• Health Care Provider: West Genesee Health and Dental Plans are provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
  • Plans/Open Enrollment: Health Insurance: Open enrollment for District health insurance for all eligible employees is during the month of September. The effective date of coverage is October 1. The District offers Classic Blue Regionwide and HMO Blue. Check your employee contract for eligibility.
  • Health Insurance Regulations: All employees must notify the Health Insurance Department of changes that affect their coverage, i.e. changes from individual to family coverage. If an employee marries and wants to change to family coverage, that change must be made within 30 days of the date of the marriage. Please note that dependents are not automatically added to coverage. A new baby is to be reported within 30 days of the baby’s birth in order to obtain proper coverage. A new birth is to be reported even if the employee already has family coverage. Health coverage is provided for children to age 26. Dental coverage may be extended to age 25 if the child is a full time student attending an accredited college or university. For information about health claims, providers, etc., please contact Classic Blue Regionwide at 1-800-499-1275.
  • Dental and Prescription Plans: Open enrollment for the Excellus Dental Blue Options Plan is ONLY during the month of September. Check your employee contract for eligibility. The effective date of coverage for these plans is October 1. For eligibility information and enrollment packets regarding health, dental and prescription insurance contact the West Genesee Insurance Department at (315) 487-4692. For information about dental claims, providers, etc., please contact Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield customer service at 1-800-724-1675.
  • Vision InsuranceOpen enrollment for the VSP Vision Plan is during the month of September. Check with your contract for eligibility. For information about claims and providers, contact VSP Customer Service at 1-800-877-7195.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Benefit Resource is the administrator of the West Genesee Flexible Spending Benefit Plan. The plan year for flexible spending is from January 1 to December 31.  Flexible Spending Accounts provide you with an important tax advantage that can help you pay health care and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis. By anticipating your family’s health care and dependent care costs for the next plan year you can actually lower your taxable income. For more information on Flexible Account Spending plans and for enrollment forms, contact the West Genesee Payroll Department at (315) 487-4691, or click on this link:: Flexible Spending Accounts – Benefit Resources
  • Tax Sheltered Annuities: Tax Sheltered Annuities/403(b) Plan: West Genesee Schools makes available to all district employees a voluntary retirement savings TSA or 403(b) plan. You can enroll at any time. To enroll you must complete a Salary Reduction Agreement available from the West Genesee Payroll Department or online at Tax Shelter Annuity (403b) – Omni(A list of district approved 403(b) providers is available from this website.) OMNI Salary Reduction Agreement
  • Retirement Information and Questions: For questions and information on retirement issues such as benefits and loans, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Administrators and retirees should contact the New York State Teachers Retirement System at (518) 447-2900 or 1-800-348-7298. All other district employees and retirees should contact the New York State and Local Retirement System at (518) 474-7736 or 1-866-805-0990. Retirement forms are available at the District Office but may also be downloaded quickly from these web sites.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an important benefit provided to you by your employer. EAP services are available to you and your dependents at no cost. These services include: professional counseling (individual, relationship, family), life coaching, depression screening, legal and financial referrals, workshops and trainings on personal and professional development topics, extensive online information and resources on wellness and mental health topics, and more.
  • Family Medical Leave Act: The Family Medical Leave Act requires employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for a variety of reasons. The Department of Human Resources offers the following FMLA information for district employees: West Genesee Board of Education FMLA Policy

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