News and Updates

New for 2021-22

Right Start 4 Kids- Delta Dental has included as part of each Delta Dental package a benefit called Right Start 4 Kids.  This plan covers children 100% up until their 13th birthday with no deductible up to the annual maximum, subject to limitations.  For further details look at our Dental page.

Pet Insurance- APS has partnered with ASPCA to offer pet insurance.  There are several customizable options to fit your needs.  Visit our additional benefits page for more information. 

Alerus Retirement and Benefits, formerly 24HourFlex

24HourFlex is now Alerus Retirement and Benefits.  Alerus will process the Medical Flex and Dependent Care Flex accounts (FSA).  This change will mean important upgrades to your account. 

  • Debit Card - The last day you may use your current 24HourFlex debit card is June 22, 2021.
  • Online Access - Beginning June 27, 2021, your 24HourFlex online access will change to view only, meaning you will not be able to submit any claims.
  • Mobile App – Alerus has a robust mobile app with the same convenient features as 24HourFlex.
  • Claims and Payments – Effective July 1, 2021, claims will be submitted through the new Online Access at AlerusRB.com.

Employees, who currently have a 24HourFlex FSA account(s), will receive a separate email from Alerus, regarding these changes and additional information.

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: https://hr.aurorak12.org/benefits/retirement/.  

Benefits end date for employees leaving the district
Starting July 1, 2019, your 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.

CompPsych Webinars

Financial Webinar Series Now Available On-Demand for APS Employees

In partnership with ComPsych, APS’ Employee Assistance Program (EAP) vendor, we recently hosted a series of Financial Wellness webinars.  We are happy to announce that these sessions are now available on-demand.  To access these webinars, simply click on the links provided, enter your name and email address, and click Register to gain instant access to these valuable seminars.

Guidance Resources Program Orientation for Employees

Course Overview:

This is a general session providing an overview of services provided by our EAP program.

Webinar Link:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3448714290178440208

The Five Pillars of Personal Finance

Course Overview:

The United Stated Department of the Treasury has proposed a set of financial core competencies that will be used to establish a clear understanding about what all adults should know regarding the basic concepts of financial literacy. The five core concept areas identified are:

  • Earning
  • Spending
  • Saving
  • Borrowing
  • Protecting against risk

This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical skills needed to competently address (or manage) their personal finances.

Webinar Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6857259709915180811

10 Strategies for Improving Your Finances

Course Overview:

The current economic climate brings both challenges and opportunities from a financial perspective. You may wonder during these challenging times: “What should I be most careful about” and “What should my family and I work toward?” The 10 financial tips discussed in this workshop will get you on the road to financial well-being during challenging times.

Webinar Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9181174292243079435

The Psychology Behind Saving Money and Other Good Financial Habits

Course Overview:

Most people can honestly say they believe it is important to spend within their means and to save money for the future. Unfortunately, good intentions are often at odds with how our mind works. For example, many people want to save for the future but have no motivation to because they have not imagined that future. This course addresses the psychology behind saving money and adopting good financial habits. It will examine recent research related to how and why people save vs. spend and identify strategies for participants to change their financial mindset and develop new habits.

Webinar Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3528202383796914704

New Hire Enrollment

As a new hire you have 30 calendar days from your start date (the start date being the first day on the the job) to enroll in benefits.  Step by step instructions are available with additional FAQs 

Contributions and Rates

View the monthly premium rates effective July 1, 2021.  

APS contributes $602.21.48 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 $602.21 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.   

MyAPSbenefits Instructions

Aurora Public Schools offers a variety of benefits options to meet the needs of their employees.    

Through MyAPSbenefits you will be able to shop for your benefits and complete your enrollment online.

  • Go to MyAPSbenefits.com (If you type the address in the browser; do NOT put http or www in the web address)
  • Username: APS + your employee id number
  • Password: Employee's capitalized first letter of their first name + lower case first letter of their last name + last 5 of SSN
  • Upon login, you will be prompted to change your password

If you have any technical questions, contact Technical Support at (888) APS-0704/(888) 277-0704 Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Central time.  

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

Benefits Summary