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In this issue:

Important Information for Everyone
  • Benefit Open Enrollment: Medical, Dental Vision Plan information. Read more...
  • SunLife Financial: Voluntary Benefits Provider.
  • Open Enrollment Assistance: During open enrollment, representatives from HR, Business Services and SunLife will be at each site to assist eligible employees. Read more...
  • Brian Ewert - Colorado Superintendent of the Year: Congratulations to Superintendent Ewert for being named Colorado's 2015 Superintendent of the Year! Read more...
  • School Finance 101: Please read the second installment of school finance information from the finance department. Read more...
  • Hero Nominations: Each year, the Colorado Chapters of the American Red Cross honor every day heroes from our communities. Read more...
Health and Wellness Corner
Important Information for Everyone

Benefit Open Enrollment: Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Information

Duration: November 1 – 30, 2014
Changes Effective: January 1, 2015
2015 Health Plan Rate Sheet
Open Enrollment Instructions

Kaiser Permanente:
2 High Deductible Health Plan Options

   1) $2000 Individual/$4000 Family
  District HSA Monthly Contribution = $55.71


   2) $4000 Individual/$8000 Family
  District HSA Monthly Contribution = $142.22

The amount allotted for premium plus HSA = $482.05
$2000/$4000 Monthly Premium: $426.34 + $55.71 = $482.05
$4000/$8000 Monthly Premium: $339.83 + $142.22 = $482.05

   1.0 FTE Teachers: the District will pay the employee’s monthly premium/HSA contributions for those eligible and enrolled.

Admin/Pro/Tech and Classified employees working a minimum of 4 hours per day and 175 days per year: the District will pay the employee’s monthly premium/HSA contributions for those eligible and enrolled.

Kaiser Monthly Premiums
$2000/$4000 Deductible with $55.71/mo HSA District Contribution
Employee: $0.00 (Restrictions above apply)
Employee + 1: $430.40
Employee + Family: $809.72

$4000/$8000 Deductible with $142.22/mo HSA District Contribution
Employee: $0.00 (Restrictions above apply)
Employee + 1: $343.06
Employee + Family: $645.41

No Plan Change
Benefit Summary:
$50 Individual/$150 Family Deductible
Annual Max: $2000
Preventative & Diagnostic: 100% Covered for PPO / 80% for Premier
Basic Services: 80% for PPO / 80% for Premier
Major Services: 50% for PPO / 50% for Premier
Orthodontic Services: 50% for PPO / 50% for Premier

Delta Monthly Premiums
Employee: $17.94*
Employee + 1: $47.64
Employee + Family: $87.97
*Rates Above Reflect 50% District Contribution for Employee

VSP (Vision Service Plan)
Benefit Summary:
$10 exam co-pay
$25 glasses co-pay
$130 contact lens allowance
$130 frame allowance
Exam – every 12 months
Lenses – every 12 months
Frames – every 24 months

VSP Monthly Premiums
Employee: $8.67
Employee + 1: $12.58
Family: $22.55

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SunLife Financial, Voluntary Benefits Provider

Get ready
When the path you’re on takes an unexpected turn, will you be ready for it? Taking advantage of your employee benefits can help protect your finances, your family, and your future.

Englewood Schools is pleased to provide you with several different insurance options from Sun Life Financial during this year’s enrollment period. You can enroll for Voluntary Cancer & Critical Illness, Voluntary Life, Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Voluntary Short Term Disability, and Voluntary Accident coverage during the enrollment period, from November 1st – November 30th. This is a great opportunity for you to protect yourself from life’s unexpected events so that your plans—and your finances—are secure.

Learn more about the importance of insurance at

Plan information will be available during the enrollment period, and your benefits booklet will be provided after enrollment.

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Open Enrollment

During Open Enrollment representatives from Human Resources, Business Services as well as SunLife will be at each site to assist all benefit eligible employees with new enrollment, as well as adjustments to plans.

