Health & Dental Coverage
Providers are covered under HEALTHYWORKERS, which is administered by San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP) and includes doctor visits, hospitalization, pharmacy services, and vision care. Dental coverage is offered under Liberty Dental Plan.
If you do not have 25 or more authorized hours for 3 consecutive months, your health and dental insurance will be terminated. The Public Authority will notify you by letter a month before your insurance ends. If your insurance is terminated, you must complete a new application form and meet the corresponding eligibility criteria before your insurance can start again.
HEALTHYWORKERS: when you are authorized to work for 2 consecutive months for at least 25 hours a month, you are eligible to apply for coverage for yourself.
Liberty Dental Plan: when you have worked and been paid by IHSS for 6 consecutive months for at least 25 hours a month, you are eligible to apply for coverage for yourself.
Applying for Coverage
Applications are automatically mailed to those who are eligible. Fill out the application form and mail or hand deliver it to the Public Authority. If your application form is received by the Public Authority on or before the 12th of the month, your coverage will start on the 1st day of the following month.
For further questions regarding health and dental benefits, please call (415) 593-8125.