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Here you will find links to pages with information and documents for each insurance offered to employees, as well as other benefits available. Just click on the icon for the information you are looking for!

American Fidelity

American Fidelity 125 Cafeteria Plans
Section 125 Cafeteria Plans are available to eligible employees through American Fidelity. All eligible district employees are able to avoid taxation of their employee share of health insurance premiums by signing the plan document on an annual basis. The district establishes dates and times for American Fidelity to access the buildings each year to allow employees to take advantage of this benefit. At this time employees may choose to enroll in the American Fidelity programs.  The following is a link to the American Fidelity information to help you with planning you and your family needs:

American Fidelity Section 125 Benefits

Any forms needed for your American Fidelity policy(s) can be accessed with this link:  https://americanfidelity.com/claims/claim-forms/

Mo Maaraba, Account Executive
American Fidelity Assurance Company
Cell:  567.703.6660
[email protected]
Website:  https://americanfidelity.com/

AF MOBILE IS NOW AVAILABLE!!
American Fidelity is excited to announce an easier way to submit your Flexible Spending Account claims with their new mobile app, AF Mobile. AF Mobile allows you to take photos of your Health FSA, Dependent Day Care FSA, or Health Reimbursement Arrangement information and submit claims while on the go from any smart phone if you download the AF Mobile App!

Use AF Mobile to:
Create a secured Online Service Center account,
File a FSA or HSA claim,
Sign up for direct deposit, and
Review claim history, check claim status, and view account balance.

Click the AF Mobile link to get started!!

Delta Dental

Web Page: www.deltadentaloh.com

Dental coverage is provided to the district by Delta Dental. The member’s share of the cost depends on if the care received was from a PPO, a Premier or Out-of-Network provider.

Dependent coverage is available for the spouse and unmarried children up to the end of the calendar year of the 23rd birthday. A Summary of Benefits and a Member Handbook can be found below. You can also find a link to Delta Dental above where a list of providers can be found on their website.

Additional flyers and informational documents are also located below. There is even a Mobile App!

Claim Problems and Coverage Questions:
1. Call their customer service department at 1-800-524-0149. You will need to provide your ID number (your SS number).

2. If Delta Dental is not able to resolve your problem, contact the Payroll/Benefits department at 419-473-8244, ext. 2.

Group No.: 0515
 

MedMutual Life

Web Site: https://www.MedMutualLife.com/

Life insurance for Washington Local employees is handled by MedMutual Life, a part of the Medical Mutual Company.

Death benefits as well as accidental death and dismemberment are provided for every contracted employee, both part-time and full-time. The amount of the insurance benefits provided depends on the classification of the employee.

To download a copy of your Employee Benefit Booklets you can click on the appropriate document that is listed below. There is a link to their Web site above. Also included under the documents is a copy of a Change of Beneficiary form. Should you need to make a change to your beneficiary(s) you can print off a copy of the form, complete it and forward it to the Payroll/Benefits department.

Questions regarding coverage can be answered by contacting the Payroll/Benefits department at 419-473-8244, ext. 2.

Group Number: 504427
 

Paramount

Wellness Program Brochure 2020-21

Information
Paramount Health Care is the district’s health insurance provider. This is an HMO plan with a network of medical providers. There is also an option for prescription coverage with a three-tier co-pay.

Dependents include the employee’s spouse and dependent children.  Overage dependents can also be covered if they meet the eligibility requirements by the Federal Healthcare Law up to the age of 26.

A Summary of Benefits and a Member Handbook can be found below. A link to CVS/Caremark and the Paramount website can be found above. A list of the network doctors can also be acquired through the link above.

Did you know....  You can access all of your claims and healthcare information for you and your enrolled dependents by logging into your My Paramount page?  Check out the link provided above.  You can also access your Steps2Health information for our Wellness Program and start working on your progress to a healthier life.  Also listed above is a link to the Health and Wellness site online to help in your wellness education.  This can all be done from your smartphone as well!

Claim Problems and Coverage Questions:
1. Call their customer service department (phone number located below). Have your ID card/number ready.
2. If Paramount is not able to resolve your problem, contact the Payroll/Benefits department at 419-473-8244, ext. 2.

Member Services Hours: Mon-Fri 8 - 5 p.m.
Customer Service: 419-887-2525
Fax: 419-887-2018
TTY: 419-887-2526
 

SERS

School Employee Retirement System of Ohio
Web Site: www.ohsers.org 

My SERS Account Login

Other SERS Brochures - https://www.ohsers.org/forms-and-publications/

Membership in SERS is required for all classified employees. The current employee contribution rate is 10% of your gross salary. The district contributes another 14% on your behalf.

