Code No. 406.5
LICENSED EMPLOYEE GROUP BENEFITS
Licensed employees may be eligible for group benefits as determined by the board and required by law. The board will select the group benefit program(s) and the insurance company or third-party administrator which will provide or administer the program.
In accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the board will offer licensed employees (certified teachers) who work an average of at least thirty (30) hours per week or one hundred thirty (130) hours per month, based on the measurement method adopted by the board, with minimum essential coverage that is both affordable and provides minimum value. The board will have the authority and right to change or eliminate group benefit programs, other than the group health plan, for its licensed employees.
Licensed employees who work an average of at least thirty (30) hours per week or more are eligible to participate in the group health plan. Licensed employees who work 38.75 hours per week are eligible to participate in District provided health, dental, life, and LTD (Vision is offered as employee expense.) provided group insurance plans. Employers should maintain documents regarding eligible employees acceptance and rejection of coverage.
Regular and part-time employees (i.e., employees who work less than 30 hours per week or more for health benefit purposes or employees who work less than 30 hours per week for benefits other than health) who wish to purchase coverage may participate in group benefit programs by meeting the requirements of the applicable plan. Full-time and regular part-time licensed employees who wish to purchase coverage for their spouse or dependents may do so by meeting the requirements of the applicable plan.
Licensed employees and their spouse and dependents may be allowed to continue coverage of the school district's group health program if they cease employment with the school district by meeting the requirements of the plan.