VCDSA BOARD NOMINATIONS MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

VCDSA NOMINATIONS MEETING   WHEN:     WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019, 7:00 P.M. WHERE:  VCDSA, 981 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura WHY:    NOMINATION OF VCDSA OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND TRUSTEES FOR 2-YEAR TERMS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2020               YOU MUST BE NOMINATED AT THIS MEETING. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE SECRETARY AFTER THE MEETING TO ACCEPT NOMINATION AND MUST ...
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VCDSA Mailing List

     If you are not receiving the regular emails from the VCDSA (the emails with the VCDSA logo at the top) and would like to, please click here to send an email with your  personal email address, full name, and whether active or retired, and ask to be added to the list.  Please do not delay as we will be sending out multiple communications regarding medical insurance for the upcoming year and want to make sure we re...
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VCDSA Charitable Trust Partners with AmazonSmile

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  Did you know you can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16? Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0217063 and AmazonSmile donates to the VCDSA Charitable Trust.        In the past 15 years, the VCDSA Charitable Trust has donated over $800,00 to worthwhile charities and non-profits countywide.  The Trust’s activities enhance and promote the image and reputation of the ...
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EMS Magic Mountain Private Party

EMS Party
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Anthem Prescription Provider Change

To all VCDSA Members Active and Retired who are insured by Anthem : As of July 1, 2019, there will be a change in the provider for your prescriptions if you are enrolled in the Anthem plan. If you have created a login with the VCDSA website, you can go to the Member’s Only section, log in, and go to the "Insurance" section to find the document titled “Prescription Change July 2019” to get the information you need. Please do this immediately so th...
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Board Meeting Date Change

The Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association board meeting regularly scheduled for May 15, 2019 is being rescheduled to May 22, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.   Thank you for your understanding.
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Disturbing Video from our State Assembly

AB 392 is the bill in Sacramento that will change the use of force standard for police officers from reasonable to necessary.  It will change the face of police work immediately and contains provisions that are squarely opposite of the standard set forth by the United States Supreme Court.  On Tuesday, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee passed AB 392 right through to the next step toward becoming law, which was fully expect...
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We Need Your Help to Stop ACLU Use of Force Legislation AB 392

Re: URGENT! ACLU Use of Force Bill Headed to Committee Hearings We need you to take action now!   Click here to send an email  to stop the ACLU’s use of force bill, AB 392. The ACLU lobbyists want to make it easier to criminally prosecute public safety officers who are forced to make split-second decisions during dangerous encounters. This bill will be heard in the State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee on April 9.  We need ...
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Retirement Specialist In Office March 13, 2019

If you would like to speak to Brenda Cummings, VCDSA’s experienced retirement counselor, she has open appointments for her next scheduled office date on March 13, 2019 .  Please call VCDSA at 805-639-9218 to schedule your appointment.
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NLPOAVC Scholarship

Good afternoon, We are pleased to announce the National Latino Peace Officers Association of Ventura County(NLPOAVC) 2019 Scholarship application is now available for students in Ventura County.  We encourage students to apply early! Attached you will find the application or you can also find it on our website   http://www.nlpoaventuracounty.com/scholarship/ Scholarship recipients will receive their award at our Scholarship Dinner ...
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Ventura Eco Extreme Mud Challenge

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                                                  For more information go to VenturaEcoX.com  
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2019 VCDSA Scholarship Application Open

The VCDSA Scholarship Application process is now open. Open to dependent children of active members of VCDSA in good standing, or of retired members of VCDSA in good standing with ten (10) consecutive years of active membership immediately prior to retirement, or of medically retired members of VCDSA in good standing with five (5) consecutive years of active membership immediately prior to retirement, or of survivors of active or retired members ...
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VCDSA Board Meeting Canceled for 1-16-19

The VCDSA Board meeting for January 16, 2019, has been canceled.  The Board will convene at the regularly scheduled meeting on February 6, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.  Please contact the VCDSA office if you have any questions.
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Police Unity Tour Fundraiser January 14

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Please print the attached flyer if you attend.  Thank you.
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Health Care ID Cards

If you are a VCDSA member and have not received your Anthem ID card, please refer to the attached document for directions on obtaining your card online.  I just completed the process and it took me approximately ten (10) minutes.  Please also note that there is a mobile app for Anthem Blue Cross that you can use to always have your ID card at hand.  The ID cards are mailed in a Dodger Blue envelope with a large, white "Hello!" on t...
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Helus Lager Available in December

