Medical Insurance

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Our current plan is Anthem Blue Cross PPO Prudent Buyer Incentive Plan.  This plan is administered through SISC/Anthem Blue Cross. 

  • Member and Provider services can be reached at 1-800-322-5709. Please contact them with any eligibility, claims or plan questions.  They will also assist you when needing to order new Medical/Prescription cards.
  • ASH (Physical Medical Authorization) can be reached at 1-800-872-8276.  Please contact them with any physical therapy, occupational therapy or chiropractic care authorizations or concerns.
  • Utilization Review (AIM) can be reached at 1-877-291-0360.  Please contact them regarding any authorization/pre-certification on imaging procedures.  This includes scans-CT, MRI, Petscans.

Effective October 1, 2015, our plan will be implementing the following updates:

  • Out Of Network Providers:  X-ray, Lab, Durable Medical Equipment and Physical Medicine provided by non-participating providers will no longer be covered.  Physical Medicine includes chiropractic, physical and occupational therapy.  This change does not apply to emergencies.  To verify if a provider or facility is contracted please contact Member Services at 1-800-322-5709.
  • Hip, Knee and Spine Inpatient Surgical Benefit Update:  The Blue Distinction Specialty Plus program will be implemented for inpatient Hip and Knee replacement procedures and inpatient Spine procedures.  Members considering these types of procedures must contact Member Services to obtain information regarding in-network facilities for the procedure request.  Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program designated facilities must meet quality and cost criteria.  A travel benefit will be available for members who do not have access to a covered facility in their area.  Member Services can be reached at 1-800-322-5709 to provide assistance to members with questions regarding this program.



Please find the links below for additional information.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.