Welcome to the Colchester School District's Employee Benefits web site. The information on this site is designed as a resource for current and prospective employees. Please use the sections listed below to learn more about our benefits.

Reminder: Our employment/union agreements dictate an employee's benefit eligibility. If you have questions, please refer to your employment agreement or contact our Human Resources Department.

Medical Plan Summary

HIPAA Notice of Privacy

403(b) Voluntary Retirment Plan

Select a Benefit:

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Blue Cross Blue Shield:

Colchester School District administrators who are eligible for health insurance have a choice between two of Blue Cross Blue Shield's health plans (a.k.a. VEHI's Dual Option Plan): Vermont Health Partnership (a point-of-service plan) and Comprehensive Plan with a $250 deductible (a fee-for-service plan).

Please visit the VEHI website to learn more about plan options (comparisons), prescription drugs, and making changes: http://www.vehi.org/cfm/health.cfm.

Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare:

In 2006, Medicare prescription drug coverage became available to everyone with Medicare through Medicare Prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage Plans that offer prescription drug coverage. Please read the message below concerning your current prescription drug coverage and prescription drug coverage which is available for people with Medicare.

An Important Notice About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare
 

For your convenience, here's a list of frequently used telephone numbers, web sites, and mailing addresses for questions regarding our health insurance. In addition to the companies listed below, our Human Resources Department is always available to assist you.

Telephone Numbers:

  • BCBS VT Customer Service: 800.247.2583
  • BCBS VT Medical Services: 800.922.8778
  • VT Health Partnership Customer Service: 800.344.6690
  • Vermont-National Education Association: 802.233.6375
  • Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust: 802.223.5040
  • Express Scripts for mail-order prescriptions: 877.493.1947
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP) for VT Health Partnership Members only: 800.877.7195
  • EyeMed Vision Discount Program for NE Delta Dental Subscribers only: 866.246.9041

Web Sites:

Mailing Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
P.O. Box 186
Montpelier, VT 05601-0186

Vermont Education Health Initiative
2 Prospect Street, Suite 5
Montpelier, VT 05602

Physical Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (2 locations)

Berlin Office:
445 Industrial Lane (off Airport Road)
Berlin, Vermont

Williston Office:
Tafts Corners
300 Interstate Corporation Center
Suite 200
Williston, Vermont

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Northeast Delta Dental:

Northeast Delta Dental provides dental insurance coverage for school district employees who are eligible for participation in our dental plan. Delta Dental is a not-for-profit organization established and supported by dentists to make more dental care available to the general public.

Employees are encouraged to obtain dental care from a participating dentist to get the best value from the program. A substantial majority of dentists in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine participate in Delta Dental through Participating Dentist Agreements.

Northeast Delta Dental One Delta Drive
P.O. Box 2002
Concord, NH 03302-2002

Customer Service: 603.223.1234 or 800.832.5700


Outline of Benefits
Colchester School District
Group Number 7777-0027

Contract Year Benefits: July 1st through June 30th

Eligibility Period: First of the month following date of hire.

Eligible Persons: Employees and dependents must be enrolled. If applicable, enrolled employees must agree to payroll deductions for their coverage and their dependent(s). If enrolling dependents, all eligible dependents must be enrolled for the term of the Agreement. If dependent children are covered by the plan, unmarried dependent children will be covered from their second birthday until their 19th birthday; unmarried dependent children who are full-time students are covered until their 25th birthday.

Selected Benefits & Percentage* Paid by Delta Dental:

  • Coverage A - Diagnostic & Preventive: 100%
  • Coverage B - Basic: 80%
  • Coverage C - Major: 50%
  • Coverage D - Orthodontics: 50%

Maximum Contract Year Benefit: The maximum amount which your plan will pay is $1,000 per person per Contract Year. Coverage D (Orthodontics) has a separate lifetime maximum of $750 for each eligible subscriber and dependent.

Deductible: There is a $50 deductible per person per Contract Year with a family deductible maximum of $150 per Contract Year. This deductible is applied to Coverage B and C benefits.

