USD 450 Employee Benefits Information:



USD 450 Employee Benefits Information:


Blue Cross Health Insurance Plan Information:

Employees can choose from three health care plans.  To see a one­ page comparison of the three plans click on this link: USD 450 Health Insurance Plan Comparison at a Glance

For help in understanding the medical plans below and the medical terms used in these plans, we highly recommend reading this document: Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms

For more in depth information on the three health care plans click on the plans below:

Preventive Services are covered 100% under the Affordable Care Act.  The following flyer contains a list of preventive services that are covered:  BCBS Preventive Services

NEW TELEHEALTH SERVICE AVAILABLE:  Visit a doctor online 24/7/365 and it will be billed through your BCBS insurance.  For more info and directions on how to register:  BCBS Telehealth through Amwell

Healthy Options Wellness Media Library:  This wellness media library contains numberous health videos, eLearning modules, webinars and articles for all employees of USD 450.  Healthy Options Wellness Media Library

Vision Care Direct Plan Information:

Delta Dental Insurance Plan Information:

Health Savings Account (HSA) Information:

  • If you choose the KE­12 High Deductibe Health Care plan you may be eligible to have a Health Savings Account (HSA).  Click on this link to help determine if you are eligible to have a HSA: HSA Eligibility Matrix
  • HSA maximum annual contributions are:  
    • Self Only = $3400 per year
    • Family = $6750 per year
    • Age 55+ = $1000 extra allowed per year for self or family
  • Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions about HSA’s: FAQ’s about HSA’s
  • Here is the link to log into your HSA Account:

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Information:

  • Employees are eligible to have Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. For more info on these accounts go to the American Fidelity websites: Health FSA, Dependent Care FSA

Flex Spending Account Holder Information 

  • Log into your account at
  • The calendar year for Flexible Spending Accounts is Oct. 1 to Sept 30.
  • If you have money left in the Flexible Spending Account on Sept 30, up to $500 will automatically roll over to the next years Flex Account. Any money over $500 left in the account at the end of the calendar year will be lost.
  • If you roll over money to a new year then you still can only have a total of $2600 max in the flex account. In other words you cannot roll over money and then add $2600 of new money to the account. You have to subtract the rollover amount from $2600 and that is your maximum new election amount.
  • You cannot use your Flex Spending Debit Card to spend down rollover money. You will have to submit receipts to American Fidelity to spend down rollover money.
  • You have up to 90 days after Sept 30 to turn in any receipts from the previous calendar years. 

Can I make a change to my medical insurance in the middle of the year?

  • In general you cannot change your medical insurance mid year. In order to be eligible to change your medical insurance you must experience a Qualifying Life Event. (Example: getting married, having a baby, or a spouses open enrollment.) For a full list of Qualifying Life Events refer to this document: Qualifying_Event_Matrix.pdf
  • If you experience a Qualifying Life Event, you have 30 days from the date of the event to make changes to your medical insurance.

American Fidelity Insurance Products:

CREDITABLE and NON-CREDITABLE Prescription Drug Coverage And Medicare Information:

  • The links below have information about your current prescription drug coverage with Shawnee Heights USD 450 and about your options under Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. This information can help you decide whether or not you want to join a Medicare drug plan:



  • Paid Health Insurance
  • Salary Reduction Plan
  • Salary Credit for Previous Experience
  • Sick, Personal and Bereavement Leave
  • Workers Compensation
  • KPERS (Insurance, Disability, Retirement)
  • In­Service Programs and Professional Leave
  • Early Retirement Program
  • Paid Curriculum Committees
  • New Teacher Academy
  • Mentor Teacher Program