2/18/2015 Free Identity Protection from Anthem

Current and former Anthem members whose information was included in the database that was compromised are now able to visit www.AnthemFacts.com to learn how to enroll in 2 years of free credit monitoring, identity theft monitoring, and identify theft insurance, including identity repair assistance. Members can access these services prior to receiving a mailed notification from Anthem, which will be sent in the coming weeks.

Details on the free identity protection services offered by Anthem

2/13/2015 Beware of Anthem Email Phishing Scam  (PDF)
Please be cautious if you receive any email notifications claiming to be from Anthem about the recent data breach. Do not click on the link, if you receive any of these emails.
2/13/2015 Anthem Data Breach

The County of Kern Point of Service Plan uses Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield provider networks for travel coverage and for "out of area" members who reside in certain outlying areas or outside of Kern County.

Anthem has just notified us of a cyber-attack on their networks, which involved access to personal information, including social security numbers, birthdates, and addresses. We do not yet know if County employees on the Point of Service Plan would be affected by this data breach, but Anthem is researching and will let us know as soon as the impacts are fully assessed.

As a cautionary measure, Anthem will be mailing a notice to all members whose information may have been accessed in the data breach.

Employees who have only been enrolled in Kern Legacy Health Plan, County of Kern Exclusive Provider Organization Plan, or Kaiser Permanente plans should not be impacted by this data breach.

More information about the breach
Anthem Data Breach FAQ

12/1/14 Open Enrollment  Ended November 26, 2014
10/22/14 2014 Employee Health Plan Survey Results  (PDF)
We received 1,014 responses to our recent employee satisfaction survey. Overall, most respondents were satisfied with their current plan. Compare your plan by viewing the results for the individual questions.
7/17/14 Kern Legacy Health Plan Provider Directory  (PDF) - updated

Kern County Policy/Procedures Manual

The Policy/Procedures Manual contains official policies and procedures adopted by the Kern County Board of Supervisors for the conduct of County operations and personnel.

Civil Service Rules  (PDF)

County employment is governed by the Civil Service Commission, which is a nonpartisan public commission providing policy direction and oversight of the system of selecting and promoting civil service employees. The commission carries out its powers and duties within the guidelines of adopted rules.

Title 3 of Kern County Ordinance Codes

Kern County Ordinances are laws adopted by the people of Kern County and by the Board of Supervisors. Title 3 contains laws governing the hiring, promotion, discipline, and termination of County employees as well as County employee compensation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan  (PDF)

The County of Kern's formalized plan of policies and procedures to ensure equal employment opportunity to all persons and to eliminate discrimination from County employment practices was initially adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 1973 and was amended in 1985 and in 2001.

Employee Handbook   (PDF)

The employee handbook contains information about Kern County policies and procedures related to personnel. The employee handbook is used to bring together employment and job-related information which employees need to know, such as working arrangements, benefits, and leave provisions.

Health Benefits' HealthBeat  (PDF) uploaded 8/1/2012

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