OPEN ENROLLMENT DCBOE CHECKLIST
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The Decatur County School System offers their employees many options in regards to insurance coverage. We offer Group Term Life Insurance, AD&D, Universal Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Dental. You may purchase any of these plans of insurance as a new employee or during Open Enrollment each year. These plans will be payroll deducted from your check each month.
We discuss each coverage further using the tab links on this page. Should you have any questions, please contact the Agent under the link Agent. The Links will give you more information on each specific type of insurance coverage that you may be interested in obtaining.
Employee Benefit Elections
Group Term Life Insurance allows you to protect yourself and family with the least expensive type of insurance, or called Mortality Insurance or Term Life Insurance. This Policy will continue as long as you are empolyed by the Decatur County School System.
Coverage is guaranteed up to $150,000 or 7 times your salary for new employees. Your Spouse will be guaranteed to $20,000 without an exam, and children between 6 months to Age 21, or 26 in college will be provided $15,000 Term Benefit for $3.00 a month for all children.
Universal Life Insurance is provided by Symetra Financial Insurance Company. This Plan allows you to purchase Permenant or Long lasting (Whole Life Type) coverage. You may purchase $25,000, $50,000, $75,000 or $100,000 of Universal Life Coverage. This will allow you to lock in your rate for Life, and the policy is portable, so you can take the policy with you when you leave employment or retire.
Coverage is available for the Employee, Spouse & Children. Premiums will be payroll deducted monthly. New Employees can apply within 30 days of employment or current employees may apply during Open Enrollment.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance is available to employees from $50,000 to $500,000 in Benefit. You may also purchase coverage for your Spouse up to 50% of the amount you choose for yourself. Premiums are very affordable.
Accidental Death Insurance pays in addition to any Life Insurance you may purchase, and will also provide benefits for loss of limbs (Dismemberment).
Short Term Disability is available to New Employees Guaranteed Issue up to $2,000 a month benefit without medical underwriting. You may select your benefit from the table provided on the site, and complete medical questions for any amount over $2,000 a month benefit.
If you are a current employee and your salary changes during the year, you may increase benefits by $100 a month during open enrollment, up to $2,000 Benefit without medical underwriting. Coverage is provided for up to 6 months benefit with 0 waiting period for accidents & Hospital stays, and a 7 day waiting period for sickness.
Long Term Disability provides long lasting catospheric insurance in the event you are disabled for over 6 months up to Age 65. Benefits are provided at 66 2/3% of your Salary after a 6 month waiting period, and benefits will last up to Age 65.
Long Term Disability is very valuable coverage at a very low group cost.
Dental Reimbursement provides coverage of 100% of the 1st $150.00 in a calender year, then 50% of the next $1,200 of charges to a Max Benefit of $750.00 per year per person insured.
Dental reimbursement check will be paid weekly to insureds through the mail. If your claim form is into the Central Office by Monday at 4:30PM, then your check for that week will be paid by Thursday of the same week.
Vision Coverage is provided by Avesis and has benfitis up to $200.00
See brochure for more details.
Your vision health is an important part of complete wellness. Avesis is pleased to present your vision benefits which are designed to give you and your covered family members the care, value and service to help maintain good vision and overall health.
Vision Exam 12 Months
Spectacle Lenses 12 Months
Frames 12 Months
Contact Lenses 12 Months
Vision Examination $10.00