Who’s Eligible for Benefits?
You are eligible for benefits if you work 20 hours or more per week. Please review the Benefits Enrollment Guide to determine what your benefit credits are based on your Employee Association (union). Not sure if you’re eligible? Check out this Eligibility Summary.
+ How to Enroll
Open Enrollment for the 2019 - 2020 plan year is CLOSED. Open Enrollment occurs each spring near the end of April/beginning of May. The Benefits department works diligently to communicate with all DPS employees. Please stay tuned to the DPS newsletters, this site, and your email/mail for important information about the upcoming Open Enrollment Period. Make sure you receive important information by Updating Your Personal Information.
You will have 30 calendar days from your start date to enroll in benefits. Benefits are effective the first of the month following your start date. For example, if you start August 12th, your benefits will begin September 1st. Employee deductions for benefits will appear on your paystub for the period that benefits were active. That means that on the September 22nd paycheck, benefits for September 15th - September 30th will be deducted. Enrolling in benefits quickly ensures that your deductions are evenly distributed over your first few paychecks and that you have access to healthcare should you need it.
If you are benefits eligible and do not enroll in or waive benefits, you will be auto-enrolled in the Aetna 3500 CDHP medical plan with employee-only coverage (post-tax), a health savings account (HSA), and the DPS Sick Leave Bank. If you are auto-enrolled in a medical plan, you have the option to cancel the plan by completing this Medical Waiver Form and submitting it to HR_connect@dpsk12.org. Any incurred charges are non-refundable.
+ Who to Contact
Did you know that all the information you need for understanding and enrolling in benefits is right here on The Commons, available whenever and wherever you need it! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or try using the Search Bar above to find what you’re looking for.
+ Am I eligible for benefits?
Employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for all benefits. Employees working less than 20 hours per week are eligible for some supplemental benefits only. Check out the Enrollment Guide to determine what benefits you are eligible for.
+ What benefits am I currently enrolled in?
Go to the Benefits Enrollment Site or Infor HR on the Employee Action Center to review and confirm your active enrollments.