Information for Local School Board Employees
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) funds the state paid benefits for the Local School Board Employees for Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Administrative Fees, Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) and the Administrative Fee for the Flexible Spending Accounts. KDE pays the state premiums for these benefits to the Department of Employee Insurance (DEI) on a monthly basis on behalf of the Local School Board Employees. KDE pays an administrative fee to DEI for the Health benefits and the Flexible Spending Accounts for DEI to administer these benefits. KDE is here to assist the local school boards and DEI with issues concerning the Health & Life Insurance Benefits as needed.
Health Insurance Benefits and Flexible Spending Accounts
The Department of Employee Insurance (DEI) is responsible for administering the Health Insurance Benefits and the Flexible Spending Accounts to local school board employees. Below is a link to the Kentucky Employees' Health Plan (KEHP) home page. Please direct all Health Insurance Benefit and Flexible Spending Account questions to DEI.
Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan (KEHP) homepage:
Below is a link to the website where the local school board Health Insurance Coordinators and Billing Liaisons can find all of their resources. The “KEHP Administration Manual” can be found under the "User Guides & Manuals" Administration Manual.https://personnel.ky.gov/Pages/ICs-and-HRGs.aspx
Life Insurance Benefits
The Kentucky Group Life Insurance (GLI) is responsible for administering the Life Insurance benefits for the local school board employees. Below is a link to KY Group Life Insurance home page. Please direct all Life Insurance questions to GLI.
Kentucky Group Life Insurance homepage:
Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010 and consists of sweeping changes to the US health care system. Some provisions have already been implemented, however, the major component for mandated health care will become effective January 1, 2015. This “play or pay” mandate requires large employers to offer full time employees the opportunity to enroll in employer-sponsored health plans or risk paying substantial penalties. KDE has formed a Work Group to assist districts and provide guidance necessary to begin preparations for these upcoming changes.
Below are some resources available to assist districts in understanding the requirements and implementation issues. Additional resources will be added as they become available.
Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan (KEHP) Responsibility Chart - a quick reference guide to actions required by ACA as an accompaniment to the FAQs2014 Reform FAQ Chart
KEHP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – general guidance regarding ACA requirements2014 Reform FAQs
Sample Notice Regarding Marketplace Options – sample document provided by KEHP Notice Marketplace
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