Santa Cruz IHSS Benefit Information


Minimum Work Requirement: You must work and be paid for a minimum of 80 hours per month for two consecutive months. (You must continue to meet the minimum work requirement to remain eligible.)

Correct Completion of Timecards: Your timesheet must be completed correctly, without alterations or whiteout, signed by both Provider and Recipient and reflect accurately the number of hours worked for that recipient for each day during the pay period.

Timesheet Deadline: To keep benefits and/or remain on the waitlist, correctly completed timesheets must be received in the mail at the Timesheet Processing Facility in Chico, CA by the 15th of each month for hours worked the previous month.


Enrollment in the health plan is dependent on county funding. If the health plan reaches the maximum, a wait list will be established and members will be added on a first come, first served basis.


Kaiser Permanente Medical benefits — Click HERE for Full Benefit Summary in English or click HERE for Full Benefit Summary in Spanish

  • Access to Kaiser doctors and facilities only
  • $20 Office Visit Copay
  • $10 Generic / $30 Brand Name Prescription Copay

The following dental coverage is included with your medical coverage:
United Health Care Dental benefits — Click HERE for Full Benefit Summary.

  • Access to United Health Care dentists only
  • No copayment on many diagnostic and preventative services
  • Set copayments on major services

The following VSP coverage is also included with your medical coverage:
Vision Service Plan benefits — Click HERE for Full Benefit Summary.

  • Plan A
  • $25 Copayment
  • Exam every 12 months
  • Lenses and frames every 24 months (up to $130 frame allowance)


At this time, the benefits are available at a cost of $40 per month for Kaiser, United Health Care Dental, and VSP. The premium will be deducted from your paycheck once you are enrolled. These benefits are for IHSS providers only; they do NOT include spouse or dependent coverage.


For information regarding your eligibility for insurance, please contact the Health Care Trust at 800-824-3316 OR email; English, Spanish, Russian Speakers available; Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

  • Santa Cruz IHSS Support – (831) 454-4036
  • SEIU Local 2015 – (855) 810-2015
  • Kaiser Permanente – (800) 464-4000 or visit
  • United Health Care – (800) 999-3367 or visit
  • VSP – (800) 877-7195 or visit
  • For COBRA Information: Benefit Resource Inc. – (800) 473-9595
  • Online timesheets –