Employee Benefits

Mesa County Valley School District is proud to offer a number of benefits for employees.
These include:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurances
  • District Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Sick Leave Bank
  • PERA Retirement
  • Optional Participation in Tax Sheltered Annuity 401(k) and 403(b) Programs
  • Short-term and Extended Leave of Absences
  • Community Partnership Discounts

For more information on our benefits or to access important documents, click here: SD51Benefit 
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Health Insurance
District 51 seeks to provide a quality and affordable health plan for all eligible employees and their families. Our self-insured medical plan(s) are administered by UMR. There are two plans available to eligible employees and their dependents. D51 covers the cost of premiums for employee-only coverage for eligible full-time employees.  Insurance coverage begins the first of the month following 30 consecutive days of employment.  Differences between the two plans are limited to the primary care providers and the primary care clinical services/programs affiliates with one plan versus the other.  All premiums, copays, deductibles, coinsurance, out-of-pocket maximums and prescriptions are the same for both plans.

Transparency in Coverage: D51 Machine-Readable Files created and published by United Healthcare, UMR and HealthSCOPE Benefits: transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com

NEW! 2023 D51 Benefit Guide (Effective 01/01/2023)
2022 D51 Benefit Guide (Effective 01/01/2022)
What are Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, and Out-of-Pocket Maximums? (video)
What is Coinsurance? (video)

Dental Insurance
District 51 offers eligible employees a very affordable dental plan which covers two exams in a twelve-month period. It also provides coverage for up to $1,500 of covered dental benefits in each calendar year for diagnostic, preventative, basic, and major services plus $1,500 lifetime orthodontic services.
www.deltadentalco.com | 1-800-233-0860

Vision Insurance
District 51 offers eligible employees a vision care insurance plan through Vision Service Plan (VSP). Vision Service Plans provides an eye exam, prescription glasses and frames, or contacts once every twelve months and costs less than $10 per month for an employee.
www.vsp.com | 1-800-877-7195

Magellan RX
Full-Service Pharmacy Benefit Manager; includes a mail service pharmacy for maintenance medications for long-term conditions like arthritis, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
www.magellanrx.com | 1-800-659-4112

District Paid Life Insurance
Group life insurance (MetLife) is provided to employees who work 20 or more hours per week at no cost to the employee. The values of the districts life insurance is double the employee's annual salary (four times the annual salary in the event of an accidental death, not to exceed $300,000).

Section 125 Flex and Voluntary Products
District 51 offers its eligible employees additional products and services provided including Accident, Critical Illness, Short-term disability, and Hospital Indemnity policies.
What is Accident? (video)
What is Critical Illness? (video)
What is Short-Term Disability? (video)
What is Hospital Indemnity? (video)

Flexible Spending Account & Dependent Care Assistance Plan (administered through Rocky Mountain Reserve)
Available with initial enrollment or at open enrollment.
What is FSA (Flexible Spending Account)? (video)
What is Dependent Care Assistance Account? (video)

Sick Leave Bank Program
District 51 offers eligible employees an opportunity to join an employee-administered sick leave bank.  Membership in the sick leave bank allows employees to apply for additional sick leave days in the event of severe illness, injury, impairment, or physical, or mental condition.

Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
District 51 provides an EAP program for employees and eligible household members through TRIAD.
www.triadeap.com| 970-242-9536 or 1-877-679-1100

Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)
The Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) provides retirement and other benefits to employees of the State of Colorado and school districts. For most members, PERA serves as a substitute for Social Security. PERA provides benefits to your when you retire or are disabled, or to family after death. In addition, PERA members may take advantage of voluntary programs offered by PERA such as life insurance, a 401(k) plan, and long term care insurance.

As an employee of a PERA-affiliated employer, you contribute to Colorado PERA instead of Social Security. Your contributions are tax-deferred until they are returned to your either through a refund or a monthly benefit. District 51 also contributes a percentage of its total payroll to PERA. These contributions are deposited with other employer contributions in a pooled pension trust fund. If you refund your account, you will receive a portion of these funds.
www.copera.org | 1-800-759-7372

Your PERA Benefits Employee Booklet
 Who is Colorado PERA? (video)

Helpful Resource Videos:
When Can I Make Changes to my Benefits?
What is Evidence of Insurability (EOI)?
What are Beneficiaries?

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