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BVSD - $2000 for the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation
Centaurus HS - $1000 for Centaurus HS
Who is eligible for BVSD Benefits?Employees working in a regular position, lasting longer than 90 days, assigned .5 FTE (20 hrs/week) or greater are eligible for benefits. Substitutes, community school building monitors, summer grounds workers, student workers, interns, extra-duty contracts, as needed positions, and PERA retirees are not benefit eligible. Benefits start the first day of the month following the employee's first day of work.
New employees have 30 days, from their first day of work, to submit their insurance enrollment form into Human Resources, to elect enrollment in the health, dental and/or vision plans. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled in EAP, LTD and Life Insurance.
Please pick up a Benefits Packet in Human Resources or you may review it online.
Information on Insurance Plans and Rates for 2017-2018
PERA 101 - Take the Mystery out of PERA
All BVSD employees are covered by the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). Knowing the basics about PERA goes a long way in understanding this important benefit and being able to plan for retirement. This session is meant to remove some of the mystery of retirement planning for younger workers although staff at any stage of career will gain a better understanding about how PERA works.
BVSD is hosting the following PERA 101 Information Session at the Ed Center, PDC Black Diamond Room. The same session will be presented on three different days:
Monday, October 16, 4:30 pmMonday, October 23, 4:30 pmMonday, November 27, 4:30pm
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BVSD SMART courses this fall:
SMART 1 - Boulder High SchoolStarting September 128 Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pmPlus Saturday Retreat, October 28
SMART 1 - Fireside Elementary SchoolStarting September 138 Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pmPlus Saturday Retreat, October 7
PassageWorks' foundational SEL course, Creating Engaged Classrooms will be offered September 22-24 at Friends' School in Boulder.
School Leader Retreat for Principals and AP'sOctober 5-7 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland
Mindfulness Learning Community at Horizons K-8 - Starting September 16Once a month two hour meeting to help educators sustain a personal practice. This is open to anyone who has already learned the fundamentals of mindfulness through SMART or elsewhere.
DISPATCH HEALTHBoulder Valley School District has partnered with DispatchHealth to provide you with an exciting new health benefit that is covered by our Cigna insurance plans.
On-Demand urgent care, in the comfort of your home, work or place of need!DispatchHealth is bringing back the house call using board-certified doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and EMTs, equipped to treat a wide range of injuries and illnesses. DispatchHealth brings the same healthcare providers you would see in your local Emergency Room right to your door.
By using DispatchHealth for non-emergency medical needs instead of going to the ER, you will receive significant out of pocket savings when compared to a typical ER visit based on our medical plans. You will also enjoy a more convenient and integrated healthcare experience AND you help keep our health care costs under control.
How they compare:Average cost of an ER visit: $2200 VS DispatchHealth visits are 8-10 times cheaperAverage time spent with a physician in the US: 15 minutes VS Average time with a DispatchHealth clinician: 45 minutesAverage time spent in an ER visit: 4 hours VS Average wait time a DispatchHealth visit: 1 hour
How it works:- Request care - The DispatchHealth team provides care from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year, including holidays.
- Explain your symptoms - Their providers will triage your symptoms over the phone to understand what's wrong and get the right care en route.
- Receive care in your home - On average, their mobile teams arrive within a hour.
- Rest easy - They will call in your prescriptions, update your family doctor, handle billing with your health insurance so you can focus on feeling better, faster.
Things they treat:They are ER trained and equipped to treat anything an Urgent Care facility can plus more including: IV placement, IV fluids, splinting, stitches, rapid infectious disease testing (flue, strep, mono, RSV), on site advanced blood testing, eye infections, skin rashes, asthma, bronchitis, digestive issues, and much more.
It's that easy!The right care, right place, right time.
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Jeanne Thrower Aguilar, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCPDirector of Benefits720-561-5093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Boulder Valley Care Network Stephanie Grant, Nurse Care Coach303-530-5289Web: www.mybvcn.org
Susana Cole Benefits Specialist720email@example.com
Member Services 303-338-3800
Karen Bright, Workers' Compensation Specialist 720-561-5936 firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Services 800-244-6224
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Lifestyle changes can be challenging to make on your own. Even knowing where to start can be a hurdle to overcome. To help you get started and have the support you need along the way, you could look to your localhealth care team for help.
Eldora's Corporate Discount 4-Packs are available to BVSD employees for just $129. You can ski or ride for less than $33 a day with no black out dates or restrictions.
Corporate 4 Packs are non-transferable, but you may purchase 4 packs for yourself and your family.
Just log on to: www.eldora.com/corporate
Once purchased 4 Pack ID cards are issued at Eldora Mountain Sports, 2775 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, CO or in the season pass office at Eldora Mountain Resort.
New employees or newly eligible employees have the opportunity to enroll in medical and dental insurance and flexible spending plans. Eligible employees are those who work 20+ hours per week, or those who are contracted at 50% or greater for a minimum of 90 days, in a regular position.