Suffolk Public Schools offers its employees two choices of health insurance plans through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. The HealthKeepers 80/20 HMO/POS with open access (i.e. no referral required for many services) and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP Lumenos) with Health Savings Account that Suffolk Public Schools matches employee savings up to $1,400 annually. Videos on benefits, health savings accounts (HSA’s), and ALEX our online tool to assist employees in making decisions about which plan to choose is also available, please see Finance/Video Library –Benefits in the portal for more information.
Enrollment in any plan must be completed within 30 days of your official hire date, otherwise you will forfeit participation until the next plan year, for which open enrollment is held each Fall. Other qualifying status changes must also be applied for within 30 days of the change (see “Other Insurance Facts” below). The plan year begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st of each year.
Anthem Plan information, including benefits, provider lists and prescription information are available through the Benefits Guide.
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The Affordable Care Act requires employers to distribute Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC) to their employees each year. Additional information on the health plans offered may also be found in the Benefits Guide. Paper copies of these files may be obtained by contacting the Payroll Office at 668213.