The Board recognizes that fringe benefits are an integral part of the total compensation plan for full-time professional staff members. The Board of Education shall provide fringe benefits to all full-time professional staff members by offering participation in a group insurance plan. The contract
for insurance will be submitted to competitive bidding at least every three (3) years. Any plan of
group health insurance shall include a provision allowing persons who retire, or who have retired,
to become members of the plan if they are eligible to receive benefits under the Public School
Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS), by paying premiums at the same rate as other members of
the group, pursuant to the limitations set forth in § 169.590, RSMo. In addition, the Board shall
establish a premium-only cafeteria plan, as permitted under federal law, accessible by employees of
the school district.
At the time of commencement of coverage under the plan, an employee shall be given his or her first
notification of rights under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).
Further notification is contingent upon the occurrence of a qualifying event and, in applicable
situations, notification to the district that a qualifying event has occurred, as required by law.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Revised: 03/09/2004; 06/10/2008
Cross Refs: DJC, Bidding Requirements
Legal Refs: §§ 67.150, .210, 169.590, 376.453, RSMo.
Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 125
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 1161-1168
Lindbergh Schools, St. Louis, Missouri
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