Benefits of SFUSD Employment

Part of what makes our district a great place to work is our commitment to overall health and well-being. SFUSD demonstrates this commitment through the following summary of benefits by classification:

Mandatory Benefit Partners

View your benefit options in an online format. Your options will be presented with information on each vendor website, who to contact, and the best way to learn more.

Delta Dental

As the nation’s leading provider of dental insurance, Delta Dental makes it easy to protect your smile and keep it healthy, with a large network of dentists nationwide, quick answers and personalized service. The plan is administered by the District, and enrollment occurs at the District-level. (Note: Due to sheltering-in-place, the Benefits department does not have access to phones.)

Details: Eligible employees can cover themselves, their spouses and children up to the age of 26 for free!  Please note, if adding coverage for dependents, please upload a copy of a marriage/domestic partnership certificate (for spouse) and birth certificate (for child dependent) to your application.

Enroll Via EMPowerSF!
The district is no longer accepting paper/ChalkSchool InformedK12 forms.  Please review detailed enrollment instructions in the EMPowerSF Employee Service Guide.

WageWorks (aka HealthEquity) Flexible Spending Accounts

HealthEquity and WageWorks have combined to create a new health savings and consumer-directed benefits partner for employers, benefits consultants, and health and retirement plan providers seeking to help working families connect health and wealth.

The new HealthEquity adds to that foundation the talented team members and unique capabilities of WageWorks, a leading provider of FSA, HRA, COBRA, Direct bill, commuter, fitness and education reimbursement programs.

Please note, if you are renewing your account for next year, you must do so online.  The FSA plans do not auto-renew.

Update your Life Insurance Beneficiaries

If you are a Classified, Certificated or Administrator employee working at least 0.5 FTE you are already enrolled in the district's $25K Life insurance/Long-term disability policy.  You are now able to update your life insurance beneficiaries via the Online Beneficiary form.  You can designate beneficiaries to your policy via EMPowerSF; instructions can be found in the EMPowerSF Employee Self Service Guide.

Voluntary Benefit Partners

While the district and HSS offer great health, dental and FSA benefits, our vendor partners can provide additional support for our employees.  

  • Expectant parents might want to connect with one of our vendors to learn about Short-term disability policies that can provide additional financial support while on leave.  Or open a life insurance policy without required medical-review to cover your family in the case of unexpected accidents!
  • Are you a new teacher or a seasoned expert thinking about your financial future?  Take a look at the retirement savings and investment opportunities that our financial partners offer!

Please note: The district does not administer these products and plans, you will need to connect with vendors directly. We've compiled contact info for our vendor partners below, feel free to reach out to them to learn more about how they can support you!


When life gives you setbacks, Aflac is here to help you make a comeback with accident, cancer, critical illness, and dental plans.  Especially relevant for expectant parents, the Short-term disability policy can add extra financial support for new parents on leave!

Update: Currently accepting Open Enrollment requests through November 15, 2020.

AIG Retirement Services

Helping people achieve their goals is what we call being FutureFIT®—which stands for Freedom. Individually Tailored®. 

  • Website
  • Contact
    Jeff Isley
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    (415) 444-6460

California Casualty (Insurance)

California Casualty is a 106-year-old company providing auto, home, and renters insurance. They also offer property and casualty products, including condo, townhome, motorcycle and of current interest in these times, RV & travel trailer policies. 


CalSTRS shares your retirement goal—a secure financial future. Whether you’re just starting your career, or you’ve been enjoying it for a while, CalSTRS is here to help you understand the benefits and services available to you. 

Colonial Life (Insurance)

Colonial Life provides critical support to employees when the unexpected happens—whether it’s an accident, illness, or injury. 

Equitable (formerly AXA)

At Equitable, they're committed to being an expert alongside you, empowering you with insights, advice, and resources to help you secure your financial well-being.

Homeownership SF

Homeownership SF is citywide collaboration of nonprofit housing agencies that serves as a centralized hub for local affordable housing resources in San Francisco. 

