ENROLLMENT

 

ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

 

Eligible plan members may elect to enroll in or make changes to benefits during the Annual Enrollment Period: October 10 – November 3, 2022.

The coverage effective date is January 1, 2023, unless Evidence of Insurability (EOI) is required. Please be sure to have all of your dependent and beneficiary information. Accurate social security numbers and dates of birth are required. Please review the 2023 Plan Year Updates link below (coming soon). For more detailed plan information, please click the 2023 Benefits Guide link at the top of the page (coming soon).

Annual enrollment office hours will be available on October 18 and 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to get your questions answered.  During this time, please reach out to the contacts below.  Look for more information about how to attend our Virtual Benefit Fairs on BV Connect and in your District e-mail.

Michelle Ohlde

(913)515-0973

mohlde@holmesmurphy.com

Heather Howell

(913)239-4674

HHowell@bluevalleyk12.org

Jennifer Ferguson

(913)239-4235

jmferguson@bluevalleyk12.org

How to Enroll

Call the Blue Valley Benefits Help Center at 844-239-0434 or go online to the Blue Valley Enrollment Site.

Benefit Elections

Employees may elect to enroll in the following benefits on the Blue Valley Enrollment Site:
    •    Health Insurance
    •    Vision
    •    Dental
    •    Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    •    Life Insurance
    •    Short-Term Disability
    •    Identify Theft Protection

 

QUALIFYING LIFE EVENTS (QLE)

Generally, you may only change your coverage election during the Open Enrollment period.  However, we know life happens, and when you experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) you are permitted to change who you cover during the year. 

Please note that you may enroll for coverage for the first time when you experience a QLE or you may change which dependents you cover based on the circumstance.  

 

Qualifying Life Events:

  • Change in Marital Status

    • Marriage

    • Divorce

    • Death

  • Change in number of dependents

    • Birth or adoption

    • Step-child

    • Death

  • Change in employment

    • Change in your eligibility status (full-time to part-time)

    • Change in Spouse’s benefits or employment status

Changing Benefits After Enrollment :

During the year, you cannot make changes to your medical, dental, vision, Health Care or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts unless you have a Qualified Life Event (QLE). If you do not contact the Blue Valley Benefits Help Center within 31 days of the Qualified Life Event, you will have to wait until the next annual Open Enrollment period to make changes (unless you experience another Qualified Life Event).

 

If you are requesting to add or change coverage for yourself or a dependent(s), follow these steps: 

1. Contact a Benefit Counselor at the Blue Valley Benefits Help Center (844-239-0434) to initiate the Qualified Life Event and/or add your dependent(s).  After you've contacted the Benefits Help Center to enroll, please follow steps 2-8 to finish the process of uploading the QLE supporting documentation. If you are adding coverage for yourself due to any of the events below, you must contact the Benefits Help Center for further instruction on how to upload documentation.

  • divorce

  • legal separation

  • loss of other group health coverage 

2. To upload QLE supporting documentation for existing dependents, click "Enroll Here" at the top of the page.

3. If requested, login to the enrollment site using your Blue Valley computer login user ID and password. If you are prompted to enter a PIN, please use the last four digits of your social security number and the last two digits of your birth year.  EX: 123-22-3333        DOB: 01/02/1985         PIN: 333385

4. Click "You & Your Family" on the navigation bar at the top of the page.

5. Click "Dependents" on the drop down bar.

6. Choose the dependent requiring supporting documentation.

7. Follow the directions at the bottom of the dependent page to upload the supporting documentation.

8. Contact a Benefit Counselor at the Blue Valley Benefits Help Center (844-239-0434) to finalize your Qualifying Life Event.

 

ATTENTION: IN ORDER TO COMPLETE YOUR QUALIFYING LIFE EVENT, YOU MUST CONTACT A BENEFIT COUNSELOR AT THE BLUE VALLEY BENEFITS HELP CENTER (844-239-0434) TO FINALIZE YOUR ELECTIONS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF YOUR LIFE EVENT DATE. 

 

BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY

Blue Valley School District is pleased to provide its employees with a broad spectrum of employee benefits in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Typically, an employee is eligible to enroll in the District’s insurance plans if he/she is regularly scheduled to work:

  • Certified (teaching) Staff: 0.60 FTE +

  • Classified/Administrative Staff: 20 + hours per week

Employees must complete the benefits enrollment process within 31 days from their hire (start) date or benefits eligibility date. 

You may also enroll your eligible dependents for coverage. This includes the following:

  • Your spouse- defined as a person you are legally married to, including a common law spouse. NOTE: the state of Kansas does not currently recognize a same sex common law spouse.

  • Children may be covered until the end of the year in which they reach age 26, regardless of student, dependency or marital status

  • Children who are past the age of 26 and are fully dependent on you for support due to a mental or physical disability, and who are indicated as such on your federal tax return

For more detailed information, please click the Benefit Guide link at the top of the page.

 

NEW ENROLLEES

If you are enrolling as a newly benefits-eligible employee:

  • You must complete the benefits enrollment process online at the Blue Valley Enrollment Site or by contacting the Blue Valley Benefits Help Center at 844-239-0434 within 31 days from your start date (New Hires); or benefits eligibility date (NOT a new hire).

  • 9/10 Month Employee Premium Rates

    • If there is insufficient pay to cover the 9/10 month health insurance premium rates, the employee must make arrangements with the Payroll Department to have outstanding amounts paid via ACH payments.

    • If there is insufficient payroll for voluntary benefits, the employee cannot elect the voluntary benefit(s).

Eligible employees who do not enroll or do not complete the waiver process within the first 31 days will be enrolled in the District paid short-term disability plan.

 

For more detailed information, please click the Benefit Guide link at the top of the page.