Human Resources

Employee Benefits & Rewards Division

Our programs include medical and dental insurance, supplemental term life and long term disability (LTD) insurance, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, accident insurance and many more.

For more information on the 2017 Employee Benefits available to the County of Santa Barbara employees please click on this link - Employee Benefits Handbook 2017

The following programs are not managed by the Employee Benefits & Rewards Division. By clicking on the link below you will be taken directly to their website where you will be able to find more information.

How to update/change your Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions, address and personal information for benefits.

To make any changes, or updates, to dependent information, life insurance beneficiary information, personal information, address and/or Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions please use the County's eBenefits website, If you have not yet created a BenXcel User Account, review the Employee Guide to BenXcel guide by clicking on this link Employee Guide to BenXcel and follow the instructions in the guide.

Pharmacy information and provider finder tools: 

Pharmacy Benefit for Blue Shield EPO Low, EPO High and PPO Plan Members - For the EPO and PPO plans Express Scripts is your Pharmacy Benefit Manager. To contact Express Scripts customer service please call 1-800-711-0917 (TTY:1-800-759-1089) or go to to create a login account. Your Blue Shield Member ID Card will not work at a pharmacy; you have to use your Express Scripts card when obtaining prescription drugs at a pharmacy or for Mail Order prescriptions through Express Scripts

Pharmacy Benefit for Blue Shield HDHP Plan Members - Your Pharmacy Benefit Manager is Blue Shield and not Express Scripts. Whenever you obtain prescription drugs at a pharmacy you need to present your Blue Shield Member ID card, regardless if you have met your annual deductible. For Mail Order Pharmacy you will be using Prime Mail. Please see the documents below on how to use the Prime Mail system:



Blue Shield Customer Service - Please contact 1.855.256.9404 - Mon through Fri 7am-7pm PST.



Dental Insurance (Delta Dental)


  • County Self-funded Delta Dental PPO - For more information and to find a Dentist click on this link - Delta Dental DPPO
  • DeltaCare USA DHMO - For more information and to find a Dentist click on this link - DeltaCare USA DHMO


Vision Insurance



Maya Barraza, Marcie Segura and Tina Meier
Your Benefits & Rewards Team