Keene School Lunch

Full-time and regular school lunch employees (employees working 35+ hours/week, or 1200 or more annual hours) are offered a comprehensive benefits package of medical insurance, including prescriptions and vision care; dental insurance; life insurance; long-term disability and short-term disability; enrollment in the NH Retirement System; direct deposit; 403(b) plan through Fidelity; sick leave; paid personal leave; and paid holidays.

School Lunch employees working less than 35 hours/week, or less than 1200 annual hours, may elect to enroll in direct deposit and the District sponsored 403(b) plan through Fidelty.  Those employees working 30-34 hours/week on a regular basis may also elect to enroll in a medical plan offered by the District.  Please review the information below under MEDICAL AND DENTAL PLANS.

Once hired, full-time and regular lunch employees have 30 days to choose the medical and/or dental insurance most useful to you and your dependents. Once you submit your elections, your choices will be recorded as your benefits elections until the next Open Enrollment period (every July 1st). You may not make any changes to your elections – even within the 30 day enrollment period – unless you have a qualified family status change. The effective date for medical and/or dental insurance is the first of any given month following date of hire or date of qualifying event.

Currently, both medical and dental insurance is offered through the HealthTrust.  The HealthTrust has contracted with Anthem BC/BS of NH to insure their medical plans and Northeast Delta Dental to insure the Option 4B dental plan offered to Keene school lunch employees.

Keene School Lunch Employee Benefits Policy

Insurance Choices - Keene School Lunch Employees

Listed below are all of the medical and dental insurance plans currently offered to employees in SAU 29. However, your district/group may only offer some of the choices shown. Currently, Keene School Lunch offers a choice of three medical plans: AB5 HMO, AB SOS or the POS 2- TIER. The dental plan offered to Keene School Lunch is the Option 4B dental only.

For a comprehensive comparison sheet of the health plans offered please click here.

The federal healthcare reform law, PPACA, requires the school district to make available to all employees who are enrolled in, or eligible to be enrolled in the District's insurance, with a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC). The SBC describes the plan benefits and coverage, including prescription coverage for each of the medical plans offered. The format of the SBC is designed to allow employees to compare benefits and coverage among the various health insurance plans offered. Please be aware that the SBC does not replace Anthem's Medical Plan Summaries as listed below. To obtain copies of the SBC's, please click here.

Keene School Lunch Insurance Costs

Employee deductions for medical and dental are taken on a pre-tax basis throughout the school year. To view the Employer and employee costs for medical and dental insurance, please click below.

Click on the below link under the HealthTrust Resources webpage to find the forms needed to enroll in SAU 29's medical and/or dental insurance. Once at this webpage, please click on "Forms, Documents and Brochures" tab on the left and then scroll down to Medical and Dental Enrollment.  Print out the "Medical and/or Dental Application and Change Form". NOTE: SAU 29 offers both medical and dental insurance through the HealthTrust, so any changes must be made on the Medical and/or Dental Application and Change Formplease do not complete the Dental Application and Change form.

Click here to be directed to the HealthTrust's Resources page

HEALTH BUY-OUT

Full-time, benefits eligible employees electing not to enroll in the District's insurance and who provide documentation they are covered by medical insurance that is not provided by the district shall receive a payment of five thousand, five hundred dollars ($5,500) per year, upon the close of the applicable school year. This payment shall not be pro-rated and no consideration for partial years will be given.  Please contact Human Resources if you are interested in the health buyout.

LIFE INSURANCE

Term life insurance, with Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) is offered to an eligible employee at no cost through the Voya-Financial Insurance Company (formerly known as ING).  Members have a term life benefit amount of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000).  Life insurance goes into effect the first day an employee is eligible or begins working for the District and remains in effect until an employee either retires or resigns.  Upon becoming eligible for the District paid term life insurance, please the following enrollment form, sign and date and return to Human Resources: Voya Life Beneficiary Designation Form

Following is the Life Insurance Policy to print for your records.

Please note you must be logged into your SAU 29 google account to view the life insurance and LTD policies.

LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE

Long-term disability insurance is fully funded by the Keene School District at no cost to the employee.  Long-term disability (LTD) is paid as a monthly benefit by our insurance carrier at 60% of your pre-disability earnings.  Long-term disability insurance is available to any school lunch employee who works 35 or more hours/week.

The LTD benefit waiting period for long-term disability is the later of:  a) 90 days; or b) the date your accumulated sick leave ends, if applicable.

Please note you must be logged into your SAU 29 google account to view the life insurance and LTD policies.

SHORT-TERM DISABILITY COVERAGE

Short-term disability (STD) is paid by the District at 60% of the hourly rate of pay and is available to full-time Keene school lunch employees  working 35 or more hours/week.  A school lunch employee working between 30-34 hours/week is not eligible for STD. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM

All full-time, eligible employees must enroll in NHRS. Click here for more information and enrollment forms.

Direct Deposit Information

A school lunch employee may elect direct deposit of paychecks at anytime by completing the following form and returning to the payroll office:

403(B) Plan

NH School Administrative Unit 29 is pleased to partner with Fidelity Investments as our exclusive provider of investment options and recordkeeping services for the SAU 29 403(b) plan.