Benefits

  • Open Enrollment May 9 to May 27, 2022

    ACPS Open Enrollment begins on May 9, 2022 and ends on May 27, 2022.  

    Employees may review and change benefits elections using Employee Self Service.  Instructions for logging into and using ESS are available on Canvas under ACPS Human Resources.  See below for more details regarding the health insurance benefits available through ACPS.

    Due to COVID-19 and schools closure, open enrollment meetings will not be held at schools and central office. However, all information will be available on ACPS website and in Canvas.  Questions, contact HRBenefits@acps.k12.va.us.

    Same as last year, ACPS offers three medical plans: (1) United Healthcare POS (Point of Service Plan); (2) Kaiser HMO; and (3) United Healthcare QHP (Qualified Health Plan) with Health Savings Account.  This plan has a tax-free Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees to save pre-tax money to pay for eligible health expenses.  To help you understand this new healthcare option, we’re offering a quick and easy HSA course you can take online, at any time.  Visit https://uhchsacourse.com, watch a short video, and check your knowledge.

    Important Information: Reimbursement for COVID At-Home Testing Kits

    Effective January 15, 2022, health care plans are required to cover the cost of up to eight (8) FDA-approved over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests per covered individual per month. This applies to ACPS employees and their dependents who are enrolled in the ACPS United Healthcare and Kaiser HMO insurance plans.

    United Healthcare members can purchase the FDA-approved at-home tests at any retailer and submit the receipt online to United Healthcare at myuhc.com or via the OTC COVID-19 at-home test reimbursement form (available here).

    Kaiser HMO members can purchase at-home tests and be reimbursed for purchases made on or after January 15, 2022. Members may request a reimbursement by submitting a claim through the member portal: kp.org.

    As supplies increase, Kaiser will make more rapid antigen home tests available to members. Visit kp.org for the most up-to-date information.

    As an additional resource, every home in the US may request up to four (4) free rapid antigen home tests from the federal government at https://www.covidtests.gov/. This process is not administered by ACPS and is available to all, regardless of enrollment in a health care plan.

     

    Current Benefits Information

    ACPS provides a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package. Eligible employees have the choice of three different medical plans, one dental plan, one vision plan, and flexible spending accounts. The ACPS leave program includes sick, personal, and annual leave, short-term and long-term disability plans, workers’ compensation, as well as an Employee Assistance Program. Eligible employees may participate in the Virginia Retirement System and ACPS Supplemental Retirement Plan and 403(b)/457 savings plans. Details of these plans can be found below.

    ACPS added a third health insurance plan in July 2019: United Healthcare QHP (Qualified Health Plan) with Health Savings Account. This plan has a tax-free Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees to save pre-tax money to pay for eligible health expenses. To help you understand this new healthcare option, we’re offering a quick and easy HSA course you can take online, at any time. View the new United Healthcare QHP with Health Savings Account video!

    Questions? Contact the Office of Benefits and Compensation at hrbenefits@acps.k12.va.us.