*Benefit percentages shown are based upon the actual charge submitted to a maximum of the participating dentist's approved fees, or Northeast Delta Dental's allowance for non-participating dentists.

For your convenience, here's a list of frequently used telephone numbers, web sites, and mailing addresses for questions regarding our dental insurance. In addition to contacting Northeast Delta Dental, our Human Resources Department is always available to assist you.

Telephone Numbers:

  • Customer Service: 800.247.2583 or 603.223.1234
  • Corporate Office: 800.537.1715 or 603.223.1000

Web Sites:

Mailing Addresses:

Northeast Delta Dental
One Delta Drive
P.O. Box 2002
Concord, NH 03302-2002

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Unum Provident provides Group Life and Long Term Disability insurance coverage for Colchester School District employees who are eligible for participation in these plans. Employees have the option of purchasing Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage. Employees may view the policies below for a summary of plan coverage.

Should any question ever arise about the nature and extent of these benefits, the plan documents will govern.

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

The Plan Administrator for the Colchester School District's Section 125/Cafeteria Plan is:

Future Planning Associates, Inc.
600 Blair Park Road, P.O. Box 905
Williston, VT 05495

Telephone 802.878.6601 - Fax 802.878.9455

What is the Cafeteria Plan? It is a plan set-up by your employer that allows you to save tax dollars on money deducted from your paycheck which is used to pay for health insurance premiums and to pay for out-of-pocket, non-insured health care and/or dependent day care expenses. The money that you have withheld will not be taxed. To see what type of expenses qualify for reimbursement, click on the list below:

List of Qualifying Expenses

Dependent Care Forms:

Health Care Forms:

For more information on Colchester School District's Section 125 Plan, take a look at the Summary Plan Description or our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Select a Benefit:

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Blue Cross Blue Shield:

Colchester teachers who are eligible for health insurance can choose between Blue Cross Blue Shield JY Plan or VEHI's Dual Option Plan.

The JY Plan is a fee-for-service health care plan offered by VEHI and BCBS.

The Dual Option Plan offered by VEHI gives employees a choice between two of BCBS VT's health plans: Vermont Health Partnership (a point-of-service plan) and Comprehensive Plan with a $250 deductible (a fee-for-service plan).

For your convenience, here's a list of frequently used telephone numbers, web sites, and mailing addresses for questions regarding our health insurance. In addition to the companies listed below, our Human Resources Department is always available to assist you.

Telephone Numbers:

  • BCBS VT Customer Service: 800.247.2583
  • BCBS VT Medical Services: 800.922.8778
  • VT Health Partnership Customer Service: 800.344.6690
  • Vermont-National Education Association: 802.233.6375
  • Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust: 802.223.5040
  • Express Scripts for mail-order prescriptions: 877.493.1947
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP) for VT Health Partnership Members only: 800.877.7195
  • EyeMed Vision Discount Program for NE Delta Dental Subscribers only: 866.246.9041

Web Sites:

Mailing Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
P.O. Box 186
Montpelier, VT 05601-0186

Vermont Education Health Initiative
2 Prospect Street, Suite 5
Montpelier, VT 05602

Physical Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (2 locations)

Berlin Office:
445 Industrial Lane (off Airport Road)
Berlin, Vermont

Williston Office:
Tafts Corners
300 Interstate Corporation Center
Suite 200
Williston, Vermont

Please visit the VEHI website to learn more about plan options (comparisons), prescription drugs, and making changes: http://www.vehi.org/cfm/health.cfm.

Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare:

In 2006, Medicare prescription drug coverage became available to everyone with Medicare through Medicare Prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage Plans that offer prescription drug coverage. Please read the message below concerning your current prescription drug coverage and prescription drug coverage which is available for people with Medicare.

An Important Notice About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Northeast Delta Dental:

Northeast Delta Dental provides dental insurance coverage for school district employees who are eligible for participation in our dental plan. Delta Dental is a not-for-profit organization established and supported by dentists to make more dental care available to the general public.

