The Board recognizes that fringe benefits, such as insurance opportunities, are an integral part of the total compensation plan for staff members and have designed a cost-effective benefit package with the employee’s best interest in mind. Most employees are eligible for insurance on the first of the month following their hire date. Employees in certain groups have a waiting period, per their collective bargaining agreement, to become eligible for benefits.
2020 Benefits Guide (effective Jan. 1, 2020)
2019 Benefits Guide (effective Jan. 1, 2019)
Open Enrollment Window: Monday, October 28, 2019- 5PM on Friday, November 15, 2019- It is mandatory that all employees complete the Open Enrollment process to confirm/update their benefits for 2020 benefit elections, including new hires who recently enrolled. Additional information will be communicated to SPS employees soon.
Open Enrollment- Benefits Support On Site (Dates/Locations)
In an effort to contain costs and continue providing 100% funding for individual employee premiums, the District will be making the following changes to the health plan effective January 1, 2020:
- Increase in contributions made by the district for employee-only coverage from $460 per month to $493 per month.
- Increase in monthly employee paid premiums for spouse, child/children, and family coverage, are outlined in Premiums- 2020 and in the Employee Handbook, pg. 31
Flexible Spending Account Update:
- Flexible Spending Account: TASC will be the new Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care administrator beginning Jan 1, 2020. This will replace Beneflex. Click here for more information about TASC.
Cost & Comparisons
Qualifying Events & Special Enrollment Rights
Qualifying events allow eligible participants and dependents to enroll or request changes to plan elections outside of our open enrollment period (November). Requests for enrollment and/or changes must be completed within 30 days of the qualifying event by using our online enrollment tool to request this change. Supporting documentation must be submitted to an SPS Benefits representative after completing the online request.
Enrollment and/or changes not completed within 30 days of the qualifying event may not be made until the next open enrollment period.
Changes are not effective until documentation is reviewed and approved.