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ADMINISTRATION • COMPENSATION and BENEFITS



benefits

The mission of Tulsa Public Schools' Compensation and Benefits department is to attract, motivate and retain talent in the Tulsa Public School system. We strive for job satisfaction, motivation, low absenteeism and low turnover. In providing our employees with peace of mind, we hope to provide the kind of self-confidence that results in excellence and high expectations with a commitment to all.

 


 

HEALTH INSURANCE

The mission of Tulsa Public Schools' Compensation and Benefits department is to attract, motivate and retain talent in the Tulsa Public School system. We strive for job satisfaction, motivation, low absenteeism and low turnover. In providing our employees with peace of mind, we hope to provide the kind of self-confidence that results in excellence and high expectations with a commitment to all.

 

Availability of Summary Health Infomation

Please see below information the Tulsa Public School district is required to provide to employees regarding the health plans offered by Employees Group Insurance Division (EGID) regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC).

The SBCs provides district employees an opportunity to compare all the plans against the other in a format that is the same regardless of the coverage.

Availability of Summary Health Information

As an employee of the district, health benefits represent a significant component of every employee’s compensation package.  They also provide important protection for employees and their family in the case of illness or injury.

Employee plans offer a series of health coverage options, and choosing a health coverage option is an important decision.  To help district employees make an informed choice, Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) is provided to offer important information about any health coverage option in a standard format, helping employees compare coverage options.

The SBC is available on the web at: www.ok.gov/sib/Member/Handbooks. A paper copy is also available, free of charge, by calling 1-800-752-9475.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage

 

HealthChoice Members Can Earn $200

Help CheckProgram

HealthChoice is continuing its wellness initiative, called Help Check, (Help Check) for plan year 2013. Help Check is available to all primary HealthChoice health plan members age 20 and older who are not enrolled in a HealthChoice Medicare supplement plan or in HealthChoice USA. Primary members who complete the requirements of Help Check receive a $200 incentive payment.

Visit the HealthChoice website for more detailed information about the Help Checkprogram.

The following are changes from prior campaigns:

  • You are no longer required to complete the online Health Risk Assessment (HRA) and update biometric information. This service also remains as a free option for you to utilize.
  • You are no longer required to have metabolic (80050 or 80053) and/or lipid (80061) blood panels done to qualify for the $200 incentive. However, these services remain free to you*.

*These tests are still covered at 100% of Allowed Charges once per calendar year. There is no co-pay or out-of-pocket cost to the member when services are provided by a HealthChoice Network Provider.

CPT Codes are subject to change.

 

 

2013 EGID Websites

The following are external links to the Oklahoma Employee Group Insurance Division (EGID).  The first link provides premiums rates for 2013 and the second link is the benefits guide for 2013.  The third is information about State Life Insurance.

Please note that the monthly Total Premium is the amount charged by EGID based on member elections and does not reflect employer contributions or retirement contributions made from your retirement system.

 

Monthly Flex Benefit Allowance

Employees who meet certain criteria receive a monthly Flex Benefit Allowance (FBA) to help pay the cost of their benefits.  Information about the FBA is listed below:

POSITION 2015
Full-time & Half-time Certified Employees
enrolled in a Health Plan:
$499.42
Support Employees working 6 hrs or more per day,
enrolled in a Health Plan:
$499.42
Full-time & Half-time Certified Employees
not enrolled in a Health Plan:
$69.71
Non-Certified/Support Employees working 6 hrs or more per day,
not enrolled in a Health Plan:
$189.69

NBS 403(b) Plan information

ENROLLMENT OPEN AND FLEX


Open Enrollment

The open enrollment period is held the first two weeks in October each year, with the changes becoming effective January 1 following the open enrollment period. This is the one time a year that employees can make changes to their insurance coverage or enroll in insurance coverage if they are not presently enrolled.

Benefits Fair

The Tulsa Public Schools Benefits Department host a benefits fair each year at the Education Service Center before the open enrollment period. It is held the last part of September or the first part of October. Those dates are announced every year prior to September. During the benefits fair, there will be representatives present from the insurance companies to answer any questions. There will also be available the updated information regarding changes for the open enrollment period.

Flex Enrollment

There are two types of Flex accounts. Both types allow you to set aside monies on a pre-tax basis to pay for reimbursable expenses. Reimbursable expenses for the "Medical Flex Account" include out of pocket medical, dental, and vision expenses as well as some over the counter medications. Reimbursable expenses for the "Dependent Day Care Account" include expenses you incur for the care of a qualified dependent. There are special tax laws affecting this type of account. Enrollment is by telephone and is completed each year approximately during the month of November. Specific enrollment dates will be published each year. The amounts you choose to set aside are for expenses you incur during the calendar year (January 1st through December 31st). Any dollars not used for expenses are forfeited. This is what is known as the "use it or lose it" provision of Section 125. It is very important to be conservative and accurate in estimating your expenses for the plan year. You may obtain the forms for filing claims on these accounts at www.afadvantage.com.

 

 

 

SECTION 125 - IRS

Internal Revenue Compliance

According to IRS regulations, each employee must be informed annually of their ability to set aside monies for medical and dependent day care expenses and to purchase certain insurance products on a pre-tax basis. In order to comply with this regulation, representatives from American Fidelity meet with all employees during the months of February and March. The meetings are held at each school site.

 

Approved vendors for 403b and 457b savings plan

Approved Vendors
Funding Company Phone Website
AID Association for Lutherans 800-847-4836 www.thrivent.com
American Fidelity Assurance Co. 800-654-8489 www.afadvantage.com
Ameriprise Financial Inc. 800-221-2450 www.riversource.com
ASPire Financial (Formerly 403b ASP) 866-401-5277 www.aspirefinserv.com
Axa Equitable Life Insurance Co. 800-628-6673 www.axa-equitable.com
General American Life Insurance Co. 800-638-5433 www.metlife.com
Great American Life Insurance Co. 888-497-8556 www.gafri.com
Horace Mann Companies 800-999-1030 www.horacemann.com
ING – ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. 877-884-5050 www.ingservicecenter.com
ING Life Insurance & Annuity Co. 800-366-0066 www.ing-usa.com
Kemper Investors Life Insurance Co. 800-621-5001 www.kemperinvestors.com
Legend Employee Benefits Account
Life Insurance Co. of the Southwest 800-579-2878 www.lifeofsouthwest.com
Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc. 800-242-1421 www.lincolninvestments.com
MassMutual 800-272-2216 www.massmutual.com
MetLife Ins. Co. of Connecticut 800-842-9406 www.metlife.com/mlr
MetLife Investors 800-638-7732 www.metlife.com/mlr
Midland National 866-270-9564 www.midlandannuity.com 
Modern Woodmen of America 800-447-9811 www.modern-woodmen.org
Primerica Financial Services 800-544-5445 www.primerica.com
Security Benefit Group 800-888-2461 www.securitybenefit.com
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 800-847-4836 www.thrivent.com

 


 


 

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