Employees are encouraged to obtain dental care from a participating dentist to get the best value from the program. A substantial majority of dentists in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine participate in Delta Dental through Participating Dentist Agreements.

Northeast Delta Dental One Delta Drive
P.O. Box 2002
Concord, NH 03302-2002

Customer Service: 603.223.1234 or 800.832.5700


Outline of Benefits
Colchester School District
Group Number 7777-0027

Contract Year Benefits: July 1st through June 30th

Eligibility Period: First of the month following date of hire.

Eligible Persons: Employees and dependents must be enrolled. If applicable, enrolled employees must agree to payroll deductions for their coverage and their dependent(s). If enrolling dependents, all eligible dependents must be enrolled for the term of the Agreement. If dependent children are covered by the plan, unmarried dependent children will be covered from their second birthday until their 19th birthday; unmarried dependent children who are full-time students are covered until their 25th birthday.

Selected Benefits & Percentage* Paid by Delta Dental:

  • Coverage A - Diagnostic & Preventive: 100%
  • Coverage B - Basic: 80%
  • Coverage C - Major: 50%
  • Coverage D - Orthodontics: 50%

Maximum Contract Year Benefit: The maximum amount which your plan will pay is $1,000 per person per Contract Year. Coverage D (Orthodontics) has a separate lifetime maximum of $750 for each eligible subscriber and dependent.

Deductible: There is a $50 deductible per person per Contract Year with a family deductible maximum of $150 per Contract Year. This deductible is applied to Coverage B and C benefits.

*Benefit percentages shown are based upon the actual charge submitted to a maximum of the participating dentist's approved fees, or Northeast Delta Dental's allowance for non-participating dentists.

For your convenience, here's a list of frequently used telephone numbers, web sites, and mailing addresses for questions regarding our dental insurance. In addition to contacting Northeast Delta Dental, our Human Resources Department is always available to assist you.

Telephone Numbers:

  • Customer Service: 800.247.2583 or 603.223.1234
  • Corporate Office: 800.537.1715 or 603.223.1000

Web Sites:

Mailing Addresses:

Northeast Delta Dental
One Delta Drive
P.O. Box 2002
Concord, NH 03302-2002

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Unum Provident provides Group Life and Long Term Disability insurance coverage for Colchester School District employees who are eligible for participation in these plans. Employees have the option of purchasing Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage. Employees may view the policies below for a summary of plan coverage.

Should any question ever arise about the nature and extent of these benefits, the plan documents will govern.

If you were employed as a public school teacher within the State of Vermont on or before July 1, 1990, you are automatically a Group C member.

If you were hired before July 1, 1990 and were a Group B member in service on July 1, 1990, you are now a Group C member.

Group C members make annual pre-tax contributions equal to 3.54% of pay into the trust fund, which is administered by the Board of Trustees. Earnings on trust fund investments provide a portion of your benefit, and the State of Vermont makes a contribution to pay the balance of your benefit.

For more information, please visit the State Teachers Retirement Systems web site by selecting the link below.

http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/retirement/teacher/index.html

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

The Plan Administrator for the Colchester School District's Section 125/Cafeteria Plan is:

Future Planning Associates, Inc.
600 Blair Park Road, P.O. Box 905
Williston, VT 05495

Telephone 802.878.6601 - Fax 802.878.9455

What is the Cafeteria Plan? It is a plan set-up by your employer that allows you to save tax dollars on money deducted from your paycheck which is used to pay for health insurance premiums and to pay for out-of-pocket, non-insured health care and/or dependent day care expenses. The money that you have withheld will not be taxed. To see what type of expenses qualify for reimbursement, click on the list below:

List of Qualifying Expenses

Dependent Care Forms:

Health Care Forms:

For more information on Colchester School District's Section 125 Plan, take a look at the Summary Plan Description or our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Select a Benefit for Full-Time Full-Year Employees:

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Blue Cross Blue Shield:

Colchester School District administrators who are eligible for health insurance have a choice between two of Blue Cross Blue Shield's health plans (a.k.a. VEHI's Dual Option Plan): Vermont Health Partnership (a point-of-service plan) and Comprehensive Plan with a $250 deductible (a fee-for-service plan).

