A Comprehensive Benefits Package

As an employee of PCC, you have access to a comprehensive set of benefits. Our benefits cover a variety of areas, with multiple options in each area allowing you to choose the plan that works best for you!

Questions? Contact our Benefits Technician (626-585-7719) for help in reviewing and understanding your options!

Medical Benefits

Anthem Blue Cross

Website | 800-288-2539

Under the Prudent Incentive Plan, you may choose your own physician, or a Prudent Buyer Physician each time you receive care. A non-Prudent Buyer Physician will be paid at 80/100% of eligible charges according to customary and reasonable rates. A Prudent Buyer Physician will be paid based on Blue Cross negotiated rate at 90%. Therefore your out-of-pocket cost will be lower when you use a Prudent Buyer Provider.

Anthem Blue Cross CaliforniaCare

Website | 800-288-2539

Anthem Blue Cross is Federally Qualified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) which provides services through a network of existing medical groups. Members select a (PCP) medical group which becomes the center of all their health care needs.


Website | 800-464-4000

Kaiser Foundation Plan is Federally Qualified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) which arranges for medical and hospital care to be provided at their Kaiser Permanente facilities. Members may use any one of their medical offices and hospitals when care is required.

Dental Benefits

Delta Dental

Website | 866-499-3001

Delta pays 70% of the approved fees for covered diagnostic, preventive, basic, cast and crown benefits during the first year you are eligible. This percentage will increase 10% each year (to a maximum of 100%) for each enrollee, provided that person visits the dentist at least once during the year.


Medical Eye Service

Website | 800-877-6372

Employees with Blue Cross or Cash In Lieu: Comprehensive examination in any 24 consecutive months, one follow-up examination at 12 month interval, one pair of lenses and frames or contact lenses every 24 consecutive months.

Employees with Kaiser or CaliforniaCare: One pair of lenses and frames or contact lenses every 24 consecutive months.

Life Insurance

The Standard


Group Life Insurance Benefits for eligible employees of $50,000 and $1,500 for eligible dependents.

Employee Assistance Program

Center for Adult Development


Maximum of three free consultations per year for employees who are experiencing a personal problem which may potentially affect day-to-day functioning at home or at work.

IRC Section 125


Website | 800-950-0105 (8 am to 7 pm. Central Time)

A cafeteria plan allows pre-tax money to pay for qualified medical and dental expenses and child care.


STRS (State Teachers’ Retirement System)

Website | 800-228-5453

Membership in the CalSTRS Disability Benefit Program includes all employees in California public schools from kindergarten through community college, in positions performing creditable service under the Program. Your own contribution is 8.56% for 2015-2016 and 9.205% for 2016 - 2017

CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System)

Website | 1-888-225-7377

School members are those employees in non-teaching positions within the jurisdiction of a school employer. Your own contribution is 6% (2015-2016)

APPLE (Accumulation Program for Part-time and Limited-service Employees)


This Plan was enacted in response to federal legislation, which requires state and local government agencies to cover employees under a retirement plan or under Social Security.

Tax-Sheltered Accounts

Pasadena Schools Federal Credit Union

Website | 626-351-9651

Staff and faculty members (along with their immediate family members) are eligible to become members.

Schools First Credit Union

Website | 800-462-8328

Contact Adam Koyanagi (extension 8673) for information or set up. OCTFCU is the administrator for 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plans, 403(b) TSA plans, and Roth 403(b)plans.