2020 Annual Enrollment

Welcome to the Diocese of California’s

Annual Enrollment for 2020 FSA, Medical & Dental Benefits

Take action from Oct 28, 2019 to Nov 15, 2019

This is the one time of year to enroll in a 2020 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, 2020.

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All employers were asked to establish a cost-sharing policy for 2020. Please contact your employer before making your 2020 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 BCBS BlueCard 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.

Cigna Dental Benefits

Cigna Dental Benefit Summary (see page 4)
Cigna Dental Insurance Enrollment Form (for those without ECMT Annual Enrollment website access) same as dental

Flexible Spending Accounts — 2020 FSA with Paychex

Employees on Diocese payroll working at least 20hrs/week are eligible to participate in the FSA. By setting pre-tax money aside each paycheck for medical and dependent care expenses, employees can save an average of up to 40% a year on out-of-pocket expenses. Use this tool to calculate your annual election and explore tax savings.


If you are already participating in the FSA, congratulations! As a reminder, Paychex automatically rolled over your previous year’s elections to the 2020 plan year; however, if you want to update your 2020 plan elections, follow the steps below to log in and update. 

Employee can enroll or update existing plan online:

  1. Log in to https://www.mypaychex.com or https://benefits.paychex.com and select Paychex Benefit Account under My Applications
  2. If you’re eligible, you’ll see the prompts to Enroll Now.
  3. Call Paychex FSA employee support for assistance with FSA benefits: 1-877-244-1771. Call MyPaychex Support Center at (877) 281-6624 for technical support with mypaychex.com site

2020 FSA Enrollment Form (to be completed and returned to DioCal payroll office by email or fax before the end of Annual Enrollment, Nov. 15, 2019)
FSA Employee booklet
FSA Health Eligible Expense Listing
FSA Dependent Care Eligible Expense Listing

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?

At-A-Glance: Customer Service Contacts for all benefit providers

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.