New hires and
new entrants into the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) may
choose from three options at initial enrollment:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement) Plans
* Gold Plan
* Silver Plan
* Bronze Plan
Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Georgia HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) Plan
Healthcare HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) Plan
United Healthcare HDHP (High Deductible
Health Plan) Plan
plan has various levels of coverage tiers based on the
dependents you choose to cover.
The Southeast Health District (through state funding)
contributes approximately 75% of the health insurance premium
while the employee contributes approximately 25% of the premium
through payroll deduction.
Flexible Benefits Package
Employees can select from two dental plans: Select and
Select Plus Options with Delta Dental.
coverage is available with two plan options, Select Plan or the
Select Plus Plan.
Health Care Spending
HCSA helps employees
save tax dollars on various health
related treatments not covered by health, dental, or vision insurance such as
Dependent (Child) Care Spending
The DCSA provides you with the opportunity to use tax-free dollars to pay
for the care of your children under age 13 or other IRS eligible
include dependents of any age (including elderly dependents such
as parents) who are unable to care for
themselves because of a physical or mental handicap
while you and your spouse work or go to school full time.
You may purchase life insurance protection for
yourself, your spouse, or your children with various levels of
a reminder: All employees hired before 1/1/09 participating in
the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) covered by the Old or New
Plan are automatically enrolled in the Group Term Life Insurance
(GTLI) at 18 times their monthly salary.)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
AD&D is inexpensive coverage for accidents which cause injury or
death. Various coverage levels are offered.
Short Term Disability
Works with other income benefits to replace 60% of your Benefit
Salary up to $1,000 per week. Two choices are available: 7-day
wait with maximum benefit coverage of 173 calendar days or
30-day wait with maximum benefit coverage of 150 calendar days.
Long Term Disability (LTD):
Works with other income benefits to replace 60% of your Benefit
Salary up to $5,000 per month. These benefits will begin after
you have been disabled for 180 calendar days and end when you
are no longer disabled or reach age 65. (Some exceptions may
|Employee Assistance Program
is available with two plan options - the Select Plan or the
Select Plus Plan. Provides legal assistance for important every
day legal services.
Helps you and your family cope with and recover from the
financial stress of surviving a covered critical illness or
condition. Plan also provides benefits for additional
occurrences, re-occurrences, and health screening benefits. If
employee coverage is selected, spouse coverage is
available. Children are automatically covered at
50% of employee
benefit amount at no additional cost. Select Plus Plan includes
coverage for certain covered accidental injuries.
Long Term Care
Refers to a wide range of personal care, health and social
services for people of all ages who suffer a chronic disease or
long-lasting disability. These services can be provided in a
nursing facility, adult day care center or at home, and can
involve some nursing care. Plan is offered to you, your spouse,
your parents or your parents-in-law. (Your payroll deduction
will be for your individual coverage only, others will be direct
Employee Credit Union (ECU)
Atlanta Postal Credit Union
provides the Southeast Health District staff
and their families with many benefits and membership privileges.
The Southeast Health District offers twelve (12) paid holidays
Employees accrue paid Annual Leave
(vacation) starting with 10 hours per month, increasing to 12
hours per month after 5 years and then 14 hours per month after
10 years. Leave begins accruing at 5 hours per pay period, for a
total of 10 hours per month.
Employees accrue paid Sick Leave at
a rate of 10 hours per month.
Leave accrues at 5 hours per pay
Employees with Sick Leave balances greater than 120 hours are
eligible to convert up to 24 hours into Personal Leave each
All employees are required to
participate in a retirement plan as a condition of employment
unless certain criteria are met.
Depending on your work status, the
following plans are available through the
Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia (ERS):
Georgia State Employees’ Pension and Savings Plan (GSEPS): Employees
hired on or after 01/01/09.
defined benefit where employees contribute 1.25%
Vested with 10 years of creditable service
Guaranteed annuity for vested members with a benefit factor
Eligible for Disability Retirement with 15 years of service
GSEPS 401(k) Savings Plan
Employer Match dollar for dollar on the first 1% of
contributions 2% thru 5%, match is 50% on the dollar
Only first 5% of contributions will be subject to employer
Total match will not exceed 3% of compensation
Employees may contribute more subject to plan maximums
Georgia Defined Contribution Plan (GDCP):
Temporary, seasonal, and part-time employees participate in
GDCP. You contribute 7.5% of your pay.
(Peach State Reserves - PSR)
The Southeast Health District offers a Deferred Compensation
Plan which allows you to invest a specific amount of your salary
on a pre-tax basis to assist in supplementing your retirement.
Two plans are available: 401(k) and 457.
Match available only for employees hired on or after 01/01/09
that fall under the Georgia State Employees’ Pension and Savings
Plan (GSEPS) retirement plan.
All Southeast Health District employees are covered by state
Workers’ Compensation laws, which may provide medical and income
benefits if you are injured on the job. Workers’ Compensation
also provides benefits to your dependents if you die as the
result of a job-related illness or injury.
Path2College 529 Plan
You may make contributions to this plan for a beneficiary, which
may include yourself, a family member or a friend, to use in
the future for educational expenses.
The Southeast Health District offers flexible work schedules to
All Southeast Health District employees are covered under an
employee liability insurance plan. This plan covers most
liabilities against an employee that results from the employee’s
performance of official duties.
All Southeast Health District employees are offered promotional
and employee discounts to various attractions.