Finance > Benefits
are provided to full-time employees (those working at least
20 hours a week) of the Towns County School System.
changes to benefits can only be made outside of open
enrollment if a qualifying event occurs. Examples of a
qualifying event may include adoption, birth, death,
divorce, or marriage. Employees may also have a qualifying
event when their spouse’s employment changes and benefits
are offered that were not previously offered. If a
qualifying event occurs, required documentation must be
submitted within 30 days of the event.
Blue Shield of GA
Wellness Program Administrator
Express Scripts will administer
2017 Plan Options will be:
- BCBS HRA Gold
- BCBS HRA Silver
- BCBS HRA Bronze
- BCBS HMO
- UHC HMO
- UHC HDHP
Each covered family member will
receive their own ID card.
The tobacco surcharge of $80.00
will still be applied if you or any of your covered
dependents use tobacco.
The Towns County Board of
Education pays $25.00 monthly toward each employeeÕs health
For more detailed information
please visit www.dch.georgia.gov/shbp
Retirement System (TRS)- Eligible employees contribute
6.0% of their gross monthly salary to TRS. In addition, the
Towns County Board of Education contributes 16.81% of the
gross monthly salary to TRS.
School Employee Retirement System (PSERS)- The Towns
County Board of Education contributes $4.00 per month
September through May for eligible employees hired prior
July 1, 2012. After July 1, 2012 the contribution rate is
$10.00. (bus drivers,
school nutrition, maintenance, custodial employees)
6.2% of their gross monthly salary toward social security.
The Towns County Board of Education pays 6.2% of the gross
monthly salary of eligible employees.
1.45% of their gross monthly salary toward Medicare. This is
matched by the Towns County Board of Education.
Schools makes the following optional coverage available to
its full-time employees. The premiums for these plans are
the responsibility of the employee:
enrollment for optional coverage occurs annually beginning
April 22nd and ending May 22nd. Coverage selected during
open enrollment will take effect on July 1st of the same
All of the
following benefits are offered through
Long Term Care
Please select this link to access forms and
more information on these benefits, please contact
Jimmy Jackson at 1-800-450-3506, ext 6472 or by
Contact Information for Annuities:
- American Fidelity Assurance 800-662-1106
- Horace Mann Life Insurance 866-999-1945
- Lincoln National 800-454-6265
- The Variable Annuity Life Ins. Co