Benefits News and Updates

Open Enrollment starts Monday May 8, 2023

Open enrollment will begin on Monday May 8, 2023 and will close on Monday June 5, 2023. After June 5, 2023 you will not be allowed to make other changes until May 2024 unless you have a qualifying event. For more information on Open Enrollment visit our Open Enrollment page

Aurora Public Schools Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan - Annual Universal Availability Notice

Please view the APS Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan Universal Availability Notice. For more information on our retirement plans, please visit the APS Retirement page at:

Benefits end date for employees leaving the district
For employees leaving the district benefits will end on the last day of the month in which you terminate employment (i.e. your last day worked). View the full notice on how this may effect you and who to contact with further questions.

New Hire Enrollment

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New hires have 30 calendar days from their start date (the start date being the first day on the job) to enroll in benefits. Click here for help on enrolling in benefits through Oracle Cloud

Contributions and Rates

View the monthly premium rates effective July 1, 2023.

APS contributes $634.16 for medical insurance and $23.01 for dental insurance each month toward the cost of the premium for licensed employees and full-time (six (6) hours per day or more) classified employees. Medical insurance premiums for classified employees working fewer than six (6) hours, but at least 4 hours, will be pro-rated.

Employees who enroll in a medical plan with a monthly premium that is less than the employer contribution of $634.16 per month may use the additional dollars to offset the cost of dental coverage or vision coverage. For those who choose a high deductible plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA), the remaining employer contribution may be applied to the HSA.

All medical and/or dental premiums paid by employees will be deducted monthly on a a pre-tax basis unless otherwise selected during enrollment.

Visit our other benefits pages for more information on Medical, Dental and Vision

Medicare 101

Presenting Medicare 101 and the Kaiser Permanente Medicare health plan. Click here to get more information including who can join Medicare, Part A vs Part B, coverage options and more.

Medicare Part D- prescription drug coverage is an optional benefit offered to everyone who has Medicare. Find out here how you can get prescription drug coverage and make the right choice for you