Marlborough Education Association (MEA) includes both certified staff (not including the principal) and hourly support staff.
Marlborough Collective Bargaining Agreements
Full-time and regular employees of the Marlborough School District
(as defined in the collective bargaining agreement) are offered a
comprehensive benefits package of medical insurance, including
prescriptions and vision care; health buy-out; dental insurance; life
insurance; long-term disability and short-term disability; enrollment in
the NH Retirement System; direct deposit; Section 125 Flexible Spending
Accounts; 403(b) plan through Fidelity; sick leave; paid personal
leave; and paid holidays (for support staff).
Once hired you have 30 days to choose the medical and/or dental
insurance most useful to you and your dependents. Once you submit your
elections, your choices will be recorded as your benefits elections
until the next Open Enrollment period (every July 1st). You may not
make any changes to your elections – even within the 30 day enrollment
period – unless you have a qualified family status change.
The effective date for medical and/or dental insurance is the first of
any given month following date of hire or date of qualifying event.
Currently, both medical and dental insurance is offered through the
HealthTrust. The HealthTrust has contracted with Anthem BC/BS of NH to
insure their medical plans and Northeast Delta Dental to insure the
Option 3A dental plan offered to Marlborough School District employees.
INSURANCE CHOICES FOR MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Listed below are all
of the medical and dental insurance plans currently offered to
employees in SAU 29. However, your district/group may only offer some of
the choices shown. In 2016-2017, Marlborough School District employees
may elect to enroll in one of these 3 medical plans: AB5 HMO; AB20
HMO; and the BC 2-TIER 20 POS. The dental plan offered to Marlborough
school employees is the Option 3A dental only.
For a comprehensive comparison sheet of the health plans offered please click here.
The federal healthcare reform law, PPACA, requires the school
district to make available to all employees who are enrolled in, or
eligible to be enrolled in the District's insurance, with a Summary of
Benefits and Coverage (SBC). The SBC describes the plan benefits and
coverage, including prescription coverage for each of the medical plans
offered. The format of the SBC is designed to allow employees to compare
benefits and coverage among the various health insurance plans offered.
Please be aware that the SBC does not replace Anthem's Medical Plan Summaries as listed below. To obtain copies of the SBC's, please click here.
Full-time and regular Marlborough employees who have elected not to
receive medical insurance from the District and who have provided
documentation to Human Resources that they are covered by medical
insurance not provided by the District, shall be eligible to receive a
payment of four thousand, five hundred dollars ($4,500) in 2015-16
payable in a lump sum upon the close of the applicable school year. The
amount shall not be prorated and no consideration for partial years
will be given. One final note - health buyouts are considered fully
taxable income by the IRS and are subject to federal employment taxes.
Contact Human Resources to request the health buyout.
Marlborough School District Insurance Costs
Employee deductions for medical and dental are taken on a pre-tax
basis throughout the year. To view the Employer and employee costs for
medical and dental insurance, please click below.
Click on the below link under the HealthTrust Resources webpage to
find the forms needed to enroll in SAU 29's medical and/or dental
insurance. Once at this webpage, please click on "Forms, Documents and
Brochures" tab on the left and then scroll down to Medical and Dental
Enrollment. Print out the "Medical and/or Dental Application and Change Form". NOTE: SAU 29 offers both medical and dental insurance through the HealthTrust, so any changes must be made on the Medical and/or Dental Application and Change Form; please do not complete the Dental Application and Change form.
Click here to be directed to the HealthTrust's Resources page
LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
Long-term disability insurance is offered by the District at no cost
to all eligible employees. Long-term disability (LTD) is paid as a
monthly benefit by our insurance carrier at 60% of your pre-disability
earnings. The benefit waiting period for long-term disability is the
later of: a) 90 days; or b) the date your accumulated sick leave ends,
Please note you must be logged into your SAU 29 google account to view the life insurance and LTD policies.
SHORT-TERM DISABILITY COVERAGE
Short-term disability (STD) is paid by the District at 60% of either
your per diem rate (if you are paid an annual salary), or 60% of your
hourly rate (for support staff). An employee is eligible for STD upon
exhaustion of all sick leave OR on the 10th consecutive day out sick
(whichever is later).
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
Life can bring uncertainties, worries, and stress, but there is help! Life Resources is our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, and they have a FREE referral service to help with life’s challenges. This service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and it’s completely confidential.
The Employee Assistance Program is a service provided by our insurer providing services to ALL SAU 29 employees and their household members, regardless of insurance eligibility. This program is designed to assist employees and their loved ones in maintaining their work life balance. Services provided include but are not limited to assistance for health-impacting life stressors not covered by traditional medical plans including: behavioral health therapy, legal and financial consultations, support in obtaining caregiver support/access, educational and professional development, etc.
Please see the below linked flyer that describes our EAP, as well as a flyer that instructs you on how to access the new APP they have created.
NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DIRECT DEPOSIT INFORMATION
A Marlborough employee may elect direct deposit of paychecks at
anytime by completing the following form below and returning to the
SECTION 125 - FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS - Plan Year July 1, 2016 – June 30,
Flexible Spending Accounts allow you to set money aside on a pre-tax
basis to pay for out-of-pocket healthcare and/or dependent care
expenses. For complete information on these tax saving plans, click on
either the HealthCare Savings Account Brochure or the Dependent Care
Savings Account brochure below.
Marlborough school district employees may elect an annual election
for a HealthCare Savings account of $200 minimum up to $2,500 maximum.
An annual election for a Dependent Care Savings Account is allowed at $200 minimum up to $5,000 maximum.
Further information, along with the FSA reimbursement and direct
deposit forms may be found at the HealthTrust website by clicking here
and scrolling to Flexible Spending (FSA):
If you wish to participate in an FSA account, please fill out the FSA
enrollment form below and return to Human Resources no later than 25
days after your hire date or prior to the start of a new July 1st plan year. A NEW FSA ENROLLMENT FORM MUST BE COMPLETED EVERY YEAR - enrollment in the next plan year is not automatic.
FSA Enrollment Forms for Marlborough
NH School Administrative Unit 29 is pleased to partner with Fidelity
Investments as our exclusive provider of investment options and
record keeping services for the SAU 29 403(b) plan.