Benefits

VPS benefits

Most Vancouver Public Schools employees have a comprehensive pay package. It is personally unique, depending on the individual situation.

Base pay is determined by skills, talents, experience and job performance.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Full-time and part-time employees may participate in Vancouver Public Schools benefits, with eligibility for most benefits beginning shortly after hire.

Retirement made easy via the state of Washington Department of Retirement Systems and through payroll deduction and Vancouver Public Schools’ matching contribution.

FAQs

The employee benefits office will coordinate your enrollment.
You will need to call the appropriate insurance company. Be sure to have your health care ID number available.

Premera Blue Cross
800-932-9221
P.O. Box 91059
Seattle, WA 98111-9159
Group #8000246

Kaiser Permanente
800-813-2000
500 NE Multnomah St., Ste. 100
Portland, OR 97232-2099
Group #1960-001

Guardian
Group #429039
Vision and audio claims
800-541-7846
P.O. Box 8007
Appleton, WI 54912

Dental claims
800-541-7846
P.O. Box 2459
Spokane, WA 99210-2459

Kaiser Permanente
800-813-2000
500 NE Multnomah St., Ste. 100
Portland, OR 97232-2099
Group #1960-001

Solutions Employee Assistance Program, LLC
360-696-5092

Worker’s Comp Sedgwick
800-906-3147

Guardian administers the dental, vision and audio package.
Billing information is listed on your Guardian ID card. If you prefer, claim forms are available in the HR office or on the district portal under the HR tab. In most cases, the provider will process your claim for you.
Children can be covered until the end of the month in which they turn 26.
You will need to stop by the employee benefits office to complete the appropriate forms.
Yes. COBRA information is available from the employee benefits office and will be sent to the dependent after the employee removes him/her from the plan.
Yes, the a Flexible Spending Medical Account and Dependent Care Assistance Plan are available every year. Open enrollment for the plans is generally held in November for an effective date of Jan. 1. The plans are administered by American Fidelity. To download claim forms, go to the American Fidelity website.
Standard Insurance Company administers short-term and long-term disability claims.
You may email the employee benefits office at hrbenefits@vansd.org or call 360-313-1083.
Open enrollment begins in early September and closes around the first week of October. During open enrollment, you may switch medical plans, add dependents and spouses and add or drop plans in your benefit package.
Yes. You have 60 days from the date of birth to add a newborn and 30 days to add new family members in the event of marriage. You will need to stop by the employee benefits office to fill out the appropriate forms.
Yes. There are additional life insurance plans, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability insurance, long-term care, accident and cancer plans you can add during open enrollment. These plans are voluntary and have additional costs.
The employee benefits office can assist you. Please email hrbenefits@vansd.org or call 360-313-1083 for an appointment.