This program is designed for a limited number of IHSS providers who are not eligible
for Medi-Cal, Medicare, or other health insurance.
The Individual Providersâ€™ (IP) health benefits plan is contracted through Select Benefits
which provides separate plans for Health, Dental, and Vision. Select Benefits, Inc.
is the administrator and resource for membership and general questions regarding
coverage for each plan.
Eligibility for health benefits is dependent upon individual providers meeting the
following minimum requirements:
Paid timely for a minimum of 80 hours, two consecutive months. Aging and Adult Services
uses state payroll information to determine if this requirement is being met and
it is up to the IP to ensure their timesheets are turned in on time each pay period.
Submit a completed health benefits application when invited to participate in the
plan. It is important for IPs to keep their contact information updated with their
Social Workers at In Home Supportive Services and clerks for Aging And Adult Services
if the IP is part of the Registry.
For more infromation on Health Benefits call Public Authority Customer Service at
1-866-985-6322 (Press 5, then 1) for any questions regarding eligibility.
Frequently Asked Questionsâ€¦
Who will provide the health services and where can I obtain care?
Select Benefits, Inc, Western Dental and Avesis Vision.
How much will I have to pay for my health insurance benefits?
You will pay a premium of $10 per month automatically deducted from your paycheck but
will not have deductions for Dental ($5.00). You will also be required to pay co-payments
for most of the services you receive.
Are my dependents (e.g., spouse and/or children) eligible for the health benefits
plan offered by Aging and Adult Services, through Select Benefits?
No. The health benefit plan does not include dependents.
Where is my membership card?
Contact Select Benefits, Inc. if your card is missing, lost, or stolen.
What if I am eligible for Medi-Cal, MediCare or another health insurance?
IHSS providers with other health insurance coverage or who are eligible for
coverage such as zero share-of-cost Medi-Cal, Medicare, Healthy Families or
spousal coverage, individual, conversion or coverage under a Group Plan offering
Domestic Partners are not eligible to enroll in the Health Plan.
What if my physician is not listed on the plan or I wish to change my current doctor?
Contact Select Benefits Inc. for more information about choosing a primary care physician
at (800) 497-3699.
If I lose my eligibility, can I purchase continued coverage?
By law, at the time of your termination of coverage you will receive an initial
notification, which explains your rights for continued coverage, which you will
have to pay for, under COBRA. You will have 60 days to elect coverage with no
lapse in coverage.
Where can I get more information about the benefits provided by the Plan?
For questions about Eligibility call:
Public Authority Customer Service 1-866-985-6322 (Press 5, then
For questions about Membership & General Plan Info call:
Select Benefits, Inc. 1-800-497-3699
IHSS In-Home Supportive Services Information: