2021 Employee Benefits

South Washington County Schools offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as long-term disability, flexible spending, retirement/pension, and an employee assistance program.

Whether you are a current district employee, or interested in working for the district, check out our benefits overview video, or expand the specific sections below for additional information on our offerings.

Coverage for benefits begins Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021. 

See 2021 SoWashCo Benefits Booklet
See 2021 SoWashCo Open Enrollment Booklet (Mailed to all eligible employees)

*NOTE: You can see what you are currently paying in premiums on your paycheck by logging into Employee Access (ERMA)

Health Partners Plans Available Delta Dental Available Plans EyeMed Available PlansEmployee Insurance Premiums

Understand Your Plan

To learn more about your benefit options, please watch this video. If you still have questions, please contact your benefits specialist.  


Qualifying Life Events to Update Your Benefits

You may make changes to your health and/or dental insurance, outside of an open enrollment period, if you experience a life event AND you complete a change or enrollment form within 30 days of the life event. Examples of IRS qualifying life events include:

Thinking About Retiring in 2021?

If you are thinking about retiring in 2021, it is important that you are enrolled in the medical plan that you want to continue after retirement. Retirement is not a family status change that allows you to change coverage mid-year. Under Minnesota statute, as a retiree of a public entity, you are allowed coverage beyond the 18-month COBRA continuation law until you are Medicare eligible at the age of 65. You can only continue coverage for your dependents that were covered on the day before your employment ended. If you are covering your dependent spouse on your plan at retirement, they are allowed to continue on the plan until they reach age 65.

Click here to learn more about retiring from SoWashCo Schools.