Open Enrollment for 2022 Benefits is Oct. 12 - Nov. 10, 2021

What's New for 2022!

CIGNA DHMO Dental Plan is replacing the Delta Dental DHMO Plan

Beginning January 1, 2022, the County of San Mateo will replace the current Delta Dental HMO (DHMO) Plan with a new Cigna HMO (DHMO) Dental Plan. We will continue to offer the current Cigna DPPO plan with no changes.

NOTE: The new Cigna DHMO plan includes orthodontic benefits with no co-payment

All current Delta Dental DHMO plan members will automatically be transferred into the new Cigna DHMO plan on January 1, 2022 unless you change your election to the Cigna DPPO Plan. (Please Note: We will NO LONGER offer the Delta Dental DHMO Plan)

NEW! CIGNA DHMO PLAN – Important Benefit Information

The Cigna DHMO Plan has dental HMO provider network that is VERY different than the current Cigna DPPO provider network. Please check with your dentist before making any changes to your plan.

You must select a Primary Care Dentist (PCD) in the HMO Cigna and obtain referrals to Cigna DHMO network specialist providers.

Current Delta Dental Enrollees will be assigned a new PCD (if your current dentist is not a Cigna DHMO contracted provider)

Cigna Dental HMO offers a co-payment schedule for dental services that can be found in the Benefits Guide

VSP KidsCare Plan will be added to the VSP Buy-Up Plan

Effective January 1, 2022, The VSP® KidsCare Plan is added to the VSP Buy-up and designed to meet the eye care and eyewear needs of active and growing children (up to age 18) by providing two WellVision Exams and one pair of glasses every year for buy-up plan enrollees.

$250,000 Employee ONLY- Additional Life Insurance-Special Enrollment

Employees with less than $250,000 Additional Life Insurance can take advantage of this special, one-time offer to elect Employee Only Additional Life without proof of medical health.**

All employees with less than $250,000 coverage will be approved except for those employees who:

  • Were previously declined coverage by The Standard
  • Who already have Additional Life coverage in the amount of $250,000 or more

**Proof of medical health is still required for Spouse or Dependent Additional Life coverage

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to make/change your plan elections and add/drop dependents for the upcoming year.

With the exception of the Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and the Health Savings Account (HSA), all your current benefit elections will automatically rollover unless you make a change during Open Enrollment.

  • Selections made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2022
  • You can review your current benefits by logging on to Workday anytime, either at work or at home.
  • You will be able to make changes October 12th through November 10th, with a January 1, 2022 effective date.
  • Helpful Resources for Your Employee Benefits

**If you wish to continue your Flexible Health or Dependent Care Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), you must elect an annual amount during each Open Enrollment as this amount will not rollover from the previous plan year.** 

  • The maximum amount you may contribute to a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account for the 2022 plan year is $2,750.
  • The maximum amount you may contribute to a Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account is $5,000 a year.
  • The maximum amount you may contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA) is $3,650 for individual and $7,300 for family coverage.

Are You a Retired County Employee?

Check out Open Enrollment for County Retirees for more information!


2022 Employee Benefits Guides and Rates


Active Employees

  • Rates for Active Employees
  • Benefits Guide for Active Employees

Limited Term Employees

  • Benefits Guide for Limited Term Employees

Extra Help Employees

  • Benefits Guide for Extra Help Employees


  • Information for Retirees


How To:

  • How to complete Open Enrollment in Workday (PDF)
  • How to complete Open Enrollment in Workday (Video)
  • Making Open Enrollment Changes After Submission (PDF)
  • How to Enroll in Voluntary Benefits (PDF)

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