Helus Lager Flyer
Firestone Walker Brewery has graciously chosen to help the Helus family in their time of loss, and to honor Sergeant Ron Helus for his sacrifice.  For the month of December 2018, Firestone will be releasing their special December lager in their Taprooms.  The name, in honor of Sgt. Helus, is the “Helus Lager.” You can only find the Helus Lager at the Firestone Walker Brewery Taprooms.  They will have t...
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Reminder: Medical Insurance Forms Due This Week

This is a reminder that your medical insurance forms are due in the VCDSA office by noon on Friday, November 30, 2018.   Also, if you need assistance with your forms or have questions about the plans, there is a final open enrollment meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Thousand Oaks police station community Room. 
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Open Enrollment Meeting Postponed

The open enrollment meeting at VCDSA scheduled for tonight (November 8 )has been postponed. We will provide the new date as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding. The VCDSA staff is available to answer questions about insurance in the meantime.
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Reminder and Info: Benefits Fair at Thousand Oaks Station on 11/3/18

To all active and retired members: This is your reminder that there is a benefits fair on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  In order to get information to the members in the most efficient manner, we have implemented the following briefing schedule for Saturday’s fair.  These briefings will be conducted by the Alliant staff and provide an overview of the plans followed by a Q & A.  Board members will a...
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Response to More FAQ on Medical Insurance

There has been some confusion regarding the HMO plans and at our request, Alliant has provided the following information that some may find useful. HMO Networks:      In most areas of California the Classic HMO will have more doctors than the Select HMO.  The network has a lot to do with how the doctors get paid.  Without getting too complicated, a doctor doing the same amount of work gets paid more under the Anthem Class...
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Insurance Enrollment Form on Website

 The 2019 Anthem Enrollment form can be found on the website under Member Documents>Insurance.  You can print this form and bring it with you to one of the enrollment events or to meet with Barbara.  This form has been crossed-out and highlighted to make completion easier.  
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Update to 2019 Rate Sheet

An error was discovered in the 2019 rate sheet posted here under Member Documents>Insurance.  The corrected rate sheet is now published for your information.  The correction pertains to the Select HMO plan.  In the rate sheet published previously, there was an indication that the deductible applied to items it did not apply to.  That has been corrected.  The deductible applies primarily to hospitalizations and services...
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Medical Insurance FAQ

To Our Members:       Since the email went out announcing the change in medical benefits, there have been questions and comments that we would like to address. The Board and staff of VCDSA understand a transition this significant is disruptive and frustrating. Many of you have important questions regarding how you can continue the best care for your families. Although we are unable to adequately and personally speak to each and eve...
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Open Enrollment News

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Please join us at the upcoming Benefits Fairs.  Click this link to see the Active Rate Sheet:  Active Rate Sheet  or this link to see the Retiree Rate Sheet:  Retiree Rate Sheet    
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Nomination Meeting Reminder

  VCDSA NOMINATIONS MEETING   WHEN:      FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018, 4:00 P.M. WHERE:  VCDSA, 981 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura WHY:        NOMINATION OF VCDSA OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND TRUSTEES FOR 2-YEAR TERMS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2019 To run for the Board of Directors of VCDSA, you must be nominated at this meeting.  You will be contacted by the VCDSA Secretary during the n...
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Retirement Specialist Appointments Available

One of the benefits VCDSA provides for our members are the services of the very knowledgable Brenda Cummings.  Brenda is a retirement specialist who can answer all of your questions about retirement, whether you started last week or 30 years ago.  There is no question too big or small so please do not think your questions are insignificant.  We want our members to be educated and fully aware of what lies ahead for them. Brenda is i...
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One of Our Deputies is in Need and You Can Help

One of our deputies is in a position that hopefully none of us every have to be.  He can use any financial support you can muster right now.  If you cannot donate, could you please share the link so we can spread it far and wide.   Thank you so much for your support!  You can click the link below. GoFundMe page for Burckhard family
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Change in Medical Insurance Servicing

Effective immediately, the VCDSA is transitioning to Alliant Insurance Services as the broker with respect to our employee benefit insurance programs.  The former broker, JHC Benefits should be continuing to handle the members' patient advocacy through the end of April.  For further information, please see the letter under "Insurance" in the member's only section of this website.  Here you will find all of the information you need ...
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