Welcome to BSSP!
The Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs (BSSP) provides medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits to covered employees and family members of the Butte County Office of Education, Butte-Glenn Community College, and the following schools and districts: Bangor, Biggs, Chico, Chico Country Day School, Durham, Feather Falls, Golden Feather, Gridley, Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, Manzanita, Oroville City, Oroville Union High, Palermo, Paradise and Pioneer.
We want you to be well-informed about your benefits. Be sure to click through the relevant pages below for additional information!
Health Savings Accounts
Your employer will provide you with a menu of plans from which you may choose. All Anthem plans utilize the Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer network for medical benefits and Navitus provides pharmacy management services. For plan summaries and more information on your medical plan choices, click here.
We also offer Health and Wellness Centers in Chico and Oroville which serve exclusively employees and family members covered through a BSSP medical plan. For more information on the Health and Wellness Centers, click here. Be sure to schedule an appointment soon for your health risk assessment by calling 530-879-7582 or 530-532-5918.
For the Enrollment Application(s) and other enrollment information, click here.
BSSP has developed Plan Cost Estimators to assist you with making a plan election.
Plan Cost Estimator - One BSSP policy, only
Plan Cost Estimator - BSSP double-coverage
BSSP's self-funded dental coverage is administered by Delta Dental utilizing Delta's PPO and Premier networks.
By creating a patient portal on the Delta Dental site, you are able to view the status of your claims, find a network provider, and download forms.
For plan summary information and forms, click here.
For those enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a great financial tool to help you save money on your out of pocket medical costs. HSA-eligible plans include "HSA" in the plan title. HSAs are not available to those selecting non-HSA qualified plans.
Who can open an HSA? To utilize an HSA, you must be exclusively covered under an HSA-qualified plan. If you have other medical coverage, either within or outside of BSSP, and that other coverage is not HSA-qualified, you may not participate in an HSA through BSSP.
What is an HSA? An HSA is similar to a flexible spending account (FSA) or unreimbursed medical account (UMA) under your district's Section 125 plan and offers the same tax benefits. Unlike an FSA or UMA, unspent dollars deferred to a HSA rollover each year and are portable to another employer or at retirement; there is no "use or lose" provision to unspent HSA dollars.
Why choose an HSA? An HSA enables you to pay and save federal tax-free for qualified medical expenses, now and in the future.
These videos will explain more about the benefits of HSAs: