Welcome to Employee Benefits

  • Please take a look at the information provided about the insurance products offered by the District. If you have questions or need assistance when enrolling in benefits through the Employee Portal, please contact the Benefits office.

    Click HERE to view the 2021/2022 Benefits Enrollment Guidebook.

    Click HERE to view the 2022/2023 Benefits Enrollment Guidebook (effective July 1, 2022).

    Premiums are deducted once a month directly from your paycheck. It is the responsibility of the employee to review paystubs regularly to ensure that the deductions match the elected benefits. Example: A deduction is taken out of your September paycheck to pay for insurance for the month of October.

    You can only make changes to your existing benefits during open enrollment (typically held during the month of April, but subject to change) or if you have a qualifying event.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Pre-tax mean?

  • When is the plan year?

  • I'm a new hire - how long do I have to enroll for benefits?

  • When is annual open enrollment?

  • I need to change my current insurance elections/waivers.

  • How do I get an ID card?

  • When do deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, and maximum benefit limits renew?

Contact

  • Lauren Brandenstein
    Benefits & Risk Mgmt Specialist
    719-579-2314

    Fax# 719-579-2138

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday
    7:30AM-4:00PM

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Welcome to Risk Management

  • To view a copy of the District's Safety Handbook, click HERE.

    For information about Workers' Compensation or the District's Safety/Risk Management program, please select the option from the menu on the left.

COVID-19 Information & Resources

  • Kaiser Permanente to cover the cost of COVID-19 rapid antigen home tests

    Following guidance from the Biden administration, Kaiser Permanente will now reimburse members for FDA-approved rapid antigen home tests. Members can submit a reimbursement claim for tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022.

    Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of rapid antigen home tests. Kaiser Permanente, like other health care organizations, has access to a very limited supply of tests. We are working to get tests and make them available to our members through a number of outlets, including mail-order. We will share details as they become available.

    How to get FDA-approved rapid antigen home tests

    • Starting January 19, members can request free rapid antigen home tests, without shipping fees, from the federal government.[https://www.covidtests.gov/]
    • Rapid antigen home tests are also available at local drugstores or online. Kaiser Permanente will reimburse members for FDA-approved rapid antigen home tests purchased on or after January 15th.
    • In the coming days, as the supply of tests increases, we will make more rapid antigen home tests available to members. Visit kp.org for the most up-to-date information on supply, testing, and vaccinations. <kp.org/coronavirus>

    Guidance on types of COVID-19 tests

    Rapid antigen home tests are a fast, easy way to get a quick result if members have symptoms, think they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or plan to gather indoors with those who may be at risk, including unvaccinated children, older individuals, and those who are immunocompromised. Results are typically available within 30 minutes. < https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-emergency-use-authorizations-medical-devices/in-vitro-diagnostics-euas-antigen-diagnostic-tests-sars-cov-2>

    PCR tests are usually processed in a lab and results are typically available in 1-3 days. At Kaiser Permanente, PCR tests are required for members who are coming in for certain clinical procedures that require a negative test in advance. For more details, visit our COVID-19 testing FAQs. [https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/coronavirus-information/testing#faqs ]

    Kaiser Permanente is committed to the safety of our members, care teams, and communities. We will get through this challenging time together.

    Rapid antigen home tests are a convenient way to provide results quickly - results are typically available within 30 minutes. Rapid antigen home tests can be used in most cases, such as if you have symptoms or think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or prior to gathering indoors with those who may be at risk, including unvaccinated children, older individuals, and those who are immunocompromised.

    PCR tests — Typically processed in a laboratory, PCR test results are usually available in 1 to 3 days. PCR tests are required for:

    • Patients who need to test prior to a medical procedure
    • Patients who are being admitted to the hospital, including for pregnancy and labor/delivery
    • When PCR testing is required by regulation, a public health order or as directed by your healthcare provider
    • Whether you have symptoms or not, a positive test rapid antigen home test result indicates that you likely have a current infection, and you should follow the CDC’s recommendations for isolation and inform close contacts. You do not need to take a PCR test to confirm a positive rapid test.
    • A negative rapid antigen home test result means that the test did not detect the virus, but it doesn’t rule out infection. You should treat your symptoms and wear a mask until your symptoms resolve. You can take another rapid test within a few days to increase your confidence that you do not have COVID-19.
    • If your symptoms don’t resolve within a week or your symptoms get worse, visit kp.org or use our mobile app to access care, including an e-visit or video visit.
    • Complying with the Biden administration’s federal guidance, Kaiser Permanente will now reimburse members for FDA approved rapid antigen home tests. Tests purchased prior to January 15 are not eligible for reimbursement under this guidance.
    • If you purchased a rapid antigen home test that has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA and need to submit a claim for reimbursement, go to “Coverage & Costs” on kp.org and select “Submit a claim.”
    • Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of rapid antigen tests. Kaiser Permanente, like other health care providers, has access to a very limited supply of tests. We are working to get tests and will make them available to our members through a number of outlets, including mail order. We will share further details as they become available. In the interim, the following options are available to you:
      • Starting January 19, you can request free rapid antigen tests online, without shipping fees, from the federal government (www.covidtests.gov)
      • Rapid antigen tests are also available at your local drug store or through online retailers for home use. Kaiser Permanente will reimburse members for FDA-approved rapid antigen home tests purchased on or after January 15.

    Frequently Asked Questions can be found by clicking the hyperlink in blue with the PCR Tests information.