Benefits

Open Enrollment is October 1-15 for the following plan year starting January 1. View the Open Enrollment website for more detailed information.

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The following is a summary of available benefits and is not intended to be all inclusive. Additional insurance details are provided in the Benefits Enrollment Information Booklet and the Newport News Public Schools Policy and Procedures Manual. Benefits are subject to change as deemed necessary by the School Board.

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Short Term Disability
  • VRS Retirement
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Employee Assistance
  • Wellness Program
  • 403(B) Lincoln Financial
  • Legal Resources
  • Tuition Assistance

Eligibility: Full-time and part-time contracted employees are eligible the first of the month after receiving first paycheck.

Who pays? NNPS/Employee

Benefit highlights: Coverage is available for employees and dependents.

More information on Health & Dental Insurance

Privacy Policy and Procedures: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Eligibility: Full-time and part-time contracted employees are eligible the first of the month after receiving first paycheck.

Who pays? Employee

Benefit highlights: Two plans available, Signature and Choice.

More information on Vision Insurance

Eligibility: Full-time and part-time contracted employees are eligible upon employment.

Who pays? NNPS

Benefit highlights: Amount of coverage determined by employee's salary.

More information on Life Insurance

Eligibility: Full-time and part-time contracted employees are eligible on October 1 of each school year or the first of the month following the first paycheck if hired after Oct. 1.

Who pays? Employee

Benefit highlights: Option to pay non-covered health care expenses, co-pays and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Eligibility: Full-time 12-month employees are eligible after 6 months of full-time, consecutive employment.

Who pays? NNPS

Vacation time accumulation:

  • 0-5 years - 1 day per month
  • 6-10 years - 1.25 days per month
  • 11+ years - 1.5 days per month

Eligibility: Full-time and part-time contracted employees; half available upon employment (prorated if hired late) and the remaining balance in February.

Who pays? NNPS

Sick time accumulation:

  • 10-month employees: 12 sick days (3 personal)
  • 11-month employees: 13 sick days (4 personal)
  • 12-month employees: 15 sick days (5 personal)

Eligibility:

  • Hired before 7/1/2010: All instructional and administrative contracted employees working greater than or equal to 60% full-time equivalency are eligible the first of the month after receiving first paycheck.
  • Hired after 7/1/2010: Instructional and administrative contracted employees working greater than or equal to 80% full-time equivalency are eligible the first of the month after receiving first paycheck.

Who pays? NNPS

Benefit highlights: The amount of sick leave accrued prior to the beginning of disability determines the monetary amount of disability paid to employee.

Eligibility:

  • Hired before 7/1/2010: All contracted employees working greater than or equal to 100% full-time equivalency are eligible upon employment.
  • Hired after 7/1/2010: All contracted employees working 100% full-time equivalency are eligible upon employment.

Who pays?

  • Plan 1: NNPS
  • Plan 2: Employee

Benefit highlights: Retirement benefits vested after 5 years of service credit have been earned.

More information on Retirement

Teachers who are contemplating retirement, please visit the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) website.

Eligibility: All employees are eligible upon employment.

Who pays? NNPS

Benefit highlights: Hospital, physician care and compensation for job-incurred accident or illness as governed by law.

Worker's Compensation Forms Packet with Safety Evaluation

Eligibility: Full-time and part-time contracted employees are eligible upon employment.

Who pays? NNPS

Benefit highlights: Confidential counseling and work life services through Optima EAP. Call (757)363-6777 or (800)899-8174 or go to www.optimaeap.com for professional assistance.

NNPS Employee Assistance Sharepoint (log-in required)

Eligibility: Full-time and part-time contracted employees are eligible upon employment.

Who pays? Employee

Benefit highlights: Discounted corporate membership at OneLife Fitness and Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center.

NNPS Wellness Program

Eligibility: All employees are eligible upon employment.

Who pays? Employee

Benefit highlights:

Eligibility: All full and part-time contracted employees are eligible upon employment.

Who pays? Employee

Benefit highlights: For a nominal fee paid directly to Legal Resources you can protect you and your family from the high cost of legal fees for everyday life events. View our Legal Resources Enrollment Information or contact Legal Resources member services department at (757)498-1220 or info@legalresources.com.

Please contact (757)881-5461 x.12220 for more information about tuition assistance.