The SERS Web site link is listed above, along with copies of the most recent manuals offered by SERS to help keep you up to date on the benefits at your disposal. On this Web site you will find more complete information regarding your retirement benefits and eligibilities. If you have questions concerning your retirement benefits account, please contact SERS directly.

Address:
School Employee Retirement System (SERS)
300 E. Broad St., Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215-3746
Phone: 1-800-878-5853

STRS

State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio
Web Site: www.strsoh.org

STRS Login

Information
Membership in STRS is required for all certified employees.  The current employee contribution rate is 14% of your gross salary.  The district contributes another 14% on your behalf.  

The STRS Web site link is listed above, and some of the most recent brochures offered by STRS to help keep you up to date on the benefits at your disposal are listed below.  Additional publications can be found by clicking on the website link listed above as well as a more broad selection of information regarding your retirement benefits.

If you have questions concerning your retirement account, please contact STRS directly.

Mailing address:
State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
275 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 1-888-227-7877

Tax Deferred Annuity Plans

Washington Local Schools offers our eligible employees the opportunity to save for retirement by participating in the Washington Local School's 403B and/or 457 plan(s). You can participate in this plan by making pre-tax contributions. The district does not contribute to this benefit on behalf of the employee.

To start your contributions to a 403B and/or 457 plan, complete and return a Salary Reduction Agreement form (found below) and forward to the Payroll Department. Please note that in addition to completing and returning a Salary Reduction Form you must also establish an account with one of the approved investment providers. Below are the companies that are approved providers and their most recent contact information.

To assist us in administering all annuity accounts in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, we are utilizing the http://www.planwithease.com system to facilitate administration and our compliance with 403b regulations by tracking information received via encrypted electronic data files over secure Internet channels. Your accounts can be accessed and transactions involving withdrawals/rollovers/transfers can be completed with ease. If you have questions regarding http://www.planwithease.com please refer the the documents and links located below.

To find your contribution limits for your 403b/457, please refer to the most recent Annual Notice of Eligibility listed below.

If you have questions regarding planwithease.com please refer to the guides for step by step instruction. Should you have further questions, you can contact planwithease.com through their customer service e-mail at: [email protected]

PLAN WITH EASE PHONE NO: 1-855-464-6928

The following is a list of annuities companies approved by Washington Local Schools as of 1/1/2011 that are compliant to the new regulations regarding Exchange Rules:

403b Plan Providers
American Fidelity Assurance Co.
1-800-662-1113
www.americanfidelity.com

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
1-800-862-7919
www.ameriprise.com

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co.
1-800-628-6673
www.axa.com

Great American Advisors
1-800-545-4269
www.gaadvisors.com

VOYA
1-855-ONE-VOYA
www.voya.com

The Legend Group
1-561-694-0110
www.legendgroup.com

Lincoln Financial Group
1-877-275-5462
www.lfg.com

Mass Mutual
1-855-413-9498
www.massmutual.com

MetLife
1-800-METLIFE
www.metlife.com

Oppenheimer Funds
1-800-525-7048
www.oppenheimerfunds.com

Security Benefits
1-800-888-2461
www.securitybenefit.com

Thrivent Financial
1-800-847-4836
www.thrivent.com

Valic
1-800-448-2542
www.valic.com

457 Plan Providers
OASBO 457 – VOYA
1-800-525-4225
http://OASBO.beready2retire.com

Ohio Deferred Compensation
1-877-644-6457
www.ohio457.org
 

VSP

Vision Services Plan
Web Site: www.vsp.com
Discounts Link:  https://www.vsp.com/optical-discounts.html
Find a Provider
Eyeconic Website

Information
The District’s vision coverage is through Vision Service Plan (VSP). VSP has a network of providers with specific allowances for wellness visits, prescription glasses and contact lens.

Dependents include the employee’s spouse and unmarried children until the end of the year they turn age 23.  Dependents age 23-25 that are a full-time student may continue their coverage on your policy.  Contact the Payroll/Benefits department at the number listed below to find out how to continue their coverage.  

To check you or a dependents eligibility, claims, etc., click on the VSP link above and create a Member Login/Password and view all of your information.  You can also create a Reimbursement Claim online through your login. 

A Summary of Benefits is listed below and a link to the VSP Web site can be found above. A link to find a provider is also listed above.  Also listed above is a link to additional discounts available to policy holders through VSP.  Check out what is available by clicking on the link.

Did you know...  You can shop for your glasses online?  Just click on the Eyeconic Website link above and "try on" different frames!

Claim Problems & Coverage Questions:
  1. Call their customer service department: 1-800-877-7195
  2. Your ID number is your Social Security Number.
  3. If VSP is not able to resolve your problem, contact the Payroll/Benefits department at 419-473-8244, ext. 2.

VSP Documents