Kaiser waiving out of pocket expenses for COVID-19
As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, Kaiser Permanente is here to help. Kaiser has been waiving all member out-of-pocket costs related to in-network COVID-19 treatment since April 1. This policy is being extended through the end of the year and they will continue to waive the member out-of-pocket costs for treatment delivered by Kaiser Permanente providers.
Kaiser Permanente is waiving these costs because they 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 the cost of care doesn’t prevent Kaiser members from getting the treatment they need. Members should be focusing on getting well — not worrying about how to pay for their care.
Please continue taking steps to help protect everyone and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Together, we can all work to keep our communities healthy and strong.
Kaiser is 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.
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/
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
View the monthly premium rates effective July 1, 2020.
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.
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.
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