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2021 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Preparing For Enrollment Starts Today!

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), with the combined efforts of your union, provides all full-time employees with the following benefits:

HEALTH INSURANCE
(Board-paid):

All benefits-eligible employees are offered at no cost Cigna SureFit, employee-only coverage, medical plan following a 90-calendar day waiting period. Coverage will be effective on the 91st day. You will be able to enroll in a plan of your choice during your New Hire enrollment. Employees and their eligible dependent(s) must be covered under the same healthcare plan.

NOTE: as a result of COVID19, this waiting period has been waived and your healthcare plan is effective as of date of hire.

LIFE INSURANCE
(Board-paid):

All full-time employees receive one time their annual base salary rounded up to the next $1,000 (Administrators and Confidential Exempt employees receive two times the annual base salary) following a 90-calendar day waiting period. Coverage will be effective on the 91st day. You may purchase additional (Optional) Life Insurance for you and/or your eligible dependent(s), which are on a guarantee basis as a new hire. These additional life insurance premiums are paid through payroll deductions.

NOTE: as a result of COVID19, this waiting period has been waived and your healthcare plan is effective as of date of hire.

STANDARD SHORT-TERM DISABILITY (STD)
(Board-paid):

Full-time benefits eligible employees are provided Standard Short-Term Disability (STD) coverage that pays 60% of your weekly earnings following a 90-calendar day waiting period. Coverage will be effective on the 91st day. If you did not elect to upgrade your STD plan at the time of hire, you will be subject to Evidence Of Insurability (EOI) when you decide to purchase an upgrade during the open enrollment period.

NOTE: as a result of COVID19, this waiting period has been waived and your healthcare plan is effective as of date of hire.

Your District email:

You will receive a system generated email to your District email 91-days after your date of hire prompting you to enroll online. The email provides you with your enrollment deadline.

Before you enroll:

  • Evaluate the plan offerings to determine which benefits best meet your needs.
  • Verify provider(s) participation. Remember to always verify provider participation prior to scheduling an appointment or receiving services.

Enrollment at a Glance:

Log on to the employee portal through dadeschools.net and click on the SAP icon.

  • Click on the Employee Self Service tab
  • Click on the Benefits link
  • Under Life Events, click on the New Hire Enrollment

Should you have any questions or need assistance with your enrollment, please contact the New Hire Specialist at 305-995-7183, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Board paid life insurance:

Board paid life insurance is one of the most valuable benefits provided to you by Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). This benefit enables you to plan for the future and provide security for your family.

You can increase your Board paid life insurance amount by purchasing additional coverage and/or you can apply for dependent life insurance. For further information on how to enroll in these additional benefits please call our on-site MetLife representative at 305-995-7029. 

It is critical to keep your beneficiary information updated at all times to ensure the most up-to-date information is available at the time that is needed. Please click on the Learn More link below for step-by-step instructions on how to update your beneficiary designation.

Dependent Verification:

  • If you enroll a dependent in your benefits, you must submit proof of eligibility documentation (i.e., marriage certificate for spouse, birth certificate for natural children) for each covered dependent.
  • Dependent Social Security Numbers are required during the enrollment process.
  • Failure to submit this required documentation will result in termination of your dependent coverage.

Please click on the link below for dependent eligibility requirements.

Declination of Healthcare Coverage:

If you have other group or state-funded healthcare coverage, you can decline healthcare coverage through the School District (opt-out) by completing your online enrollment or enrollment form and selecting the opt-out option. In addition to electing to opt-out through the enrollment process, you must complete the Declination of Healthcare Coverage Affidavit and submit it with proof of other group or state-funded healthcare to the Office of Risk and Benefits Management.  

Please click on the Learn More link below for the Declination of Healthcare Coverage Affidavit.

Review and update personal information as needed:

Your current mailing address and phone number are relevant information to ensure you receive important information, such as:

  • your insurance card(s)
  • statements
  • benefits updates
  • refunds, when applicable.

It is your responsibility to ensure that M-DCPS has your most current personal information. Please click the Learn More link below for a step-by-step instructions on how to update your personal information.

Online Enrollment

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To-do List

Don’t know where to start? Use this list to prepare for enrollment.

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Before You Enroll

This section will provide you with enrollment assistance information  and computer settings to print your confirmation statement once you’ve completed your enrollment.

How to Enroll

This section will provide you with step by step instructions on how to enroll in your employee benefits.

Change In Status

Need help with a life event that can effect your benefits such as marriage, adoption or moving.

Tools & Resources

The tools and resources that will help you get the most out of your benefits.

Notices & Forms

Review your plan document, notices or download the forms you need.

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Office of Risk and Benefits Management
1501 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 335
Miami, Florida 33132
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
www.dadeschools.net
305-995-7129

FBMC Service Center
Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
1-855-MDC-PS4U (1-855-632-7748)