Access to provider networks at some of the lowest rates available
SISC III has grown into the largest public school pool in the United States. This gives us tremendous bargaining leverage with health care vendors. Our size allows us to obtain the best benefits at the lowest cost for our members.
SISC III has a wide range of health benefit plans and options providing coverage to every corner of the state. This gives our members the flexibility to assemble quality health benefit packages that meet employee needs and fit budget parameters.
Number of Educational Agencies: 400
Number of Counties: 40
Number of Members: 300,000
Our Goal is to provide the best coverage and service to our members while keeping costs affordable and stable.
Pooling resources provides schools with a more stable long term insurance solution than purchasing from commercial carriers that may be competitive today and out of reach tomorrow. SISC provides a very cost effective rate environment which reflects its commitment to preventing losses and controlling expenditures. This keeps millions of dollars in the classroom that would have otherwise been paid out in premiums.
Our Boards of Directors are elected by member districts. All Board Members are employees of school districts. This insures that SISC policies are set with the best interests of schools in mind.
All SISC administrative personnel are employees of the school system. We do not make sales commissions. Our fiduciary responsibility is to our members… not a profit margin.
SISC believes ethically responsible organizations service not only their members but all stakeholders: employees, employers, providers, vendors and local communities. SISC’s commitment is to demand standards of behavior which support professional practices. All decisions must take into account and reflect a concern for the interests of all stakeholders. SISC is a Joint Powers Agreement administered by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office Christine Lizardi Frazier, Superintendent