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    April Voice!

    March Issue of the Voice

    The latest edition of the Voice is now available!


    Health Benefits Update

    At the UTP General Membership Meeting on February 6, 2014, the UTP Bargaining team discussed our transition to Self Insured Schools of California (SISC).

    Pertinent Documents:

    Kaiser Evidence of Coverage

    Blue Shield Evidence of Coverage

    Blue Shield Benefits Booklet

    UTP Plan Comparisons

    Answers to common questions:

    Will I need to choose a new doctor?

    No. Your doctor remains the same.

    When is Open Enrollment?

    Open enrollment will take place February 18th through February 28th, 2014.

    Will SISC honor any deductible credit that members have already satisfied in the first quarter of 2014 under the current plan, if they elect PPO?  If so, how will you obtain that information from Blue Shield? 

    No.  SISC does not transfer deductibles.

    Can you confirm that deductibles reset on a calendar year basis (1/1), not plan year (10/1)? 

    The deductible is calendar year and resets January 1stOur plans have 4th quarter carryover which means any amounts paid towards deductible in the last quarter of the year (Oct-Dec)are also applied to the following year’s deductible.

    Can tax forms be provided in lieu of marriage and/or birth certificates? 


    Rally at the School Board!

    UTP Rally

    Thursday, January 30

    5:00-5:30 p.m. - Del Mar Blvd. between Hudson & Oak Knoll Ave.

    5:30-7:00 p.m. - Board of Education Meeting

    Do you want a 3% salary increase? YES!

    Do you want lower out-of-pocket expense for your health benefits for 3 years? YES!

    Bring your colleagues, family, and friends.

    Wear your UTP button and wear red.


    UTP's Casino Bus Daytrip

    Join your colleagues for a day trip to Stateline Casino!


    Come... sit back, relax and enjoy the ride of our luxury coach bus! Enjoy a state line turnaround trip to the Primm Valley Resort and Casino. Our bus will check in at Buffalo Bill’s Casino for an 8 hour stay. Everyone will receive a buffet coupon for lunch or dinner. You must be 21-years of age or older AND YOU MUST BRING A VALID PHOTO-ID. You can visit any of the 3 casinos and/or the outlet stores at your leisure; there is a shuttle that travels between destinations. Invite your family and friends!!

    Fun Trip to: Buffalo Bill’s Resort and Casino (w/FREE Lunch or Dinner Buffet)

    Leaving: 7:00 a.m. from the Ed Center parking lot on Del Mar (351 S Hudson) in Pasadena

    Returning: 11:30 p.m. (approximately) to the Ed Center

    Trip includes round-trip transportation, a light breakfast on the bus, and a buffet ticket (lunch or dinner) plus... all the good time you can have. Bingo is extra $$. You must be 21 or older to participate. You may bring your own snacks and beverages on board the bus.

    Only 50 seats available so reserve your seat(s) early!!! Reservation Fee: $35 per person if paid no later than 2/15/14; $45 per person if paid after 2/15/14 but prior to the trip. All checks made payable to “United Teachers of Pasadena”.  Cash also accepted. Contact Karen Kobey for more information at

    No cancellations. 'No Show' paid deposits will NOT be returned. 

    First come, first served-- so secure your seat early!

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