Benefits Working for You - Fauquier County
Health Insurance FAUQUIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Benefits Working for You Health Insurance is available to permanent status employees who work a regular schedule of at least 20 hours per week. Four medical plans are available from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield: KeyCare 10 (PPO), KeyCare 15 (PPO), HealthKeepers 10 Open Access (HMO) and HealthKeepers 20 (HMO). Vision coverage and a prescription drug programs are included with each medical plan. Two dental plans are available through Delta Dental of Virginia: Standard Option and High Option. The Health Insurance program is designed to protect employees and their families from the high cost of medical and dental care. Eligibility: Newly hired employees shall be eligible for coverage on the first day of the following month, provided that the employee has paid the employee portion of the health insurance premium. Section 125 Flexible Benefits Plan The Section 125 Flexible Benefits Plan allow employees to choose from a menu of qualified benefits with the cost of selected benefit(s) such as health insurance coverage, child or dependent care, medical expense reimbursements, and supplemental insurance, paid on a pre-tax basis. Permanent status employees are eligible for this benefit as of their date of hire. Supplemental Insurance Fauquier County offers payroll deductions for employees who voluntarily elect to participate in a cancer, disability, accident and/or supplemental life insurance policies with approved vendors. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Offered through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, this Employer paid program provides confidential and professional short-term counseling and assistance for employees and members of their household on a wide range of personal problems, including alcoholism, drug abuse, emotional problems, marriage and family problems, financial, and legal problems. Employees and members of their household are eligible to participate in this program as of their date of hire. Participation in the medical insurance program is not required to use the EAP. Virginia Retirement System Pension Full-time employees are eligible for this Employer paid benefit provided through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). VRS provides eligible members a retirement benefit for life, as well as offerings for survivor benefits. If a member becomes permanently disabled, disability retirement is available. Details of benefits offered by VRS, eligibility requirements and member responsibilities are described in further detail in the VRS Member Handbook. Life Insurance Full-time employees are eligible for this Employer paid benefit provided through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) via Minnesota Life Insurance. Members are covered under the group life insurance plan from their date of hire. Coverage is two times your annual salary for a natural death. Accidental death and dismemberment benefits are four times your annual salary. Employees may purchase additional life insurance coverage for themselves, spouse and dependent children. Educational Assistance With prior written approval, employees may take academic or vocational courses through an accredited/approved school or institution and receive reimbursement for their allowable expenses up to $500 for each class. Pre-tax Retirement Accounts Provided through VALIC Retirement Services, employees have access to 457(b) and 403(b) pre-tax retirement accounts. Employees are eligible to participate in these IRS-approved methods for deferring federal and state income taxes on savings until retirement. Participants have the opportunity to select and combine investments in order to carefully construct a supplemental retirement plan that most effectively protects and builds their retirement dollars. Employees are eligible to participate as of their date of hire.