Insurance Benefits

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    Dental Insurance
     
    District 308 has partnered with Metlife Dental to administer the district's dental insurance benefits.  This partnership became effective as of January 1, 2019.  
     
    Group Number for MetLife Dental:  Policy Number 216730 (ID number under employee's name and social security number)
    Customer Service: 800-942-0854
    Dental Claims Address:  MetLife Dental Claims P.O. Box 981282 El Paso TX 79998-1282
     
    Please reference the following MetLife Dental Plan Summary.
     
      
    Disability Insurance
     
    Certified Employees
     
    Certified employees participating in the Illinois Teachers Retirement System (TRS) may be eligible for disability benefits if they are unable to come to work due to their own illness or disability.
     
    Non-Certified Employees 
     
    Non-certified employees participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) may be eligible for disability benefits if they are unable to come to work due to their own illness or disability.
     
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
     
    District 308 offers flexible spending accounts, or FSAs, which allows employees to receive reimbursement for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses tax free. By participating in these accounts, employees do not pay federal, state or social security taxes on the money contributed.
     
    The healthcare account enables employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible healthcare expenses. An employee can contribute between $100 and $2,500 per benefit year. The benefit year starts January 1 and ends December 31.

    The dependent care account enables employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible dependent care expenses. An employee can contribute between $100 and $5,000 per benefit year ($2,500 if married and filing a separate tax return for the plan year). The benefit year starts Jan. 1 and ends Dec. 31.

    Enrollment into the plan is on an annual basis during the open enrollment (October-November) period. Outside of the open enrollment period, employees can only make changes if a qualifying event is experienced.
     
    Medical Insurance
     
    District 308 offers two PPO medical plan options and an HMO medical plan option through BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. The options are the BCBS PPO plan and the BlueEdge Health Care Account (HCA) PPO plan. Both options are PPOs, but the BlueEdge HCA has a healthcare account to help offset the higher deductible. The BCBS PPO highlight sheet and the BlueEdge HCA PPO highlight sheet provide an overview of each plan. The BlueEdge HCA program guide explains how an HCA plan works and provides information to help employees determine whether the BlueEdge HCA option is the right choice for them.
     
    Please use the links below for more information about coverage and programs available through BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois:
     
     
    Prescription Coverage
     
    Pharmacy prescription drug benefits are paid at 100 percent after a copayment at a participating pharmacy. Copayment amounts are $20, $50, or $70 based on the brand/formulary of the drug. Drugs purchased at a nonparticipating pharmacy are paid at 75 percent after copayment, and the copayments listed are for up to a 34-day supply at a contracting retail pharmacy.

    Mail order prescription drugs are paid at 100 percent after a copayment. Copayment amounts are $20, $60, or $100 based on the brand/formulary of the drug. This benefit provides up to a 90-day supply of maintenance drugs used on a continuous basis for treatment of chronic health conditions. 
     
     
    Vision Coverage
     
    District 308 offers a vision plan option through MetLife Vision.
     
       Group Number: 216730
       Insured ID: Employee Name and Social Security Number
       855-638-3931
     
    No cards are needed to access this benefit. Simply notify your provider that you have MetLife Vision coverage. If your provider is a Metlife Network provider, they will confirm your coverage. If your provider is not in the Metlife Network, you will need to pay the bill and submit a claim for reimbursement.
     
    Register at www.metlife.com to find an eyecare provider and review your personal benefit information.
     
     
     Please reference the following MetLife Vision Plan Summary.