BENEFITS FACTS FOR 2013-2014
Your healthcare enrollment is changing. For Premera Blue Cross, enroll online or by phone by September 30th. Go online to:
Dental is offered with four tiered pricing, the same as medical coverage. There is a price for employee only, employee and spouse, employee and children, and employee and family coverage. This individual choice may allow you to have more from the $768.00 state allocation dollars going toward your medical.
NEW dental enrollment forms are required only if you are changing your coverage. You may get them at the district office.
Also, Certificated staff, Secretaries, and full time custodial/maintenance personnel have dental as per their union contracts.
There are two vision plans to choose from - WEA VSP and a lower cost plan called Superior. You will need to fill out an enrollment form if you are changing plans.
Vision plans are offered to Certificated Staff and Secretaries as per their union contracts.
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT IS THE STATE ALLOTMENT AMOUNT? $768.00 per full FTE.
WHAT IS THE 3%? This is a monthly payroll deduction based on the cost of the medical plan you choose.
WHERE DOES THAT 3% GO? It goes to your union’s medical pooling fund.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE MEDICAL? NO, medical is voluntary and available to those who work a minimum of 17.5 for Premera Blue Cross and 15 hours per week for Group Health.
IF DENTAL AND VISION ARE OFFERED TO ME DO I HAVE TO TAKE THEM? YES, they are considered mandatory as per your union contracts.
WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ON ALL THE BENEFIT PLANS? On our school district website at www.elma.wednet.edu, click staff, benefits, benefit options for staff.
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