Downey Unified Employees

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Employee Benefits

2023-24 Benefits Guide

2023-24 Medical Guide

Benefits Contact Information

General Questions?

Call the District Benefits Desk: (562) 469-6624

DUSD Wellness Clinic

11480 BrookshireAve., Suite 301
(Inside of the PIH Medical Building)
(562) 904-4460

Health Benefits

Kaiser DHMO with HRA
(877) 761-3399

Blue Shield PPO
(855) 256-9404

Blue Shield Teladoc
(800) 835-2362

Blue Shield Heal
(844) 644-4325

Blue Shield Nurse Help 24/7
(877) 304-0504

Blue Shield Transparency Coverage:

The information available through the below link is provided in good faith to comply with the Machine-Readable Files (MRF) provision of the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule (TCFR). These files are extensive collections of data to be ingested and read by machines and are not intended for consumer/member use.

Dental & Vision

Delta Dental PPO
(800) 765-6003

MetLife Dental HMO
(800) 880-1800

VSP Vision Care
(800) 877-7195

A Look at your VSP Vision Coverage Documents

Access files

To learn more about the TCFR and the MRF provision, refer to this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services page.

Life & AD&D Insurance

Guardian Basic Life
Basic Life (CSEA Unit 1 in lieu of medical)
(800) 525-4542

Transamerica Basic Life
(CSEA Unit 1 working less than 50%)
(800) 346-1608

Workers Compensation

If you are injured while on the job, the district is required to provide you workers’ compensation benefits in accordance with state law and district policy.  Please report your injury immediately to your supervisor and/or the office manager/site secretary.

For more information related to the district’s workers’ compensation program, please contact:
Herberth Baldelomar, Sr. Personnel Technician, (562) 469-6649,

FSA, Voluntary Benefits & Retirement Plans

American Fidelity FSA & Voluntary Benefits
(800) 365-9180 ext 0

Schools First FCU Retirement Plans
(800) 462-8328 ext 4116

Retirement Benefits

The IRS developed the 403(b) plans to offer school employees a tax incentive to save for retirement. DUSD offers 403(b) and 457(b) plans.

Care Solace

Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to all Downey Unified employees. Anonymously find community therapists or treatment programs matched to your needs regardless of circumstances.

Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can provide support in any language at no cost to you or your family. If you would like to use Care Solace or other resources, please see below in case you or someone you know needs help:

  • Call: (888) 515-0595
  • Visit and either search on your own or click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email or phone.
  • Email with the following information:
    • Your name and contact information (cell phone number)
    • Your preferred language
    • A good time for Care Solace to contact you in an emergency


Employee Award – Chris Nezzer

Employee Award – Chris Nezzer

Chris Nezzer, Downey Unified’s Chief Technology Officer, received the Shared Values Award in the area of Best Staff and High Standards at the January Board of Education Meeting.

Employee Awards 2014-2015

A Downey Unified School District employee for 15-years, Maria Lackey was recognized by the Board of Education on Tuesday,...

Employee Awards 2012-2013

Leslie Jones, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services and Karin Laporta, Teacher on Special Assignment honored all...

Employee Awards 2011-2012

Employee Awards for Outstanding Service 2011-2012 Christina Danna-Tournay, Financial Services has been awarded the...