Open Enrollment 2018


To assist you with making decisions for the upcoming 2018 Benefits Open Enrollment, the Benefits Department has developed a list of frequently asked questions regarding your coverage under the district-sponsored medical, dental and vision insurance plans. Earlier this month, you received a letter dated October 02, 2017 from the Benefits Department with information on your 2017 Benefit Summary. You may want to review the information as you consider your options.

When is the Open Enrollment Period?
The Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will be held October 23, 2017 through November 09, 2017. All coverage information & the employee self service system will be available beginning October 23, 2017.

What happens to my benefits if I do not make any changes by the deadline of November 09, 2017? What if I do not want to make any changes?
Employees not making changes to current coverage do not need to take any action. The current coverage will continue through calendar year 2018 (January – December 2018). However, please review the rate information effective January 1, 2018 on by selecting the appropriate tab at the top of this page; “employee” “retiree” then selecting the union/chapter you belong to.

Once this enrollment period is closed, you will not have the opportunity to make additional changes until the next open enrollment period scheduled for the Fall of 2018. The only exception to this rule is if you experience a qualifying event as defined in the “LIFE EVENTS” section of the Benefits web-site at

How can I find out what coverage is available to me?
Information on the various plans available for your bargaining unit can found on the Benefits Department Webpage: under the “2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT” tab. You will be able to view the rates, medical and dental summary plan descriptions so that you can best determine which of the medical/dental plans offered best meets your needs and the needs of your family.

How can I change plans, add dependents, opt out of medical?
All plan changes must be done online through the Lawson Self-Service System This website only works in the PC Environment using Internet Explorer 8.9 or 9.0 from a District computer within the District network.

If you need additional information or have any questions about your employee/dependent enrollment status, please contact the Benefits Department located at the District’s main office located at 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911. The telephone number is 619.585.4420 and the office will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., For the week of Monday, November 6 through November 9, 2017 the office will remain open from 7:30a.m. through 6:00p.m The Benefits Office will also be open on Saturday November 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.