Benefits

NEWTON COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM BENEFITS OVERVIEW

  • Health Insurance administered through the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP)
      • Providers include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, United Healthcare, and Kaiser Permanente

  • State Retirement Plan administered through the Teacher Retirement System (TRS)
      • Annual benefit of up to 60% of average salary base upon retirement
      • Please visit TRS website for additional information:www.trsga.com

  • Supplemental Retirement Savings Program
      • For TRS eligible employees, the school system contributes 3% of annual salary
      • Employees are required to contribute .5% of annual salary

  • Life Insurance
      • 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
      • In the event of an accidental death an additional $5,000 benefit is provided
      • Coverage is available for dependents at a low-cost premium

  • Disability Insurance
      • The School System provides free long-term disability insurance for all full-time employees
      • At a low-cost premium, the School System provides short-term disability insurance for all full-time employees

  • Critical Illness/Cancer Insurance
      • The School System provides, through ALLSTATE, an optional premium-based critical illness policy

  • Dental/Optical/Hearing Reimbursement Plan
      • 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
      • Direct Reimbursement Plan also covers 100% of the first $150 of preventative service

  • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Health-care spending account - maximum annual employee pretax contribution is $2,500
      • Dependent-care spending account - maximum annual employee pretax contribution is $5,000

  • Credit Union Membership
      • The School System is a participant in the Georgia United Credit Union
      • 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
      • Sick leave is earned at the rate of 1 1/4 days per month times the number of months worked
      • Three sick leave days per year may be taken as personal leave

    NEW HIRE BENEFIT INFORMATION

    Please Click on the following links to view detailed benefit information

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

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