2021 Benefits

Important 2021 Benefit Information:

2021 Benefits Brochure 

2021 Employer/Employee Healthcare Contribution Summary

2021 Webinars/Resources

SMC Benefits Website


The most significant change to benefits in 2021 is related to medical plan options; two plans will be discontinued, and a new plan will be added.  The 2021 medical plan line up includes:

  • Kaiser Deductible HRA new!

  • Kaiser Traditional HMO

  • Kaiser HSA (discontinued)

  • Blue Shield Access + (discontinued)

  • Blue Shield Trio

  • Blue Shield HSA

The Employee Benefits Advisory Committee (EBAC) considered choice, provider disruption, affordability, and the College’s fiscal challenges when providing their 2021 recommendation to the Cabinet.  The 2021 medical plan options include no disruption to existing providers, affordable non-Kaiser options, and a new Kaiser Deductible HRA plan. We anticipate many questions about the differences between an HSA, FSA, and HRA; check out this short video: HSA vs. FSA vs. HRA or this comparison chart.

Please email benefits@stmarys-ca.edu with questions.