For your convenience, here's a list of frequently used telephone numbers, web sites, and mailing addresses for questions regarding our health insurance. In addition to the companies listed below, our Human Resources Department is always available to assist you.

Telephone Numbers:

  • BCBS VT Customer Service: 800.247.2583
  • BCBS VT Medical Services: 800.922.8778
  • VT Health Partnership Customer Service: 800.344.6690
  • Vermont-National Education Association: 802.233.6375
  • Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust: 802.223.5040
  • Express Scripts for mail-order prescriptions: 877.493.1947
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP) for VT Health Partnership Members only: 800.877.7195
  • EyeMed Vision Discount Program for NE Delta Dental Subscribers only: 866.246.9041

Web Sites:

Mailing Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
P.O. Box 186
Montpelier, VT 05601-0186

Vermont Education Health Initiative
2 Prospect Street, Suite 5
Montpelier, VT 05602

Physical Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (2 locations)

Berlin Office:
445 Industrial Lane (off Airport Road)
Berlin, Vermont

Williston Office:
Tafts Corners
300 Interstate Corporation Center
Suite 200
Williston, Vermont

Please visit the VEHI website to learn more about plan options (comparisons), prescription drugs, and making changes: http://www.vehi.org/cfm/health.cfm.

Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare:

In 2006, Medicare prescription drug coverage became available to everyone with Medicare through Medicare Prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage Plans that offer prescription drug coverage. Please read the message below concerning your current prescription drug coverage and prescription drug coverage which is available for people with Medicare.

An Important Notice About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Northeast Delta Dental:

Northeast Delta Dental provides dental insurance coverage for school district employees who are eligible for participation in our dental plan. Delta Dental is a not-for-profit organization established and supported by dentists to make more dental care available to the general public.

Employees are encouraged to obtain dental care from a participating dentist to get the best value from the program. A substantial majority of dentists in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine participate in Delta Dental through Participating Dentist Agreements.

Northeast Delta Dental One Delta Drive
P.O. Box 2002
Concord, NH 03302-2002

Customer Service: 603.223.1234 or 800.832.5700


Outline of Benefits
Colchester School District
Group Number 7777-0027

Contract Year Benefits: July 1st through June 30th

Eligibility Period: First of the month following date of hire.

Eligible Persons: Employees and dependents must be enrolled. If applicable, enrolled employees must agree to payroll deductions for their coverage and their dependent(s). If enrolling dependents, all eligible dependents must be enrolled for the term of the Agreement. If dependent children are covered by the plan, unmarried dependent children will be covered from their second birthday until their 19th birthday; unmarried dependent children who are full-time students are covered until their 25th birthday.

Selected Benefits & Percentage* Paid by Delta Dental:

  • Coverage A - Diagnostic & Preventive: 100%
  • Coverage B - Basic: 80%
  • Coverage C - Major: 50%
  • Coverage D - Orthodontics: 50%

Maximum Contract Year Benefit: The maximum amount which your plan will pay is $1,000 per person per Contract Year. Coverage D (Orthodontics) has a separate lifetime maximum of $750 for each eligible subscriber and dependent.

Deductible: There is a $50 deductible per person per Contract Year with a family deductible maximum of $150 per Contract Year. This deductible is applied to Coverage B and C benefits.

*Benefit percentages shown are based upon the actual charge submitted to a maximum of the participating dentist's approved fees, or Northeast Delta Dental's allowance for non-participating dentists.

For your convenience, here's a list of frequently used telephone numbers, web sites, and mailing addresses for questions regarding our dental insurance. In addition to contacting Northeast Delta Dental, our Human Resources Department is always available to assist you.

