MAY 2017 Issue 



May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to pause and consider whether you or someone you know could use a hand. Stress, anxiety, even the day-to-day pressures of life can sometimes build into something bigger. In fact, about half of all Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder at some point in their lives. Intervening effectively during the early stages can improve the future of those dealing with mental illnesses. By taking away the stigma and removing the barriers to treatment, Mental Health Month serves as a reminder that help is readily available and accessible. An easy way to determine whether you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition is to take a mental health screening. The Mental Health America website, at, offers free screenings for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder. You also can contact your GuidanceResources program. We’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to speak confidentially with you about counselling or to offer other resources for mental health care. This service is provided by your employer to you and your household members at no cost. Contact us anytime to receive confidential, professional and free support.

Here when you need us.
Call: 866-519-8359
TDD: 800-697-0353
App: GuidanceResources Now




Boulder 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 cheaper

Average time spent with a physician in the US: 15 minutes   VS   Average time with a DispatchHealth clinician:  45 minutes

Average 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.

Call:  303-500-1518


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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 2016-2017


The open enrollment for PERA's life insurance program with Unum runs through May 31, 2017. During this period the coverage is guarantee issue and it can be carried into retirement.  For more information, call Unum at 1-866-277-1649. 
Enroll Online!


BolderBOULDER - May 29, 2017

The BolderBOULDER was founded in 1979 as a small, local 10K, and since has grown to be one of the largest and most respected community running events in the world.  Race, Run, Jog or Walk! 

For pricing information and to register, go to:






Jeanne Thrower Aguilar, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Benefits

Boulder Valley Care Network
Stephanie Grant, Nurse Care Coach
Web:             ​

Susana Aguirre, Benefits Specialist
720-561-5022                                      ​


  Member Services     303-338-3800​

Karen Bright, Workers' Compensation Specialist    
720-561-5936 ​


    Member Services 800-244-6224

​Holly Ford, Benefits Technician