NEA Member Benefits

Since 1967, we’ve provided educators like you with helpful guidance and support, outstanding values and indispensable information to help you achieve your goals.

New York Life

District employees can view New York Life resources in areas such as life insurance, investments, and retirement planning. 


NTA Life (A Horace Mann Company)

At NTA Life, the mission is protecting the heart of our community. Every day, they do their best to deliver supplemental health and disability benefits to SFUSD employees. 

Pacific Educators (Insurance)

The focus at Pacific Educators is to provide the highest quality Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Cancer Insurance available to SFUSD employees. 

San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS)

The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS) is dedicated to the pension trust assets, administering mandated benefits programs, and providing promised benefits to the active and retired members of the City and County of San Francisco.

Teacher's Pension

Teacher's Pension supports districts in creating a dignified retirement for all District employees through the delivery of no-cost "Retirement Education." 

Washington National

Washington National provides a brief presentation that fully describes their products and services. After the meeting, there is an opportunity for employees to schedule a one-on-one virtual or in-person meeting to gain detailed information regarding their person health needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible employees can enroll themselves and eligible family members in medical, dental, vision and Flexible Spending Account benefits. Enrollment or changes must take place within 30 days of an employees' first day of scheduled work, later than 30 days after a qualifying event, or during Open Enrollment in October.

  • 2024 Health Benefits Guide
    • SFUSD health/ medical benefits are offered via the San Francisco Health Service System (HSS).
    • If you are a new employee or have a qualifying event and would like to change your plan, please submit a ticket through Zendesk at

How do I enroll or make changes to my health and vision benefits?

Did you know that you can enroll your health benefits with HSS directly via their eBenefits self-service platform?  If you were recently hired or have experienced a qualifying event within 30-days, you can enroll/make changed online by by visiting SFHSS's eBenefits website.

Please note: You will need your City ID (commonly known as your DSW number) to use eBenefits self-service.  If you are a first-time user of the online platform, please follow the instructions in the "First time registration for Retirees, City College and SFUSD" link to obtain your CityID and register an account.  If you have trouble registering or obtaining your City ID, please contact HSS directly at 628-652-4700.

Why am I unable to enroll my health and vision benefits in EMPowerSF?

HSS administers the health and vision benefit for all City and County of San Francisco Departments, including SFUSD.  Because HSS is the system of record for your health/vision plan, you are required to enroll via their eBenefits self-service platform.  After you submit your online enrollment to HSS, if it is processed and approved, you will be able to view your enrollment election on your benefits confirmation statement in EMPowerSF.  It can take 1-2 pay periods for the information to be viewable in EMPowerSF.

Do I need to speak with a District benefits analyst to enroll-in or change my health and vision benefit elections?

HSS staff are available Mon - Fri, from 8a - 5p to assist with your enrollment inquiries. You can call HSS at 628-652-4700 during office hours for health and vision plan details, enrollment instructions and more.

I enrolled my dependents on my HSS health/vision benefit, why can't I see their information in EMPowerSF?

The HSS enrollment system does not feed dependent information into EMPowerSF.  If you enrolled dependents on your health and vision plans, you will not be able to view their dependent information in our system.  If you plan on enrolling those same dependents on your dental plan, for example, you will need to add their dependent data in EMPowerSF when enrolling.  Detailed instructions on adding dependents and beneficiaries can be found in the EMPowerSF Employee Self Service Guide.

Can I enroll my dental plan with HSS as well?

No. Dental enrollment is administered by the District, not HSS. You can enroll your dental plan in EMPowerSF if you were recently hired, during open enrollment, or experienced a qualifying event within 30-days.

How do I enroll/make changes to my dental plan?

You can enroll or make changes to your dental plan via EMPowerSF. Please review the EMPowerSF Employee Self Service Guide for enrollment instructions and more!

How do I enroll in a Medical, Dependent Care, or Commuter Flexible Spending Account?

At present, you may enroll via if you were hired or experienced a qualifying event within 30-days.  Please see Step By Step Instructions. In the future, you will be able to enroll in EMPowerSF, however this feature is not yet available.

This page was last updated on July 16, 2024