Roanoke City Public Schools
2019 Benefits

Our employees are our most valuable asset. 

 



That’s why at Roanoke City Public Schools we are committed to a comprehensive
employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.

Benefits include:

  • Medical Plans and Vision Plans

  • Dental Plans

  • Health Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • 403(b), Non-VRS 457 and Roth Retirement Account Options

  • Cancer & Accident Plans

Eligible employees must elect or waive benefit coverage.

 

Proof of Dependent Eligibility: If adding new dependents during Open Enrollment, employees are required to submit proof of eligibility (see page 6) by the last day of the Open Enrollment period. As a New Hire or due to a Qualifying Event, proof of eligibility is also required for new dependents within 31 calendar days of the date of hire or a Qualifying Event. If ineligible dependents are found, they will be removed from the plan. 

 

Updates for 2019:   

  • No increase in Medical, Vision or Dental rates for 2019!

  • Introducing our new Prescription Drug carrier, Express Scripts: The district continues to make every effort to minimize any increase in costs and as a part of this we have contracted with Express Scripts for our prescription drug needs. You will receive a new prescription drug card for 2019. For questions,  call Customer Service at 1-844-803-7603 or go to their website, express-scripts.com

  • Announcing Real Appeal a new comprehensive weight loss program for employees enrolled in our medical plan beginning 1/1/19. As a result, we will discontinue our current Weight Management program on 12/31/18. (You may receive reimbursement for eligible expenses incurred up to and including 12/31/18, if submitted within 60 days of the date of service.)

  • Easier Wellness Program Continues:  Complete a preventive physical examination between 1/1/19 and 9/30/19.  You are not required to submit any paperwork as proof of completion of wellness compliance! Instead, UnitedHealthcare will receive the physical code submitted by your provider’s office during the billing process.

 

 

Wellness Program

 

It is anticipated that if employees exhibit healthful behaviors, the result will be both a healthier workforce and reduced overall health care costs.

 

Wellness Compliant Requirement for 2019:

Employees who complete the preventive care physical between 1/1/19 and 9/30/19 are eligible for the following incentive in 2020:

  • Employees who were compliant receive a $50 per month incentive as a reduction in their premium or an incentive as a premium credit. 

  • 2 Employee coverage: Employees who were compliant receive a $50 per month incentive as a reduction in their premium or an incentive as a premium credit. If the employee’s spouse met the wellness requirement, the employee will receive a $50 per month incentive as a reduction in premium or an incentive as a premium credit. (For two-employee coverage, both employees must have met the compliance requirements.)

  • Exception- New hires and specific Qualifying Events (benefit effective date of 7/1/19 and forward): These employees do not have to meet Wellness Compliance in 2019 to be eligible for the incentive in 2019.

INTRODUCING REAL APPEAL!
Announcing Real Appeal, ​a new comprehensive weight loss program for employees enrolled in our medical plan beginning 1/1/19. Free to employees only. 


Smoking Cessation Reimbursement will continue. This reimbursement is for a Provider Recommended Smoking (or other tobacco product) Cessation program. The reimbursement is for program costs, up to a one-time total of $500.

  • If you terminate employment, wellness reimbursement will end on your last day worked.


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