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CAPE-sponsored benefits
Check out the 2024 CAPE Benefit Trust Sponsored Benefits Brochure
Learn about the following:
  • Supplemental dental benefits through Ameritas
  • Full vision plan through VSP with frame allowance
  • $20,000 survivor life insurance through Symetra Life Insurance Company
  • Reliance Standard voluntary short term disability insurance
  • NortonLifeLock identity theft protection plans
Have questions?
If you need assistance with your CAPE/Blue Shield medical plans or CAPE-sponsored benefits, contact your dedicated CAPE Benefit Trust Customer Service Team.
Phone: (800) 487-3092
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific time, or visit

Detailed information about your CAPE-sponsored benefits appears below.
Supplemental dental benefits
Ameritas designed these supplemental dental benefits specifically for CAPE members enrolled in a CAPE/Blue Shield medical plan. Benefits include preventative care, fillings, basic root canals, implants, and orthodontia for adults and children, including Invisalign®.

Please note: The Ameritas supplemental dental benefits are not offered through Blue Shield and are not meant to replace a full dental plan or the Los Angeles County dental plans.

Ameritas also offers an eye care reimbursement plan. This is in addition to the full VSP vision plan described below. For more information about the Ameritas supplemental benefits, see the 2024 helpful documents below.

To find an Ameritas dental provider, visit and select Find a Network Dental Provider Online. Enter your location. California Residents: When prompted to select your network, choose the Ameritas Network found on your ID card. You can also select Additional Filters to search for a provider by distance or to search for a specific dentist or practice.

If you have questions about the Ameritas dental or eye care benefits, call Ameritas customer service at (800) 487-5553, Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., or Friday, 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific time.
Vision plan
If you are enrolled in a CAPE/Blue Shield medical plan, you can also get VSP® vision coverage. Please note: This vision coverage is not offered through Blue Shield. For more information about the vision benefits, see the 2024 helpful document below.

To find a VSP provider, go to Or, call VSP customer service at (800) 877-7195, Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific time.
Survivor Life Insurance
The CAPE Benefit Trust offers life insurance through the Symetra Life Insurance Company. Life insurance is important. Prepare for the unexpected by making sure your beneficiaries receive benefits in the event of a tragic loss.

This life insurance is available only to active Los Angeles County employees enrolled in a CAPE/Blue Shield medical plan. For complete eligibility details, contact your dedicated CAPE Benefit Trust Customer Service team at (800) 487-3092.

The life insurance benefit amount is $20,000. As part of this insurance, Symetra also offers support services for beneficiaries who have experienced a loss, travel assistance for members and eligible dependents traveling more than 100 miles from home, and other services.

Don’t forget your beneficiaries. You must complete and return the beneficiary designation form below if you want to designate a beneficiary to receive your $20,000 survivor life insurance proceeds.

If you have questions about this benefit, contact Symetra Life Insurance at (800) 426-7784, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific time.
Voluntary short term disability insurance
Even though no one likes to think about getting sick or sustaining an injury, almost everyone is sure to get medical insurance – just in case. But medical insurance is designed only to cover the healthcare costs from an illness or injury.

As a County employee, you are not eligible for the State short-term disability plan. What happens to your paycheck if you can’t work for a while and you’ve exhausted your paid time off? If you’ve never thought about that possibility, now is a good time.

The CAPE Benefit Trust has partnered with Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company to offer CAPE/Blue medical plan members voluntary short term disability insurance.

If you have questions about this benefit, contact your dedicated CAPE Benefit Trust Customer Service Team at (800) 487-3092.
Identity theft protection
NortonLifeLock identity theft protection is an important voluntary member benefit.* Help protect your identity and devices with NortonLifeLock Benefit Plans. See the 2024 helpful documents below for details.

If you have questions about the identify theft protection plans offered through NortonLifeLock, please contact your dedicated CAPE Benefit Trust Customer Service Team at (800) 487-3092.
*The identity theft protection services are offered to CAPE/Blue Shield active medical plan members as a convenience. The CAPE Benefit Trust written agreement with NortonLifeLock should not be considered an inducement to purchase identity theft protection services.

All disputes, issues, and inquiries regarding the identity theft protection services will be addressed by NortonLifeLock. Identity theft protection services will be subject to the terms and conditions of NortonLifeLock. NortonLifeLock is solely responsible for the provision of its identity theft protection services. In no event will the CAPE Benefit Trust or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees or agents assume any liability for any damage or injury, or for any loss incurred or sustained, as a result of any acts or omissions relating to NortonLifeLock’s identity theft protection services, or as a result of information and statistics provided above by NortonLifeLock.

No one can prevent all identity theft or cybercrime. NortonLifeLock does not monitor all transactions at all businesses. Copyright © 2023 NortonLifeLock Inc. All rights reserved. NortonLifeLock, the NortonLifeLock Logo, the Checkmark Logo, Norton, LifeLock, and the LockMan Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NortonLifeLock Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.