BENEFITS

 

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES currently offers the following fringe benefits to its full-time employees. Active employees can access the Employee Resource Handbook.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Aetna health insurance is offered to eligible employees through the Putnam/Northern Westchester Health Consortium.

 

Fringe benefits for employees covered by the United Staff Association (USA) collective bargaining agreement:

Dental, Vision, Life, and Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurances
These insurances are provided for members of the United Staff Association through the Welfare Fund.

 

Fringe benefits for employees in the BOCES Employees Classified Associations (BCEA), Administrators and Supervisory Association (ASA) and Off-Schedule staff:

 

Dental, Vision, and Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
These insurances are provided through Guardian Life Insurance Company.

Life Insurance
The third party administrator is Fitzharris and Company.

 

 

Fringe Benefits that apply to all employees:

 

Flexible Benefit Plan
A flexible benefits plan enables you to set aside pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical expenses, dependent care, and health insurance premiums.

Tax Sheltered Annuities - Plan 403(b)
403(b) is a section of the Internal Revenue Code, which permits a tax-sheltered retirement program for employees of public school systems and other non-profit organizations.

New York State Deferred Compensation - Plan 457
The NYS Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement savings plan which permits you to save for retirement without having your savings subject to current federal or NY State income tax.

New York State College Savings - Plan 529
The NYS College Savings Program is a state-sponsored tuition savings plan that allows you to save for college while gaining certain tax benefits.

Retirement
Civil Service employees have the opportunity to join the New York State Employees’ Retirement System. Information and forms can be accessed at www.osc.state.ny.us/retire/index.htm.
Certificated employees (e.g. teachers, teaching assistants) may belong to the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System. Information and forms can be accessed at www.nystrs.org.

Social Security
Information and forms for Social Security Administration (SSA) can be accessed at www.ssa.gov.

Discount Offers
Several discount offers are available to Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES employees.

Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program provides help to employees and their families as they deal with personal crises or confront challenges at work. The EAP’s confidential, professional services address a variety of concerns, including but not limited to marital problems, drug and alcohol abuse, financial, legal, eldercare, childcare, loss of a loved one, and work-related stress. Click here for a printable EAP brochure. You can call Educators EAP 24/7 at 800-666-5327 or you can visit their website at www.educatorseap.com.

Unemployment Insurance
Information regarding Unemployment Insurance can be accessed at www.dol.gov.

Workers' Compensation
You may access information from New York State at www.wcb.ny.gov.