Today marks the start of the new BFT Contract, which can be accessed via the link at the top of the page, and also from the BOE’s intranet.
Today also marks the start of the new medical/rx insurance structure (dental is unchanged). Teachers will now have a high deductible health plan (HDHP), and a health savings account (HSA).
However, those teachers with a flexible spending account (FSA) will have a health reimbursement account (HRA) for the months of July and August, with the remaining balance being transferred into an HSA on September 1.
All teachers are urged to take a proactive stance during this challenging transition period. When encountering problems, immediately contact the Benefits Specialist at Central Office by calling 860 584 7019. When contacting them or Cigna, record all attempts to resolve problems. Who did you speak with? When did you call? Print out emails.