Regular employees, after completion of their probationary period, shall be eligible for the Health Care Reimbursement Program. Eligible employees shall receive a credit of $1300 in the approved program for eligible costs each January 1st. This program is administered by an approved third-party provider and shall conform to all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Probationary employees shall become eligible for this benefit upon successful completion of twelve (12) months of service. The benefit is pro-rated for new employees and is not retroactive. It takes effect with the next full pay period after passing probation. Employer contributions are $50 per pay period for the remaining periods in the calendar year after passing probation.
Promotional probationary employees are covered under paragraph (i) above.
Part-time employees hired after July 1, 2006, are eligible for a pro-rated portion of the benefit. For example, half-time employees will be eligible for $25 per pay period after successfully passing probation. Non-probationary, half-time employees are eligible for $650 on January 1st. Full-time employees who convert to a part-time schedule will also have this benefit pro-rated based on their average hourly work schedule.
Retired employees: This benefit extends into retirement for employees who were hired before July 1, 2006. This benefit does not extend to the spouse of a retired employee. Employees hired on or after July 1, 2006, will not be eligible for this benefit after separation from the district whether through retirement, voluntary separation, or any other means.