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Eligible City College of San Francisco employees may enroll themselves and their eligible dependents in a San Francisco Health Service System (SFHSS) administered medical plan. Enrollment must take place within 30 days of initial start work date, no later than 30 days after a qualifying event, or during the annual Open Enrollment period in October, which takes place each year during the month of October.

Eligibility Rules

A member’s spouse or registered domestic partner may be eligible for SFHSS health coverage. Proof of legal marriage or domestic partnership is required, as well as the dependent’s Social Security number. 

Enrollment in SFHSS benefits must be completed within 30 days of the date of marriage or partnership. A spouse or registered domestic partner can also be added to a member’s coverage during Open Enrollment. 

A spouse covered on an employee’s medical plan is not required to enroll in Medicare. A registered domestic partner who is eligible for Medicare is required to enroll in Medicare.

Part-time Faculty and Classified Temporary Employee Eligibility

Important information for part-time faculty and classified temporary employees.

Eligible part-time faculty who are enrolled in a medical plan for the spring semester will retain coverage through the summer months.

Eligible classified and temporary school term-only employees who are currently enrolled in a medical plan and meet the 20-hour or more per week assignment will retain coverage through summer months. In order to continue medical and vision coverage through the summer months, additional premiums will be taken from employee paychecks from January to May.

Part-time faculty members who lose eligibility for healthcare coverage during any semester may continue medical and dental coverage through COBRA.  

Part-time faculty who later become eligible for health coverage must re-enroll for available health benefits.

Full-time employees must enroll in an SFHSS medical plan within 30 calendar days of their start work date. 

If you have questions about your coverage over the summer break, please go to, or contact the City College Benefits Unit at (415) 452-7733. 

Documents & Forms



City College of San Francisco employees can choose from Health Net CanopyCare HMO, Blue Shield of California Access+ HMO, Blue Shield of California Trio HMOKaiser Permanente HMO or Blue Shield of California PPO health plans.

Please note that Health Net CanopyCare HMO, Blue Shield of California HMO and Kaiser Permanente HMO require enrollees to live or work in a zip code serviced by their plan. Blue Shield of California PPO does not have service area requirements.


All SFHSS members and their dependents who are enrolled in an SFHSS medical plan are automatically enrolled in VSP's Basic Plan at no additional cost. We also offer an enhanced plan called the VSP Premier Plan at an additional cost based on the number of members enrolled in coverage.

If you do not enroll in a medical plan, you and your dependents cannot access VSP Vision Care benefits.

Additional Benefits

Eligible City College of San Francisco employees may qualify for additional benefits, such as dental coverage, flexible spending accounts and parking and commuter benefits, which are administered by the City College Benefits Unit.

For more information, please call the City College Benefits Line at (415) 452-7733 or City College Human Resources at (415) 452-7760, or visit City College Benefits.

Employee Benefits Guide

Posted On

Apr 29, 2024