New Hire Health Benefits Orientation! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The City department that administers health benefits for employees is:

    • A.

      The Health Service System (HSS)

    • B.

      The Department of Public Health (DPH)

    • C.

      The Mayor's Office

    Correct Answer
    A. The Health Service System (HSS)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Health Service System (HSS). The Health Service System is the city department responsible for administering health benefits for employees. This department ensures that employees have access to healthcare services and benefits, and manages the enrollment and administration of health plans. The Department of Public Health (DPH) is primarily responsible for public health initiatives and programs, while the Mayor's Office is the executive office of the city's mayor and is not directly involved in administering health benefits.

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  • 2. 

    The health benefits plan year runs:

    • A.

      July to June

    • B.

      January to December

    • C.

      August to July

    Correct Answer
    B. January to December
    Explanation
    The health benefits plan year runs from January to December. This means that the coverage period for the health benefits plan starts in January and ends in December of the same year. This is a common timeframe for health benefits plans as it aligns with the calendar year.

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  • 3. 

    As a new hire, what is the deadline for enrolling in your health benefits?

    • A.

      Within 30 calendar days of your start work date

    • B.

      Within 60 calendar days of your hire date

    • C.

      It varies depending on how many family members you would like to enroll

    Correct Answer
    A. Within 30 calendar days of your start work date
    Explanation
    The correct answer is within 30 calendar days of your start work date. This means that as a new hire, you have a maximum of 30 days from the day you start working to enroll in your health benefits. After this deadline, you may no longer be able to enroll or make changes to your benefits until the next enrollment period.

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  • 4. 

    Which family members are eligible to be enrolled in your City & County employee health benefits?

    • A.

      Legal spouse

    • B.

      Legal domestic partner

    • C.

      Natural, adopted or stepchild up to age 26

    • D.

      Children under your legal guardianship or court order up to age 19

    • E.

      Adult disabled children who meet certain criteria.

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    F. All of the above
  • 5. 

    If you get divorced or dissolve a domestic partnership you can continue to cover that ex-family member on your City & County of San Francisco employee health plan.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    After getting divorced or dissolving a domestic partnership, you cannot continue to cover your ex-family member on your City & County of San Francisco employee health plan. This implies that the correct answer is False.

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  • 6. 

    What is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

    • A.

      An account similar to a 401k that lets you save money for retirement

    • B.

      An account that lets you set aside funds from your paycheck and pay for certain types of medical and dependent care expenses pre-tax.

    • C.

      An account that helps me save money for your children's college education.

    Correct Answer
    B. An account that lets you set aside funds from your paycheck and pay for certain types of medical and dependent care expenses pre-tax.
    Explanation
    A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an account that allows individuals to allocate a portion of their salary to cover specific medical and dependent care expenses before taxes are deducted. This means that the money set aside in the FSA is not subject to income tax, providing a tax advantage. The funds can be used for eligible expenses such as medical treatments, prescription medications, and childcare expenses. It is a convenient way to save money on healthcare and dependent care costs.

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  • 7. 

    After you have completed new hire health benefits enrollment, when can you make changes to your plan choices? 

    • A.

      During annual Open Enrollment in October

    • B.

      If you have a family status change, such as a new marriage, new domestic partnership or a new child

    • C.

      Anytime during the year

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. During annual Open Enrollment in October
    B. If you have a family status change, such as a new marriage, new domestic partnership or a new child
    Explanation
    Changes to health plan choices can be made during the annual Open Enrollment in October and also if there is a family status change, such as a new marriage, new domestic partnership, or a new child. These are the two specific instances when changes can be made to the plan choices. Additionally, the answer states that changes can be made anytime during the year, indicating that there may be other circumstances or exceptions that allow for changes outside of the annual Open Enrollment and family status changes.

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  • 8. 

    You must provide documentation (such as a copy of a marriage certificate or a birth certificate) if you are enrolling family members on your City & County of San Francisco employee health benefits.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To enroll family members on your City & County of San Francisco employee health benefits, you need to provide documentation such as a marriage certificate or a birth certificate. This is necessary to verify the relationship between you and your family members and ensure that they are eligible for the benefits.

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  • 9. 

    You must notify the Health Service System of any change in your contact information, such as your mailing address.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to notify the Health Service System of any change in contact information, including the mailing address, to ensure that important communications and documents are sent to the correct address. By keeping the contact information up to date, individuals can receive important health-related information and updates in a timely manner.

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  • 10. 

    When do new hire health benefits take effect?

    • A.

      Coverage begins the first day of the coverage period after a complete enrollment application is filed. Verify your coverage effective date by contacting the Health Service System.

    • B.

      New hire coverage will begin the first day you start work, even if no application is filed.

    • C.

      Coverage cannot begin until you have been working for 60 or more days.

    Correct Answer
    A. Coverage begins the first day of the coverage period after a complete enrollment application is filed. Verify your coverage effective date by contacting the Health Service System.
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