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Your Benefits Plans for 2019-2020

Benefits Guide

How do I find out about my benefits for the 2019-2020 school year?
We've prepared the 2019-2020 Benefits Guide (available in PDF) to answer most of your questions and to provide you with the information you need. You can also review the information here on this page to learn more about the plans available to you, and if you have more questions, please email or call | 520-225-6144.

Benefits Guide - 2019-2020 (in PDF)

Benefits Rates for 19-20

How much will I pay for my benefits in 2019-2020?

Take a look through the rate schedules below to find out payments for the various plans for individuals and families.

2019-2020 Benefits Rates (in PDF)
Summary of Changes (in PDF)

Provider Contact Lists

What is the contact information for the various providers?
Use our 2019-2020 Provider Contact List (in PDF) to find phone numbers and websites for our providers.


What are my choices for medical plans in 2019-2020?

Our Medical Plan provider is UnitedHealthcare (UHC). You have two choices with UHC: the PPO Plan (UHC Choice Plan) or the Health Savings Plan/HDHP (UHC Health Saving Plan with Health Savings Account). Review the materials below to decide which is best for you.

Your Choices:

  1. UHC Choice Plan (PPO Plan):
    Plan Description | Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) (in PDF)
  2. UHC Health Savings Plan (HDHP) with Health Savings Account:
    Plan Description | Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) (in PDF)

Tools for You

About your Health Saving Plan

About your Pharmacy Benefits


What tools and programs support wellness and help me meet my health goals?

Our Wellness Program, a partnership with the Wellness Council of Arizona, provides free health coaches, fitness classes, and more! UnitedHealthcare also offers Rally, an online tool, to help you with your health and fitness goals. And don't forget about the Wellness Incentive Program, which qualifies you for a $300 incentive!

Real Appeal - Free Online Weight Loss Program

I want to lose weight. What tools are available for me?

Real Appeal is a free online weight loss program available to eligible employees and family members. Through Real Appeal, you get a transformation coach who leads weekly online group sessions, online tools to help you track your food, activity, and weight loss progress, and a success kit with recipes, scales workout DVDs, and more!


What are my choices for dental plans?

You have two choices for dental coverage, Delta Dental and Employer Dental Services (EDS).

  1. Delta Dental
  2. Employer Dental Services (EDS)


What are my options for vision plans?
Through Avesis, our vision care provider, you can choose the Advantage Plan or the Discount Plan. For information, see the plan descriptions below, or visit the Avesis Website.

Dependent Care FSA

What help can I get for child care costs?
If you're one of many people who spend money on child care while at work, a Dependent Care Reimbursement Account is a logical choice. Using BASIC Flex is like getting child care or preschool on sale. The money is deducted before taxes so you don't pay most federal, state, Social Security and Medicare taxes on that amount. The savings range from 15% to 40% depending upon your tax bracket.

Life Insurance

What life insurance programs are available to me?
Through Sun Life, you can elect to enroll in programs for each of these. Review the material below for more information.

Short-Term Disability (MetLife)

What short term disability insurance is available to me?
Through MetLife, you can elect to enroll in Short Term Disability. Review the material below for more information.

Critical Illness (MetLife)

What coverage is available to me to help with critical illness?
Through MetLife, you can elect to enroll in coverage for Critical Illness. Review the material below for more information.

Hyatt Legal

Are there programs that would help me with legal coverages?
Through MetLife, you can elect to enroll in Hyatt Legal Plans, which offers a coverage for a range of legal needs. Review the material below for more information.


What plans are available to help me save for retirement, in addition to my ASRS contributions?
You can enroll in Retirement Savings Plans. Please see the following webpage for more information.

Employee Assistance Program

Jorgensen Brooks Group Flier (in PDF)

What is an EAP?
An EAP is an Employee Assistance Program that assists employees and dependents live healthier, happier lives.

Jorgensen Brooks Group EAP Services provides counseling and referrals to help employees, dependents and household members reduce their stress and resolve problems.  Contact Jorgensen Brooks Group in the Tucson area at (520) 575-8623 or outside the Tucson area at (888) 520-5400. You can also view the website at

What is the cost?
EAP is a confidential benefit provided by TUSD for benefit eligible employees and their eligible dependents and household members at no cost.

What kinds of issues can I get help with through my EAP?
Employees and eligible family members can discuss anything that affects their well-being with a Jorgensen Brooks Group Counselor. This includes issues such as:

  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Relationship or Family Conflicts
  • Workplace Conflicts
  • Grief; Death and Dying
  • Alcohol Abuse/Drug Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Caring for an Elderly Parent
  • Domestic Violence
  • Financial Difficulties
  • Legal Difficulties

How do I make an appointment?
Call Jorgensen Brooks Group at (520) 575-8623 Tucson Metro area or (888) 520-5400 outside the Tucson area Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  If you are in crisis situation, Jorgensen Brooks Group counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To make an appointment for legal or financial services, please call the Tucson Metro office at (520) 575-8623. 

EAP participants may see a Jorgensen Brooks Group provider by appointment regardless of where the employee or dependent lives.

Will anyone find out that I used EAP services?
EAP visits are completely confidential.  Meetings with a Jorgensen Brooks Group EAP counselor remain private unless you sign a consent form for a release of information.

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