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Payroll & Benefits Information

 

2019 - 2020 Benefits

 

 

Open Enrollment - Current Plans

Current Medical, Dental and Vision plans will remain in effect through December 31, 2019. You do not need to do anything if you do not want to make changes to your current plan.

Open enrollment to add or drop dependents or change benefit plans is Sept 10th - September 19th.  To make changes:

1)  Complete a Premera Enrollment form and submit to the Payroll Department by Sept. 19th for your payroll deduction.

2)  Complete the on-line enrollment or enrollment changes through the WEA/Select Benefits on-line program by September 19th, 2019.

The District Benefit’s Book is available at the District Benefit’s Fair scheduled at the start of each school year and District payroll office.  You can also open and/or download a benefit book by clicking the following link:


REQUIRED: All eligible employees are required to enroll in Dental and Vision coverage. There is no additional charge to enroll dependents. To add dependents to your dental and vision coverage, follow the instructions below:

Enrollment Upoint Website: http://ww1.resaucehewitt.com/
            **Access the Upoint website to complete your ENROLLMENT in your Dental and Vision benefit coverages

Enrollment Start Guide: WEA – Upoint - Quick Online Guide to Enrollment

Please complete the enrollment carefully.  Be sure to have birthdates and social security information ready when you enroll.

  • Medical Coverage is optional.  You can elect to enroll yourself only and/or any qualifying dependents.
  • Dental Coverage enrollment is mandatory if you qualify for benefits. 
    • This is a group plan and covers all eligible dependents, be sure to enroll all dependents in plan.
  • Vision Coverage enrollment is mandatory if you qualify for benefits.
    • This is a group plan and covers all eligible dependents, be sure to enroll all dependents in plan.

 

Medical Benefit Information

Medical Benefits - Premera\Blue Cross Medical Information, Find a Doctor, Pharmacy information, 24-hr NurseLine information

Vision Benefit Information

Dental Benefit Information

 

Open Enrollment - SEBB

October 1, 2019 - November 15, 2019

Benefits will be effective on January 1, 2020

SEBB: Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Pre-Tax Programs/Payroll Deductions

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Program:  The program enables employees to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified health and dependent daycare costs.  

As of January 1, 2020 these programs will be offered by SEBB. The current FSA Program will end on October 31, 2019. There is a 90 day window to submit receipts for reimbursement after this date.

 

Retirement

As an employee of Chimacum School District your retirement is through the Washington State Department of Retirement (DRS).  If you are already a member of the Washington State Retirement System - then you are placed into the Retirement Plan that you were last active in unless you change classifications.  

If you were in Plan 3, and you are new to the District, you will have to choose an investment percentage (%) when you start work.  The payroll department will be contacting you to do so with the appropriate forms.

If you are new to the Washington State Department of Retirement System - you have up to 90-days to choose which retirement system you wish to enroll in.  If you do not chose, then you will be defaulted into Plan 3 at Option A (5%) and the Self-Directed Investment Plan.  Please review the DRS Plan Choice Booklet link below for more information in making a choice.  The payroll department will contact you and provide the appropriate paperwork to complete your enrollment.


Washington State Deferred Compensation Program (DCP)The DCP program is a supplemental retirement savings program
(IRC Section 457 plan) that offers you the opportunity to invest money to augment your retirement. Minimum deduction to start your account is $30 per month.  This can be started and/or changed at anytime during the year. This is done through pre-tax deductions.  For additional information call (888) 327-5596 or click the link below.  If you choose to enroll, please return the enrollment form to the Payroll Department for processing. 


403(b) Plan:  The OMNI Group is our Third Party Administrator for the Chimacum School District’s 403(b) plan.  You can make pre-tax deferrals from your payroll directly to your 403(b) account.  This plan requires that you start a 403(b) with a qualified financial advisor, then set up the payroll deductions through the payroll office.  You can manage your 403(b) account on-line:  http://www.omni403b.com

Retirement Planning: https://csd.retacademy.com


Other Voluntary Insurance Coverage's

Other insurance coverages are available and are voluntary.  All costs are paid by the employee through payroll deduction.  Please contact the payroll office if you are interested in enrolling:

 AFLAC:  Cancer Insurance

 

Miscellaneous Links

  • DRS – Washington State Dept of Retirement Systems (Retirement Plan Information, Booklets, Benefits)
  • IRS - Internal Revenue Service
  • OMNI - The Omni Group - 403(b) plan administration
  • PEBB – Public Employees Benefit Board
  • SSA – Social Security Administration
  • VEBA - Medical Reimbursement Trust