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·         Health Insurance administered through the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP)

o    Providers include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, United Healthcare, and Kaiser Permanente

o   See Active Decision Guide for additional information:


·         State Retirement Plan administered through the Teacher Retirement System (TRS)

o    Annual benefit of up to 60% of average salary base upon retirement

o    Please visit TRS website for additional information:

·         Supplemental Retirement Savings Program

o    For TRS eligible employees, the school system contributes 3% of annual salary

o    Employees are required to contribute .5% of annual salary

·         Life Insurance

o    The School System provides free life insurance for each full-time employee in an amount equal to an employee's annual salary (rounded up to the next thousand) plus $5,000

o    In the event of an accidental death an additional $5,000 benefit is provided

o    Coverage is available for dependents at a low-cost premium

·         Disability Insurance

o    The School System provides free long-term disability insurance for all full-time employees

o    At a low-cost premium, the School System provides short-term disability insurance for all full-time employees

·         Critical Illness/Cancer Insurance

o    The School System provides, through ALLSTATE, an optional premium-based critical illness policy

·         Dental/Optical/Hearing Reimbursement Plan

o    Direct Reimbursement Plan for all full-time employees which covers 55% of most dental, hearing, and optical expenses up to a maximum of $2,200 in annual reimbursements

o    Direct Reimbursement Plan also covers 100% of the first $150 of preventative service

·         Flexible Spending Accounts

o    Health-care spending account – maximum annual employee pretax contribution is $2,500

o    Dependent-care spending account – maximum annual employee pretax contribution is $5,000

·         Credit Union Membership

o    The School System is a participant in the Georgia United Credit Union

o    Payroll deductions are permitted for contributions to the Credit Union, the Covington-Newton County United Way, the Georgia Association of Educators, and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators

·         Leave Benefits

o    Sick leave is earned at the rate of 1 1/4 days per month times the number of months worked

o   Three sick leave days per year may be taken as personal leave

FY 19 New Hires Benefit Information

Please  note:  All enrollment forms are distributed by the payroll department.