Telephone Numbers:

  • Customer Service: 800.247.2583 or 603.223.1234
  • Corporate Office: 800.537.1715 or 603.223.1000

Web Sites:

Mailing Addresses:

Northeast Delta Dental
One Delta Drive
P.O. Box 2002
Concord, NH 03302-2002

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Unum Provident provides Group Life and Long Term Disability insurance coverage for Colchester School District employees who are eligible for participation in these plans. Employees have the option of purchasing Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage. Employees may view the policies below for a summary of plan coverage.

Should any question ever arise about the nature and extent of these benefits, the plan documents will govern.

The Vermont Municipal Employees' Retirement System is a uniform, state-administered pension plan provided for municipal employees of the State of Vermont. It was established effective July 1, 1975 and is governed by Title 24, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Chapter 125.

Retirement coverage extends to the following classification of employees:

  • Employees of a school district who work on a regular basis for not less than 30 hours a week and for not less than 1040 hours for the school year.
  • All other municipal employees who work on a regular basis for not less than 24 hours per week and for not less than 1040 hours in a year.

Employees in these areas must join the system as a condition of employment immediately upon date of hire.

Support staff in the Colchester School District are members of Group A. Currently, Group A members contribute 2.5% of gross salary. In addition, the school district contributes 4% of the employee's gross salary.

For more information, please visit the State's Municipal Retirement Systems web site by selecting the link below.

http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/retirement/muni/index.html

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

The Plan Administrator for the Colchester School District's Section 125/Cafeteria Plan is:

Future Planning Associates, Inc.
600 Blair Park Road, P.O. Box 905
Williston, VT 05495

Telephone 802.878.6601 - Fax 802.878.9455

What is the Cafeteria Plan? It is a plan set-up by your employer that allows you to save tax dollars on money deducted from your paycheck which is used to pay for health insurance premiums and to pay for out-of-pocket, non-insured health care and/or dependent day care expenses. The money that you have withheld will not be taxed. To see what type of expenses qualify for reimbursement, click on the list below:

List of Qualifying Expenses

Dependent Care Forms:

Health Care Forms:

For more information on Colchester School District's Section 125 Plan, take a look at the Summary Plan Description or our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Select a Benefit for Full-Time Full-Year Employees:

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Blue Cross Blue Shield:

Colchester School District administrators who are eligible for health insurance have a choice between two of Blue Cross Blue Shield's health plans (a.k.a. VEHI's Dual Option Plan): Vermont Health Partnership (a point-of-service plan) and Comprehensive Plan with a $250 deductible (a fee-for-service plan).

For your convenience, here's a list of frequently used telephone numbers, web sites, and mailing addresses for questions regarding our health insurance. In addition to the companies listed below, our Human Resources Department is always available to assist you.

Telephone Numbers:

  • BCBS VT Customer Service: 800.247.2583
  • BCBS VT Medical Services: 800.922.8778
  • VT Health Partnership Customer Service: 800.344.6690
  • Vermont-National Education Association: 802.233.6375
  • Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust: 802.223.5040
  • Express Scripts for mail-order prescriptions: 877.493.1947
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP) for VT Health Partnership Members only: 800.877.7195
  • EyeMed Vision Discount Program for NE Delta Dental Subscribers only: 866.246.9041

Web Sites:

Mailing Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
P.O. Box 186
Montpelier, VT 05601-0186

Vermont Education Health Initiative
2 Prospect Street, Suite 5
Montpelier, VT 05602

Physical Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (2 locations)

Berlin Office:
445 Industrial Lane (off Airport Road)
Berlin, Vermont

Williston Office:
Tafts Corners
300 Interstate Corporation Center
Suite 200
Williston, Vermont

Please visit the VEHI website to learn more about plan options (comparisons), prescription drugs, and making changes: http://www.vehi.org/cfm/health.cfm.

Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare:

In 2006, Medicare prescription drug coverage became available to everyone with Medicare through Medicare Prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage Plans that offer prescription drug coverage. Please read the message below concerning your current prescription drug coverage and prescription drug coverage which is available for people with Medicare.

An Important Notice About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Northeast Delta Dental:

Northeast Delta Dental provides dental insurance coverage for school district employees who are eligible for participation in our dental plan. Delta Dental is a not-for-profit organization established and supported by dentists to make more dental care available to the general public.

