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Your Benefits Plans for 2020-2021

Benefits Guide

How do I find out about my benefits for the 2020-2021 school year?
We've prepared the Benefits Guide for 2020-2021 (available in PDF) to answer most of your questions and to provide you with the information you need. You can find even more information in the Benefits Guide Flipbook.

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 Benefits@TUSD1.org | 520-225-6144.

Benefits Guide for 2020-2021 (in PDF) | Benefits Guide Flipbook

To learn more about your options and the benefits enrollment process, watch this Annual Benefits Enrollment Presentation.

Medical

Prescription

What prescription services are available to me? Through CVS Caremark, a wide range of participating retail pharmacies and mail order and online services are available for your prescription needs. See the following information sheets to learn more.

Wellness and the Wellness Incentive Program

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!

Dental

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)

Vision

What are my options for vision plans?
In 2020-2021, our vision care provider is eyemed. For information, see the plan descriptions below, or visit eyemed.com.

Flexible Savings Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care

What is a Flexible Savings Account?
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are part of Section 125, established by the IRS. Section 125 allows employees to set aside money for future medical and child care costs on a pre-tax basis.

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.

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.

Life Insurance

Retirement

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 www.jorgensenbrooks.com.

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.

EAP Webinars

Short-Term Disability (SunLife)

What short term disability insurance is available to me?
Through SunLife, you can elect to enroll in Short Term Disability. Review the material below for more information.
  • Class 1: For employees hired prior to October 1, 2012 and insured for Short Term Disability Income Insurance on August 31, 2017 who elect to remain at their current amount
  • Class 2: For all other employees

Employee Benefits

Information

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