Employees will meet with an HR representative to review and ensure accuracy with health plan enrollment or to waive coverage. An individual meeting is new this year as often employees accidentally submit incomplete or inaccurate forms that may hurt them financially.

Employees will also meet with a SunLife educator to review policies, enroll or modify coverage: SunLife offers Critical Illness and Cancer, Voluntary Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Voluntary Short Term Disability, and new this year, Voluntary Accident policies. Specific plan information will be available during open enrollment and benefit booklets will be provided after enrollment.

Finally, employees will also meet with a Business Services representative regarding resources available when planning for retirement.

The three representatives will be at the following locations and times:

Cherrelyn Elementary
November 3rd
8am – 4pm

Clayton Elementary
November 4th
8am – 4pm

Bishop Elementary
November 5th
8am – 4pm

Englewood Middle School
November 6th
8am – 4pm

Englewood High School / Englewood Leadership Academy
November 7th
8am – 4pm

November 10th
8am – 4pm

Charles Hay World School
November 11th
8am – 4pm

Maddox (Early Childhood Education)
November 13th
8am – 4pm

Roscoe Davidson Admin Building (RDAB) / Duell Service Center (DSC)
November 14th
8am – 4pm

School Finance 101: Revenues

Over the next few publications of ACT NOW!, the finance department will provide "School Finance 101" information. This is a complicated subject, but the attempt will be to put the information in easy to understand language. If ever you have questions about the District's finances, please contact Jon Kvale at ext. 2014, and I will be happy to answer your questions.
Please click here to see the second installment of School Finance 101: Revenues.


Hero Nominations

Each year the Colorado Chapters of the American Red Cross honor every day heroes from our communities at the Red Cross Soiree. They could be a teacher, a student, a program or a neighbor that saved a life. Red Cross is seeking individuals and organizations to be nominated for acts including the following:
  • Responding at a time of others' desperate need to save a life or give comfort (including using first aid, CPR, or an AED)
  • Extraordinary act of service during an emergency or disaster
  • Dedication to preparing for or preventing disasters and emergencies
  • Impactful service in support of our Armed Forces or military families 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Missy Diehl at missy.diehl@redcross.org. The nomination deadline is November 15 and the form can be found here: http://www.redcross.org/co/denver/about-us/contact-us/nominate-a-hero-or-lifesaver. Details on the soiree can be found at http://www.redcross.org/colorado/soiree.
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Health & Wellness Corner

Englewood Schools Wellness Champions

Be a part of the most fun committee around – become a wellness Champion! Wellness champions are simply interested in bringing more health and wellness to Englewood Schools; that means students, staff, and parents. Please check the Englewood SuperChampions area of the website for more information. We will be holding a meeting in the next month, so be on the lookout for more information or contact Dale Lumpa. Social networks spread positive habits quickly; the more, the merrier!
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Tell us what you think

In a few weeks, the Englewood Wellness Champions will be sharing an employee survey with you, so that you can help us create an approach to wellness that is inspiring and fun! Please keep an eye out for this survey.
A core component of the ES Wellness Policy is nutrition. Not only the kinds of food provided to students and staff during breakfast and lunch, but also the way in which food is used inside the classrooms, e.g. for celebrations and rewards.

In the previous editions of Act Now, we examined the use of food throughout Englewood Schools – during celebrations, use as reward/punishment, fundraising, and more.

Now, we will turn our focus to PHYSICAL ACTIVITY!

Click here to see the Englewood Schools Wellness Policy as well as the Nutrition Parameters:

….Englewood Schools supports the following:

3. Achieving goals for physical education and activity including the following:
a. Implement and maintain a sequential physical education course of study consistent with research, national, and state standards.
b. To the extent possible, a certified physical education teacher will teach all physical education.
c. All students in grades K-5 will receive 30 minutes of daily physical activity or its equivalent of 150 minutes/week for the entire school year.
d. Students will spend at least 75% of physical education class time participating in moderate to vigorous physical activity.

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