Benefits

Benefit

Eligible Employee

Amount

Paid By

Social Security (FICA)

Substitutes and Temporary Employees (pay into Social Security, not TRS)

.062 of gross wages

.062 of gross wages

District

Employee

Medicare

All employees hired after March 1986, including Substitutes and Temporary Employees

.0145 of gross wages

.0145 of gross wages

District

Employee

Workers’ Compensation

All employees, including Substitutes and Temporary Employees

.007154 of gross wages

District

Health Insurance

All employees working 10 hours or more per week

$289.50 per month

Rates vary according to plan selected

District

Employee

Teacher Retirement

All persons employed on a regular basis for either an indefinite period of time, at-will employment or a definite period of 4 ½ months or more. Employment must be for ½ time or more. Less than ½ time positions must be for at least 15 hours per week

.068 of gross wages

.077 of gross wages

State

Employee

Teacher Retirement Insurance

All persons employed on a regular basis for either an indefinite period of time, at-will employment or a definite period of 4 ½ months or more. Employment must be for ½ time or more. Less than ½ time positions must be for at least 15 hours per week

.0065 of gross wages

.0055 of gross wages

.005 of gross wages

Employee

District

State

State Personal Leave

All employees

Five days per year

(See policy DEC)

District

State Sick Leave

All employees who earned state sick leave prior to September 1, 1995, and have carried a balance of days forward

The number of days carried forward

District

Local Personal Leave

All employees

3 days per year maximum accumulation of 6 days

District

Reimbursement for Leave Upon Retirement

Retiring employees who meet district requirements for reimbursement of leave. DEC (Local)

$100 for each state and local leave day to a combined maximum of 50 days

District

Family and Medical Leave

(FMLA)

Employees working 12 consecutive months and at least 1250 hours in that 12 month period

12 work weeks per year of job protection (unpaid leave) without loss of any employment benefit accrued prior to the beginning of leave

District

Benefit

Eligible Employee

Amount

Paid By

Temporary Disability Leave

Full-time employees whose positions require educator certification by the State Board of Educator Certification or by the district

At least 180 calendar days, unpaid leave for personal illness or disability (Employee responsible for paying for benefits)

District

Extended Sick Leave

All employees, requires request and medical certification

Daily rate of substitute pay not to exceed 20 days per school year

District

Sick Leave Pool

All employees, requires request of pool establishment upon exhaustion of all paid leave due to catastrophic illness

Not to exceed 30 days per school year

District

Cancer Insurance

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

Disability Insurance

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

Heart and Stroke Insurance

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

Dental Insurance

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

Vision Insurance

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

Permanent Life Insurance

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

Group Term Life Insurance

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

Accident Only Insurance

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

Critical Illness Plan

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees working 20 hours or more per week

Rates vary with plan options

Employee

403(b)/403(b)(7)

Tax Deferred Annuity

All employees, including Substitutes

Determined by employee

Employee

457 Deferred Compensation

All employees, including Substitutes

Determined by employee

Employee


NOTE: When referencing "All Employees," Substitutes and Temporary Employees are excluded unless stated otherwise.