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Supplemental Benefits Provided by the
Harrison Association of Teachers
Benefit Trust Fund

Overview

The Harrison Association of Teachers Benefit Trust Fund provides supplemental benefits to eligible teachers and administrators.  These benefits include:

  • Dental coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Flexible spending coverage
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Group life insurance coverage

Some of these supplemental benefits are provided at no cost to the employee, whereas others require the employee to pay an annual premium.  Information below summarizes each of these benefits, but employees should consult with the Benefit Trust Fund Guide for complete details.  Click here for Benefit Trust Fund Enrollment Form

Dental Coverage

Dental Coverage is provided to active members at an annual employee premium of $50 for single coverage or $200 for family coverage.  A life-time deductible of $50 will be assessed on all new members. 

This benefit allows members to visit the dentist of their choice and covers 100% of the scheduled allowance for preventive treatment, emergency treatment, diagnostic services, anesthetics, injectible antibiotics, extractions and oral surgery, fillings, crown/onlays and inlays, periodontics or treatment of gum disease, root canal therapy, orthodontics, dental prosthetics, and implants.  Note: certain procedures have benefit limits and time-related restrictions.  Members are advised to consult the complete benefit details to review applicable limits and restrictions prior to seeking dental services.

Click here for the Dental Claim Form which must be completed by your dentist and submitted to:

Preferred Group Plans, Inc.
P.O. Box 15136
Albany, NY 12212-5136

To contact Preferred Group Plans directly with questions, call:

1-800-573-7474 or 1-518-641-0321
www.thepreferredgroup.com

Vision Coverage

Vision coverage is provided to active members at no annual cost.

This benefit allows members to receive one eye examination per year and covers the cost of one pair of corrective glasses per year or the cost of corrective contact lenses, up to the scheduled allowance for these services.  Members are advised to consult the complete benefit details to review applicable limits and restrictions prior to seeking dental services.

Click here for the Vision Claim Form , which must completed by your vision specialist and submitted to:

Preferred Group Plans, Inc.
P.O. Box 15136
Albany, NY 12212-5136

To contact Preferred Group Plans directly with questions, call:

1-800-573-7474 or 1-518-641-0321
www.thepreferredgroup.com

Flexible Spending Coverage

Flexible spending coverage is a non-contributory benefit that is provided at no cost to active members.  This benefit allows active members to receive reimbursements for out-of-pocket medical, dental, drug, and optical costs up to a total reimbursement of $100 per person per year and a plan maximum of $200 per family per year.

Click here for the Benefit Trust Flexible Spending Reimbursement Form , which must be submitted to:

Harrison Association of Teachers Benefit Trust C/O Preferred Group Plans, Inc.
P.O. Box 15136
Albany, NY 12212-5136

To contact Preferred Group Plans directly with questions, call:

1-800-573-7474 or 1-518-641-0321
www.thepreferredgroup.com

Note: this non-contributory benefit is separate from, and in addition to, the District's 125 Flexible Spending Plan that employees may contribute to on their own behalf.  Click here for more information on the District's 125 Flexible Spending Plan .

Long-term Disability Coverage

If a participating employee becomes disabled and is unable to work,  he/she is entitled to receive up to $300 per month for up to three years.  This benefit will commence one year after the declared date of disability.  For more information about this benefit, contact the Office of Human Resources.

Group Life Insurance Coverage

Basic life insurance coverage is provided to active members (0.5 FTE or above) in the amount of $20,000 and basic accidental death, dismemberment, and loss of sight insurance in the amount of $40,000.

Click here for the Life Insurance Enrollment Form For more information about this benefit, contact the Office of Human Resources.

Questions?

If you have questions about these benefits, please contact:

  • Chris Tyler, HAT Vice President: tylerc@harrisoncsd,org
  • Paul Haley, Benifit Trust Fund Cordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
  • Barbara Teevan, Human Resources: teevanb@harrisoncsd,org