Employee Benefits

  • Insurance Plan Year: October – September

    Health Insurance (HealthPartners)

    District 742 offers HealthPartners Empower HRA $2000/$4000 Deductible Plan. You get full benefit coverage with a deductible plan and health reimbursement account (HRA).

    • Current Monthly Cost (includes both employee and employer contributions):
      • Single - $775.54
      • Family - $1776.98
    • See your Collective Bargaining Agreement for specific eligibility requirements, and employer's contribution
    • Please Note: Insurance premiums for 10-Month hourly staff are pro-rated to cover the employee share of premiums for June, July and August.
      • 10-month hourly staff premiums are deducted over 17 Pay Dates (Sept 30th-May 31st)

     

    Dental Insurance (Delta Dental)

    The amount the employee pays for dental insurance is automatically withdrawn from the employee's pay before it is taxed.

    • Current Monthly Cost (includes both employee and employer contributions):
      • Single - $32.93
      • Family - $94.70
    • See your Collective Bargaining Agreement for specific eligibility requirements, and employer's contribution
    • Please Note: Insurance premiums for 10-Month hourly staff are pro-rated in order to cover the employee share of premiums for June, July and August.
      • 10-month hourly staff premiums are deducted over 17 Pay Dates (Sept 30th-May 31st)

     

    Flexible Spending Account (Health Care/Medical)

    A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a special account you put money into that you use to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not covered by your health care plan or elsewhere. You don’t pay taxes on this money, which means you’ll save an amount equal to the taxes you would have paid on the money you set aside.

    • You may contribute up to $2,850 per year and these funds do not rollover into the next insurance year, so funds not used by the end of the insurance year may be lost.
    • An FSA must be re-elected each year during open enrollment.

     

    Flexible Spending Account (Dependent Care)

    A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible dependent care services, such as preschool, summer day camp, before or after school programs, and child or adult daycare. The money you contribute to a Dependent Care FSA is not subject to payroll taxes, so you end up paying less in taxes and taking home more of your paycheck.

    • The current maximum amount you can put into your DCFSA for the year is $5,000 for individuals or married couples filing jointly, or $2,500 for a married person filing separately.
    • These funds do not rollover into the next insurance year, so funds not used by the end of the insurance year may be lost.
    • A DCFSA must be re-elected each year during open enrollment.

     

    Vision Insurance (The Standard)

    District 742 offers two different group vision plans from Standard Insurance Company. Information about each plan can be found below.

     

    Basic Life Insurance/AD&D (The Standard)

    The District offers a $50,000 life insurance policy for all employees who are employed at least 30 hours per week on a regular basis. There is no cost to the employee.

    • Included with your life insurance policy is Travel Assistance, available 24 hours a day. This service connects you to resources when you’re traveling at least 100 miles from home or in a foreign country for up to 180 days.

     

    Voluntary Life Insurance/AD&D (The Standard)

    You can purchase up to an additional $100,000, in $10,000 increments.

     

    Long Term Disability Insurance (The Standard)

    The District offers a long term disability insurance policy for all employees who are employed at least 30 hours per week on a regular basis. There is no cost to the employee.

    If you have any questions about enrolling or changing your insurance elections, please reach out to Diane Thole, Benefits Specialist, in Human Resources at (320) 370-8043 or diane.thole@isd742.org.

     

    Retirement Plans

    • Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)
    • Teachers Retirement Association (TRA)

    Watch Minnesota Retirement Plans - Your Pension Plan

     

    Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Plans

    Eligible employees can participate in a tax-sheltered annuity plan with vendors approved by the District. Forms are available on the Human Resources Forms page. See your Collective Bargaining Agreement for specific eligibility requirements, and employer's match.

     

    Omada

    Omada Health Program* guides you step-by-step to better health. You’ll get:

    • A full-time health coach to keep you on track—on your best days and your worst.
    • Smart technology (including a digital scale) to track your progress and reveal what is (and isn't) working for you.
    • Each week, you’ll learn healthy tips for better eating, fitness, sleep, and stress management.

    The support of a small group of peers just like you for encouragement at every step. You can find out if you qualify by taking a one-minute health screener at https://go.omadahealth.com/isd742.

    *If covered by the district’s health plan, Omada for Prevention, Diabetes or Hypertension is available at no cost to you, and Omada for Joint & Muscle Health is subject to deductibles, copays and co-insurance as decided by our health plan.

     

    Progyny – A Holistic Approach to Fertility and Family Building

    Backed by science and data, powered by passion. We believe everyone should be able to pursue their dream of having a family. At Progyny, our data-driven model is at the heart of everything we do, laying the groundwork for superior clinical outcomes, cost savings, and exceptional member experiences.