Health Insurance Coverage - Aides & Assistants


Teachers/School Aides &
Teaching Assistants
Health Insurance Benefit Summary


Teacher aides, school aides, and teaching assistants who are appointed to work more than 25 hours per week are eligible for health insurance benefits and may select the District Insurance Plan SWSCHP (State-Wide Schools Cooperative Health Plan). SWSCHPrepresents a consortium of school districts and provides a PPO plan that includes comprehensive coverage through network health care providers.

Click here for the biweekly, pre-tax contribution toward health insurance by eligible unit members for 2018-19.

Open Enrollment

Existing employees who are appointed to work more than twenty-five (25) hours per week may initiate health insurance coverage or change health plans during the annual open enrollment period.  The open enrollment period is the month of November for coverage commencing January 1st of the following calendar year.  In order to enroll in a two-person or family plan, employees must provide copies of a marriage license and birth certificate of any children.  If any children to be covered are 19 or older, employees will also need to provide a full-time student verification form from the college or university they are attending. 

Contact Barbara Teevan in the Office of Human Resources for more information, including the necessary forms, to enroll in health insurance 

Health Benefit Waiver

Eligible unit members who wish to waive health insurance provided by the District because they are covered through another insurance provider are eligible to receive a rebate equivalent to 50% of the amount the District would have paid toward health insurance coverage on their behalf.  Click here for the Health Insurance Waiver Form and consult the Collective Bargaining Agreement for more details about this benefit.

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