All employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week are eligible for benefits. It will be assumed that if working less than a 12-month contract, the employee will have two or three months of summer premium deducted thru a monthly payroll deduction. It will also be expected for you to keep your (pre-taxed) insurances thru September of each year. Coverage changes occur in August prior to the upcoming benefit year running from October 1 – September 30.

Presently, USD 379 provides a single option B health insurance plan at no-cost to all full-time employees. In addition, employees have a range of additional benefit options to select.

  • Health Insurance – USD 379 offers four different plan options through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. All full-time employees are eligible to receive option B single plan at no additional cost (this benefit will be prorated according to contract term and number of hours per week – FTE). The equivalent of this benefit is applied to any option that the employee elects for during enrollment upon hire or during the annual open enrollment period every subsequent year.
  • Dental Insurance – USD 379 offers supplemental dental insurance through Delta Dental. This is an optional benefit to all employees.
  • Vision Insurance – USD 379 offers vision insurance as an additional benefit through VSP.
  • HSA – USD 379 offers a health savings account option to employees through Greenbush Affiliate. This is available to employees who select health insurance option D.
  • KPERS – USD 379 employees are eligible for enrollment into the state of Kansas retirement plan KPERS upon hire. For more information, please visit KPERS
  • American Fidelity – USD 379 offers a wide array of additional benefit options through American Fidelity. More information about the options available can be seen at American Fidelity website.
  • Pay Stub – USD 379 provides electronic access to monthly paystub information. This can be accessed at Paydocs.
  • Worker’s Compensation – Employers are required to provide this information to each injured worker by Kansas Law.
    • KDOL Accident Report. This is filled out by the Supervisor.
    • The Report by Eyewitness form(s) are to be completed and returned to the supervisor to process.
    • The Report by Injured Employee form is to be completed and returned to the supervisor to process.
    • The Information for Injured Employees paper is to be handed to the employee at the employers first opportunity.

Return all completed accident reporting forms to the Human Resources Department at the Board of Education building. KDOL website.

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