin number otherwise the claim will reject if the member merely states that they now have Express Scripts.
- Anthem Blue Cross HMO members - New HMO cards are being sent to clarify the 800 number for customer service which is for both medical and pharmacy.