The Department of Employee Benefits is responsible for administering insurance, benefit, and retirement programs for employees, retirees, and their eligible dependents. The insurance program includes life, medical, dental, vision, Hospital GAP, accident/hospital indemnity, cancer, and income protection/disability benefit plans. Other benefits provided include a medical second opinion service and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
The Employee Benefits Department also administers the district's FICA Alternative and Special Pay Retirement Plans. It monitors the supplemental retirement savings program, which offers employees 403(b) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Accounts as well as ROTH product options. In addition, the department provides administration and support services for the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Pension and Investment Plans, as required on behalf of district employees/retirees.