Connellsville Area School District is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, as well as a flexible spending account and 403(b) savings plan. In addition, optional, voluntary products are provided to help with income protection due to an illness, accident, or emergency. On this page, you will find information and forms about each of our benefit providers and services offered. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kelli Porterfield at [email protected].
Our healthcare insurance plans are provided by the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium (ACSHIC), partnered with Highmark and offered to eligible full-time employees. Currently there are two products offered: Community Blue Flex PPO and Community Blue Flex EPO. The employee's coverage plan is specific to the respective collective bargaining contract(s) and/or agreement(s). The district pays the full insurance premium less the employee's premium contribution share as per the specific contract(s) and/or agreement(s).
Both the PPO and EPO benefit summary grids are attached for review. In addition, a grid comparison of the EPO and PPO plan differences is also attached. Please note that the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium's website is a great resource to review all medical benefit information including but not limited to the 2020 Benefit Booklets for the EPO and PPO plans. ACHSIC Website link: https://acshic.com/your-benefits/#.
The EPO and PPO SBC's (Summary of Benefits and Coverage) attachments are standardized documents, as per the Affordable Care Act regulations. The SBC does not represent all coverage features, and the coverage examples within the SBC are intended only to convey a general illustration of costs.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022
$0 NO COST VACCINATIONS
See attached file for listing of $0 no cost vaccines available to members of ACSHIC benefits.
OTHER RESOURCES offered through Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium (ACSHIC)
Lytle EAP Partners - Employee Assistance Program
Company code: acshic
Lytle EAP Partners is your provider of Employee Assistance Program services and Personal Health Partners. The EAP offers counseling and a wide variety of work/life services to you and your immediate family members to help with problems that impact your personal well-being and your ability to perform your job. Personal Health Partners offers a helping hand with the many aspects of family healthcare and navigating the complicated medical system. The EAP and Personal Health Partners are available 24/7/365 and are free and confidential.
Livongo - Diabetes Management
Learn more and join at https://acshic.com/providers/livongo/ Registration code: ACSHIC
American Hearing Benefits
How to get started? Register today: https://acshic.edlogics.com
Our dental insurance plans are provided by United Concordia and offered to eligible full-time employees and dependents (meeting eligibility requirements). The district pays the full insurance premium less the employee's premium contribution share as per the specific contract(s) and/or agreement(s). Register at https://www.unitedconcordia.com or call 1-800-332-0366 to have easy access to resources and information. Best practice - seek care in-network to optimize benefit and avoid out of pocket expenses. In addition, request a pre-determination of services PRIOR to treatment to be aware
of any non-covered or out-of-pocket expenses.
Click below to access 2023-2024 United Concordia Dental Grid:
Our vision insurance plans are provided by Davis Vision and offered to eligible full-time employees and dependents (meeting eligibility requirements). The district pays the full insurance premium less the employee's premium contribution share as per the specific contract(s) and/or agreement(s). Register at https://davisvision.com (Client code: 4230) or call 1-877-923-2847, 4230 to have easy access to resources and information. Best practice - seek care in-network to optimize benefit and avoid out of pocket expenses.
Click below to access 2023-2024 Davis Vision Grid:
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT
All employees have the option of an annual election into the Flexible Spending Account offered through American Fidelity. This benefit allows participants the option of deferring salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for healthcare expenses (medical co-pays and deductibles, prescription drugs, dental care, eye care, and other qualifying expenses), as well as for dependent care expenses (daycare expenses, before and after school care, summer camps, preschool tuition). This benefit will be consistent with and meet all requirements of Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code as amended. Please see the plan details and enrollment form attached below. Enrollment occurs annually during open enrollment (May). When a qualifying event occurs enrollment is permitted outside the open enrollment period.
American Fidelity representative: A.J. West
Office: 877-518-2337 [email protected]
Learn more at:
TAX SHELTERED ANNUITY 403(b)
Connellsville Area School District offers a tax sheltered annuity plan 403(b) for ALL employees. A 403(b) is a tax-deferred investment and savings program for school district employees. If you need more information or are interested in starting a tax sheltered annuity, please contact one of the district approved companies listed in the Summary Plan Description (see link below).
The representative will provide you with all of the forms and documentation needed to start, add, change or cancel your 403(b) account. Once completed, the salary reduction form needs to be sent to the payroll office.
Connellsville Area School District offers life insurance to all employees. The amount of employee's coverage plan is specific to the respective collective bargaining contract(s) and/or agreement(s). The district pays the full insurance premium.
FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL EMPLOYEE CREDIT UNION
It is never too early to begin planning your retirement. PSERS offers a variety of resources on its website, including a Member Self-Service portal so you can access your PSERS account, retirement calculators to estimate your benefit, and a library of financial education articles to assist you in your journey to financial wellness and retirement.
For more information on your PSERS retirement, visit the PSERS website at www.psers.state.pa.us. You can also access the PSERS Active Member Handbook or contact PSERS at: 1.888.773.7748 or through their online contact form.