Health Premiums

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Modesto City Schools

Note: Pending Tentative Agreement Settlement and member Contract vote ratification,MCS 2024 Medical Contribution may be $900 in January 2024.

2024 online enrollment begins September 18th and closes October 13th for all health and welfare benefits. During this time, employees will determine benefit plan coverage(s) for January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024.

Access your MCS SharePoint at

while on MCS intranet.

Employees can enroll in benefits conveniently at work or at home. The enrollment process will take about 30 minutes, provided you have reviewed all of your benefit needs before you access the system. Remember, you can go back at any time while the 2024 benefit enrollment is open and change the elections you have made.


To be eligible for cash-in-lieu, employees must provide proof of coverage of other minimum essential coverage. Employees hired after 7/1/2020 are not eligible for cash-in-lieu (see acceptable proof).

The 2024 Cash-in-Lieu medical form is available at the following link: Cash In Lieu – Certificated. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR CASH-IN-LIEU FORM IS OCTOBER 31, 2023.

MTA Medical Benefits Trust Fund

The purpose of the MTA Medical Benefits Trust Fund (MBTF) is to provide supplemental funds for MTA retirees’ health care premiums from the time of their retirement until they become Medicare eligible.

Effective July 1, 2023, eligible retirees receive $575 per month* to supplement their health care premiums until they reach age 65.

  • Retiree must have 15 years (FTE) of full-time employment in Modesto City Schools, with at least the final three years as a member of the MTA bargaining unit.
  • Retiree must be at least 55 years old at the time of retirement.
  • Retiree must have District health coverage at the time of retirement.

*Note: Some other conditions may apply.

Author: Modesto Teachers Association

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