News and Updates

Kaiser waiving out of pocket expenses for COVID-19
As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we’re here to help you and your employees. Kaiser Permanente has been waiving all member out-of-pocket costs related to in-network COVID-19 treatment since April 1. We’re now extending this policy through the end of the year for all fully insured customers and will continue to waive the member out-of-pocket costs for treatment delivered by Kaiser Permanente providers. We’re also encouraging our self-funded customers to do the same.

We’re waiving these costs because we know that many more people will need treatment for COVID-19 in the months ahead — and because it’s the right thing to do. It’s more important than ever that we don’t allow the cost of care to prevent our members from getting the treatment they need. They should be focusing on getting well — not worrying about how to pay for their care.

Please continue taking steps to help protect your employees and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Together, we can work to keep our communities healthy and strong.

We’re here for you. For more information, visit kp.org/coronavirus.

New this year APS is partnering with Meru Health
APS is partnering with Meru Health, a digital provider who specializes in remote support for symptoms of stress, burnout, anxiety and even depression. Employees can access the program and talk to a licensed therapist via your smartphone. Note: participation is 100% confidential and no information is shared with APS.

You can learn more and sign up from this website: https://www.meruhealth.com/aps

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.

Chiropractic and Acupuncture
New for 2019-20! Kaiser is the offering chiropractic and acupuncture services.  
Chiropractic benefit covers evaluation and management, lab services and x-rays required for such services and manual manipulators
Acupuncture benefit, when clinically appropriate, covers neuromusculoskeletal pain due to an injury or an illness or allergies, asthma, nausea and/or vomiting
For more information visit the Additional Benefits portion of the website or call the Centers for Complementary Medicine at 1-844-800-0788 or visit kp.org/locations and search by keyword to schedule an appointment

DispatchHealth
Kaiser has contracted with DispatchHealth to offer urgent healthcare at home for members in the Denver/Boulder and Colorado Springs area.  For more information visit the Additional Benefits portion of the website or the DispatchHealth website at https://www.dispatchhealth.com/

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, 2019.  

APS contributes $560.48 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 $560.48 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.  

 

Benefits Summary