Benefits

The Francis Howell Board of Education offers a rich array of benefits to eligible employees. The extent and nature of the benefits provided may vary depending on the employee’s full or part time status, date of employment, and job classification. Benefits for eligible certified and non-certified employees of the Francis Howell School District include:

*Offered to all regular employees regardless of hours/days worked 

**Offered to employees who hold positions that have been identified as being at risk of exposure to hepatitis.

Eligibility Requirements

Healthcare enrollment requires support staff to work at least 30 hours per week and at least 174 days per year. Certified staff are eligible for part time healthcare benefits by working at least 17 hours per week and full time healthcare benefits by working at least 30 hours per week. Retirement enrollment requires that a non-certified employee work at least 20 hours per week on a regular basis in a position that requires the employee to work at least 600 hours during the school term. A certified employee must work at least 17 hours per week on a regular basis in a position that requires the employee to work at least 600 hours during the school term.

 

 

Medical

All eligible employees have the option of enrolling in one of three medical plans. All three plans utilize the UHC Choice Plus Network of providers, www.umr.com. Eligible employees can find additional information on plan design by logging onto www.smartben.com. 

 

 

Dental

All eligible employees have the option of enrolling in one of three dental plans: Aetna Dental, Humana, or Family Dental Service, Ltd. The plans offer a variety of providers and benefit levels.  Eligible employees can find additional information on plan design by logging onto www.smartben.com.

 

 

Vision

All eligible employees have the option of enrolling in the vision plan offered by EyeMed Vision Care. Benefits include exam and lens coverage once every 12 months and frame coverage once every 12 months.  Eligible employees can find additional information on plan design by logging onto www.smartben.com.

 

 

District Contribution

Each eligible full time employee receives a monthly credit that ranges from $470 to $877 to be used to offset the medical/dental/vision premium.  Each eligible part time employee receives a monthly credit that ranges from $235.00 to $438.50 to be used to offset the medical/dental/vision premium.

 

 

Section 125

All eligible employees may elect to have their healthcare premium withheld pretax. In addition, employees may enroll in a Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, and a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account.  If an employee is enrolled in the high deductible medical plan, he/she may elect to contribute to a Health Savings Account.

 

 

Life

All full time eligible employees are enrolled in $75,000 term life insurance coverage.  All part time eligible employees have the option of enrolling in and paying for $75,000 term life insurance.

 

 

Disability

All eligible employees will be enrolled in short term disability coverage. This coverage may provide up to 9 weeks of 70% wage replacement in the event of a short term disability. Additionally, employees may elect voluntary long term disability coverage that may provide 60% wage replacement coverage in the event the disability continues beyond 9 weeks.

 

 

Retirement

All eligible employees are enrolled in a statewide retirement plan. Benefits are determined by years of service, age at retirement, and the employee’s three highest consecutive annual salaries.

 

 

*Employee Assistance Program

All employees are eligible to participate in the FHSD Employee Assistance Program. This is a confidential service provided by licensed counselors. A wide range of assistance programs are offered including relationship counseling, stress counseling, mental health counseling, eldercare advice, financial and legal counseling, etc.

 

 

*Wellness Program

Currently offering annual flu shots, annual access to an onsite mammography van, **hepatitis immunization, on-site screenings for cholesterol/blood sugar, annual health fair, blood pressure screenings, and various other programs.

 

 

*Tax Sheltered Annuities

All employees are eligible to participate in this supplemental voluntary retirement pretax payroll deduction savings plan. There are numerous brokers and products to choose from.

 

 

Worker’s Compensation

Francis Howell School District is a member of a self-insurance pool, Missouri United School Insurance Council, which provides Workers’ Compensation coverage with the state of Missouri. The claims are administered by Gallagher Bassett Services on behalf of Francis Howell. Workers’ Compensation is basically no fault insurance for injuries that are sustained while you are within the course and scope of your employment, subject to applicable Missouri law. Benefits for injuries that are found to be compensable include payment for medical treatment, payments for lost wages, and if applicable, payments for permanent handicaps.

 

 

Paid Holidays

Various employee groups are eligible for paid holidays according to the published work calendars for those groups. Additional information regarding paid holidays can be accessed by viewing the following Board of Education Regulations:
·         4330 CR Certified Employee Group
·         4330 ES FHESPA Employee Group
·         330 FD Federation Employee Group
·         4330 LO Local One Employee Group
·         4330 SU Support Employee Group Please contact Human Resources at (636) 851-4024 for more information about paid holidays.

 

 

Paid Sick Leave

Regular and part-time benefits eligible employees (as defined in Regulation 4510 CR, LO, FD, ES and SU) shall receive ten (10) sick leave days per school year. Part-time benefits eligible employees working 20 hours per week (4 hours per day) will receive 4.50 sick days. Please see Board of Education Regulation 4320 GE for more information. Certified employees may participate in a sick leave bank. The purpose of this bank is to provide extended paid sick leave to certified employees who have exhausted all paid sick leave, vacation, non-contract days, and District-provided short-term disability leave, and who are required to continue to be absent due to their own serious illness or injury, or the serious illness or injury of their immediate family, as defined under this policy. Please see Board of Education Regulation 4323 CR for more information.

 

 

Paid Personal Days

Benefits eligible employees working more than 4 hours per day may take up to three (3) personal days with pay per school year to be deducted from their sick leave allowance or from the accumulated days in their sick day account if their annual sick day allowance has been depleted. Please see Board of Education Regulation 4320 GE for more information.

 

 

Paid Vacation

Various employee groups are eligible for paid vacation according to the published work calendars for those groups. Additional information regarding paid vacation can be accessed by viewing the following Board of Education Regulations:
· 4330 ES FHESPA Employee Group
· 4330 FD Federation Employee Group
· 4330 LO Local One Employee Group
· 4330 SU Support Employee Group Please contact Human Resources at (636) 851-4024 for more information about paid vacation.

 

 

Name Change Procedure

Employees who experience a name change must make an appointment with the FHSD Benefits Office to complete all necessary paperwork. At the time of the appointment, the employee must have either a new Social Security card or a receipt from the Social Security Office showing application for a new card has been made. Employee name changes MUST match the employee’s current Social Security card.

 

 

*Offered to all regular employees regardless of hours/days worked