Important Notice from Syracuse City School District About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare
Each year, the Center for Medicare Services requires the Syracuse City School District to provide to all enrollees of the District’s prescription drug plan a Notice of Creditable Coverage. The school district's prescription drug plan exceeds the coverage provided by a standard Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Therefore you do not need to enroll in a separate Part D plan. This notice is only pertinent to members, or their dependents, that are eligible for Medicare and are not enrolled in Medicare Part D drug plan. *If no one is eligible for Medicare in your household, you may disregard this notice.*
Our Benefits team administers our benefit programs, which help to improve the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of our employees and their families. We meet employee needs through an array of quality medical, insurance and voluntary benefit programs.
As well, we understand that employees need to take extended periods of time off for medical or personal reasons. Our team is here to assist you during those times to help maintain a healthy work-life balance. If there is a need to take more than five days off, eligible employees can apply for leave benefits for any of the following situations:
- Birth or adoption of a child
- Medical (personal or an immediate family member)
2017-2018 Employee Benefit Contribution Rates (by Bargaining Unit)
Units 1, 7, 8, and 10 (Syracuse Teacher's Association)
STA Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 2 - 10 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 2 - 12 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 3A & 3C
Unit 3A & 3C Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 5 Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 6 - 10 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 6 - 12 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 9 - 10 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 9 - 12 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 11 - 10 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 11 - 12 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 12 Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
2017-2018 Health Insurance Summary of Benefit Coverage
Below are the Summary of Benefits Documents for the Syracuse City School District health care plans:
2017-2018 SBC High Deductible Healthcare Plan (HDHP) 1
2017-2018 SBC Point of Service (POS) Healthcare Plan
Health Savings Account
In conjunction with POMCO, the District will be offering Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to SCSD employees enrolled in our High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).
An HSA enables you to save, invest, and spend funds for qualified medical expenses on a tax-advantaged basis. Unused funds roll over from year to year and continue to grow tax-free. Please review the following documents for more information:
Reasons to Open an HSA
POMCO HSA Presentation
HSA Account Creation Instructions
HSA Enrollment Form
HSA Qualified Expenses
Flexible Spending Account
2018 FSA FAQ
FSA MOBIL ACCESS
FSA SET UP INSTRUCTIONS
FSA BENEFITS DEBIT CARD INFO
FSA CLAIM FILING INSTRUCTION
Questions regarding the program or your specific FSA, please contact the POMCO Group by calling (800) 836-1878.
Family and Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of a covered employer (SCSD) to take an unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.
Upon receipt, our team will respond to your Family & Medical Leave (FML) request and determine eligibility within five (5) business days.
Questions regarding the process or your request in general? Contact the Office of Human Resources at (315) 435-4171 or email.
Extended Leaves of Absence
An extended leave of absence is typically for a period of one (1) school year. Please refer to your Union Contract for specific guidelines on requesting a leave. To be considered, complete the electronic application below.
Please note: Submission of the electronic application form does not guarantee approval.
**You will be contacted by a member of the Benefits & Leaves team for any additional information necessary to process your request.**
The Syracuse City School District offers the Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan for it's retirees. Please see the the link below for more information