Employees are encouraged to obtain dental care from a participating dentist to get the best value from the program. A substantial majority of dentists in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine participate in Delta Dental through Participating Dentist Agreements.

Northeast Delta Dental One Delta Drive
P.O. Box 2002
Concord, NH 03302-2002

Customer Service: 603.223.1234 or 800.832.5700


Outline of Benefits
Colchester School District
Group Number 7777-0027

Contract Year Benefits: July 1st through June 30th

Eligibility Period: First of the month following date of hire.

Eligible Persons: Employees and dependents must be enrolled. If applicable, enrolled employees must agree to payroll deductions for their coverage and their dependent(s). If enrolling dependents, all eligible dependents must be enrolled for the term of the Agreement. If dependent children are covered by the plan, unmarried dependent children will be covered from their second birthday until their 19th birthday; unmarried dependent children who are full-time students are covered until their 25th birthday.

Selected Benefits & Percentage* Paid by Delta Dental:

  • Coverage A - Diagnostic & Preventive: 100%
  • Coverage B - Basic: 80%
  • Coverage C - Major: 50%
  • Coverage D - Orthodontics: 50%

Maximum Contract Year Benefit: The maximum amount which your plan will pay is $1,000 per person per Contract Year. Coverage D (Orthodontics) has a separate lifetime maximum of $750 for each eligible subscriber and dependent.

Deductible: There is a $50 deductible per person per Contract Year with a family deductible maximum of $150 per Contract Year. This deductible is applied to Coverage B and C benefits.

*Benefit percentages shown are based upon the actual charge submitted to a maximum of the participating dentist's approved fees, or Northeast Delta Dental's allowance for non-participating dentists.

For your convenience, here's a list of frequently used telephone numbers, web sites, and mailing addresses for questions regarding our dental insurance. In addition to contacting Northeast Delta Dental, our Human Resources Department is always available to assist you.

Telephone Numbers:

  • Customer Service: 800.247.2583 or 603.223.1234
  • Corporate Office: 800.537.1715 or 603.223.1000

Web Sites:

Mailing Addresses:

Northeast Delta Dental
One Delta Drive
P.O. Box 2002
Concord, NH 03302-2002

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Unum Provident provides Group Life and Long Term Disability insurance coverage for Colchester School District employees who are eligible for participation in these plans. Employees have the option of purchasing Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage. Employees may view the policies below for a summary of plan coverage.

Should any question ever arise about the nature and extent of these benefits, the plan documents will govern.

The Vermont Municipal Employees' Retirement System is a uniform, state-administered pension plan provided for municipal employees of the State of Vermont. It was established effective July 1, 1975 and is governed by Title 24, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Chapter 125.

Retirement coverage extends to the following classification of employees:

  • Employees of a school district who work on a regular basis for not less than 30 hours a week and for not less than 1040 hours for the school year.
  • All other municipal employees who work on a regular basis for not less than 24 hours per week and for not less than 1040 hours in a year.

Employees in these areas must join the system as a condition of employment immediately upon date of hire.

Support staff in the Colchester School District are members of Group A. Currently, Group A members contribute 2.5% of gross salary. In addition, the school district contributes 4% of the employee's gross salary.

For more information, please visit the State's Municipal Retirement Systems web site by selecting the link below.

http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/retirement/muni/index.html

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

The Plan Administrator for the Colchester School District's Section 125/Cafeteria Plan is:

Future Planning Associates, Inc.
600 Blair Park Road, P.O. Box 905
Williston, VT 05495

Telephone 802.878.6601 - Fax 802.878.9455

What is the Cafeteria Plan? It is a plan set-up by your employer that allows you to save tax dollars on money deducted from your paycheck which is used to pay for health insurance premiums and to pay for out-of-pocket, non-insured health care and/or dependent day care expenses. The money that you have withheld will not be taxed. To see what type of expenses qualify for reimbursement, click on the list below:

List of Qualifying Expenses

Dependent Care Forms:

Health Care Forms:

For more information on Colchester School District's Section 125 Plan, take a look at the Summary Plan Description or our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Select a Benefit for Full-Time School-Year Employees:

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Blue Cross Blue Shield:

Colchester School District administrators who are eligible for health insurance have a choice between two of Blue Cross Blue Shield's health plans (a.k.a. VEHI's Dual Option Plan): Vermont Health Partnership (a point-of-service plan) and Comprehensive Plan with a $250 deductible (a fee-for-service plan).

