A comprehensive benefits package is just one of the many reasons to consider working at the Nevada Joint Union High School District!
Our district participates in a Joint Powers Agency with a number of Nevada and Placer County school districts, which created Schools Insurance Group (SIG) to provide health and welfare benefits to our employees. Through a cafeteria plan, employees may choose from various medical plans - Health Net's HMO or High Deductible Plans, and some Placer County plans (contingent on living or working in a coverage area zip code) - Kaiser, Sutter and Western Health Advantage. We also participate in a dental plan through Delta Dental, a vision plan through Vision Service Plan (VSP) and have life insurance coverage from $23,000 to $70,000. If you need further details on any of our plans - Click Here to Go to SIG

Summary of Benefits Comparison (SBC)
As part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (OCA) provisions, we have made available on our website the Summary of Benefits Comparison (SBC). This helps individuals better compare their plan options by presenting the information in a uniform manner. The summaries are listed below for each plan our District offers.

Certificated and Classified Employees
The district offers full time certificated and classified employees (7+ hours/day) participation in the district benefit plan by providing from $599 to $1085 per month in tiered caps towards coverage. Part-time certificated employees may participate in the district plan if they work at least a 3/5ths teaching schedule, and classified if they work at least 4 hours/day, however they are required to pay a pro-rated portion of the health and welfare premium. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to see the tiered caps and the "out of pocket" cost to full time employees based on their plan and how many dependents they choose to cover.
Part-time Certificated Employees:
3/5ths (three periods per day) – district contribution is 60% of benefit cap
4/5ths (four periods per day) – district contribution is 80% of benefit cap
Part time Classified Employees:
4.0 hours/day – 4.99 hours/day, district contribution is 50% of benefit cap
5.0 hours/day – 5.99 hours/day, district contribution is 62.5% of benefit cap
6.0 hours/day – 6.99 hours/day, district contribution is 75% of benefit cap
Benefit coverage begins on the first of the month following fulfillment of eligibility requirement (i.e. if you begin working on September 10th your coverage starts on October 1st).
Open Enrollment
Annual open enrollment for medical, dental, and vision is normally conducted each May with an effective date of July 1.
Retirement Health and Welfare Benefits
Certificated employees retiring through STRS may continue in the district's health and welfare program at their own cost.
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Retiring classified employees meeting the eligibility criteria listed in Appendix E of the CSEA collective bargaining agreement may continue in the district health and welfare plan and receive a yearly payment of $5,387.00 for eight years to be used toward the cost of the plans.

Classified employees eligible to retire through PERS at the time of the retirement from the District, who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the CSEA Retiree H&W Program, may continue in the district's health and welfare program at their own cost.

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Lesa St. Germain, Benefits Coordinator, 530-273-3351, x208 (email)

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2017-18 BENEFIT GUIDE - Helping you make informed choices about your employee benefits
Nevada County Medical Plans:
Placer County Medical Plans:
(Nevada County employees must live in applicable zip codes in order to participate in the following plans)
Other Information/Forms:

Tiered Rates for Employees:

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