Employee Benefits

Welcome to Employee Benefits!

Click below to access the comprehensive guide to San Diego Unified School District's health benefit plans. This guide provides detailed information on eligibility and enrollment plus benefit summaries for medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance and retirement savings plans for the 2021 plan year.

For a brief summary of District provided benefit plans and those offered by individual unions please review: Your Benefits at a Glance - 2021.


The San Diego Unified School District belongs to the California Schools Voluntary Employee Benefits Association (VEBA). Since 1993, VEBA has been providing management of Southern California's largest federally-funded trust that specializes in providing health care benefits for education employees. VEBA was created as a voluntary joint labor-management benefits organization and was established through the combined efforts of school superintendents and representatives of both the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the California School Employees Association (CSEA).

The district offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. No employee contribution is required for eligible employees in paid status in monthly salaried positions of half-time or more. The district pays the full monthly premium cost of the medical, dental and vision plans selected for these employees and their eligible dependents. The district also pays the cost of basic life and AD&D insurance for eligible employees. Please refer to the Employee Benefits Guide above for additional information.

Employees in certificated job-share assignments may be required to contribute toward the cost of their health coverage and that amount may change annually. Premium changes are announced during the annual Open Enrollment period in October/November. Any required employee contribution is made through automatic payroll deduction on a ten-month basis, September to June.


Visit our New Employee Enrollment Information page for step-by-step instructions.