2018 Open Enrollment

Welcome to the Diocese of California’s
Open Enrollment for 2018

November 3 — November 20, 2017

This is the one time of year to enroll in a 2018 Health Care or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), make changes to your current medical plan election, or add dependents to your medical or dental plan.

All enrollments or changes will take effect on January 1, 2018.


Flexible Spending Accounts — 2018 FSA with Paychex

2018 FSA Enrollment Form
2018 FSA Employee booklet
2018 FSA Health Eligible Expense Listing
2018 FSA Dependent Care Eligible Expense Listing
Paychex FSA Mobile App flier


All employers were asked to establish a cost-sharing policy for 2018. Please contact your employer before making your 2018 medical plan selection as you may be responsible for a portion of monthly premiums if you elect a higher cost medical plan.

Medical Benefits

The Diocese of California continues to offer four plans. We offer two Kaiser and two Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Please review the Medical Plan and Pharmacy Benefit comparison documents linked below to determine which plan best meets your needs. All four medical plans are contracted through The Episcopal Church Medical Trust (ECMT). The ECMT will send all current active members a direct mailing with information and personalized website login instructions. If you have not received the ECMT direct mailing or cannot locate your login information please call: 1.800.480.9967, Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific.

Medical Plan Comparisions and Prescription & Vision Summaries
ECMT Open Enrollment Website (cpg.org/openenrollment/)
2018 Medical Insurance Enrollment Form (for those without ECMT OE website access)
2018 Benefit Rate Sheet
Waiver of Coverage


Cigna Dental Benefits

Cigna Dental Benefit Summary
Cigna Dental Insurance Enrollment Form (for those without ECMT OE website access) same as dental
Waiver of Coverage


Canonically Resident Clergy

Clergy, canonically resident in DioCal, but not employed by an Episcopal entity, are eligible to enroll in medical or dental benefits at their own expense. The Diocese will send monthly invoice with a remittance envelope for payment that is due within 30 days to maintain coverage.

Canonically Resident Clergy Group Benefits Open Enrollment Form


Need Help?

Need help navigating the plan comparisons? Wonder which plan is best for you and your family? Consult with our Health Advocate for assistance.

Health Advocate offers help when you have questions about your medical care – from finding a doctor, to understanding your benefits, or resolving a claim. Get help when you need it from a knowledgeable healthcare professional.

This complimentary, confidential service can help you navigate the healthcare system and make the most of your benefits. It is available to ECMT medical plan participating employees, their dependents, their parents and parents-in-law (even if they do not live with you).

For details:

  • Download the Health Advocate brochure.
  • Sign in to Health Advocate (password: episcopal).
  • Call (866) 695-8622, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 9:00PM ET.