The employees of the Sylacauga City Schools are offered various benefit options as employees of the State. There are addtional vendors who provide benefit options to our employees. The information and websites below provide an overview of the benefit options through various agencies, companies, and vendors. The contacts and/or websites for vendors, insurance companies, PEEHIP, and retirement are maintained by the various agencies
The Public Education Employee Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP)
PEEHIP offers insurance administered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield to Board employees. The family coverage per month is $177 for the employee and single coverage per month is $15 per month for the employee. If you are a tobacco user there is an additional $28.00 cost. Click here to access PEEHIP forms and additional information.
Southland Insurance Company
The cost for supplemental coverage for dental, vision, cancer, and indemnity is $38 per month per supplement for single or $45 per month for family coverage. Visit the website for more details.
Shaw Hankins, Inc.
All employees are eligible to participate in this plan, which offers a pre-tax cafeteria (Section 125 Plan) plan that is administered for the purchase of PEEHIP medical, and certain supplemental plans as well as Flexible Spending Account. Dollars sheltered under a Section 125 Plan are exempt from FICA, FUTA, federal income and most state and local taxes. For more details contact Shaw Hawkins, Inc. @ (800) 994-7429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the above costs are subject to change from year to year.
• TEACHER / EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT
Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama (TRS)
All full time employees are eligible and required to participate in the Teacher Retirement System of Alabama. Employees contribute 7.50 percent of their salary or wages each month. The Board also contributes a percentage to the retirement account on a monthly basis. Ten years of creditable service are required for an employee to become vested or eligible for benefits.
The Retirement System's Deferred Compensation (RSA-1) plan allows an employee to defer some of their income before taxes, and at the same time, establish more savings to enjoy a better retirement. Visit the website for forms and more information.
****The Sylacauga Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of this school system that no person be denied employment, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any program or activity on the basis of sex, race, religion, disability, national origin, or age group.
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