For your convenience, here's a list of frequently used telephone numbers, web sites, and mailing addresses for questions regarding our health insurance. In addition to the companies listed below, our Human Resources Department is always available to assist you.

Telephone Numbers:

  • BCBS VT Customer Service: 800.247.2583
  • BCBS VT Medical Services: 800.922.8778
  • VT Health Partnership Customer Service: 800.344.6690
  • Vermont-National Education Association: 802.233.6375
  • Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust: 802.223.5040
  • Express Scripts for mail-order prescriptions: 877.493.1947
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP) for VT Health Partnership Members only: 800.877.7195
  • EyeMed Vision Discount Program for NE Delta Dental Subscribers only: 866.246.9041

Web Sites:

Mailing Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
P.O. Box 186
Montpelier, VT 05601-0186

Vermont Education Health Initiative
2 Prospect Street, Suite 5
Montpelier, VT 05602

Physical Addresses:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (2 locations)

Berlin Office:
445 Industrial Lane (off Airport Road)
Berlin, Vermont

Williston Office:
Tafts Corners
300 Interstate Corporation Center
Suite 200
Williston, Vermont

Please visit the VEHI website to learn more about plan options (comparisons), prescription drugs, and making changes: http://www.vehi.org/cfm/health.cfm.

Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare:

In 2006, Medicare prescription drug coverage became available to everyone with Medicare through Medicare Prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage Plans that offer prescription drug coverage. Please read the message below concerning your current prescription drug coverage and prescription drug coverage which is available for people with Medicare.

An Important Notice About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare

The Vermont Municipal Employees' Retirement System is a uniform, state-administered pension plan provided for municipal employees of the State of Vermont. It was established effective July 1, 1975 and is governed by Title 24, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Chapter 125.

Retirement coverage extends to the following classification of employees:

  • Employees of a school district who work on a regular basis for not less than 30 hours a week and for not less than 1040 hours for the school year.
  • All other municipal employees who work on a regular basis for not less than 24 hours per week and for not less than 1040 hours in a year.

Employees in these areas must join the system as a condition of employment immediately upon date of hire.

Support staff in the Colchester School District are members of Group A. Currently, Group A members contribute 2.5% of gross salary. In addition, the school district contributes 4% of the employee's gross salary.

For more information, please visit the State's Municipal Retirement Systems web site by selecting the link below.

http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/retirement/muni/index.html

The documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

The Plan Administrator for the Colchester School District's Section 125/Cafeteria Plan is:

Future Planning Associates, Inc.
600 Blair Park Road, P.O. Box 905
Williston, VT 05495

Telephone 802.878.6601 - Fax 802.878.9455

What is the Cafeteria Plan? It is a plan set-up by your employer that allows you to save tax dollars on money deducted from your paycheck which is used to pay for health insurance premiums and to pay for out-of-pocket, non-insured health care and/or dependent day care expenses. The money that you have withheld will not be taxed. To see what type of expenses qualify for reimbursement, click on the list below:

List of Qualifying Expenses

Dependent Care Forms:

Health Care Forms:

For more information on Colchester School District's Section 125 Plan, take a look at the Summary Plan Description or our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Contact Us

Erin Dye
Erin Dye
HR Coordinator


Phone: 802.264.5976
Erin.Dye@colchestersd.org
Katie Roth
Katie Roth
HR Generalist


Phone: 802.264.5978
Katie.Roth@colchestersd.org

Human Resources
Colchester School District
125 Laker Lane, PO Box 27
Colchester, VT 05446