Benefits and Retirement

Click here for: NEW HIRE BENEFITS PRESENTATION

2020 New Hire Benefits Presentation


Click here for:  PPS CDHPs and HSAs_Training
Click here:  More Information About Health Savings Accounts (FAQs)
Click here:  Five Advantages of Health Savings Accounts

Click here for 2020 Benefits Details

OPTIMA HEALTH
PPS offers medical insurance through 
Optima Health
Click here to visit Optima's Website for detailed PPS health and dental information.
Click here to view, "USI Presentation - Optima's Value Added Resources"

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
Click here for EAP's Website -- Username is "PPS"
If you have questions about Optima's EAP Website, or other Optima EAP services, 
contact 757-363-6777, or 1-800-899-8174 (toll-free).
Click here for EAP Flyer

DELTA DENTAL OF VIRGINIA
Portsmouth Public Schools offers dental insurance through Delta Dental of Virginia.
Click here for Delta Dental Website                                  
Click here for PPS Optima and Delta Dental Website

VIRGINIA RETIREMENT SYSTEM
All full-time employees are automatically enrolled in the VRS.  Fo
r specific information regarding plans, forms, member profiles, retirement calculators, and much more, please visit the VRS Website.  
Click here for Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Website 

Portsmouth School Board pays 100% of the premium of the employee group life insurance. 
 The cost of coverage in excess of $50,000 is taxable to the employee.  
Click here to visit Minnesota Life - Employee Group Life Insurance

Optional life insurance is available for self, spouse and children.
Employee pays the full premium for optional life insurance.
Click here for Optional Life Insurance (Website-Minnesota Life)

VALIC Website Link:  Click Here
VALIC Contact:  Tim Hewitt, Financial Advisor
110 Kingsley Lane, Suite 414, Norfolk, VA  23505
Office:  804-897-5042  Cell:  757-650-1319  Fax:  844-663-5224
Email:  Tim.Hewitt@valic.com
Click for VALIC 403b & 457b Plan Highlights (includes how to enroll online)
Click for VALIC Retirement Manager (Video)
Click for VALIC Retirement Manager-Quick Reference Guide

PPS also provides:
• Sick Leave (earned on a monthly basis)
• Personal Leave
• Professional Leave
• Qualified employees receive a monetary contribution to offset the cost of health insurance
  in retirement until they become eligible for Medicare.


LEGAL RESOURCES
Click here for the Legal Resources Website
Click here for
Important Information and Links

WORKERS' COMPENSATION


Click to view presentation  "For Employees: What to do when an illness/accident occurs"
First Injury Report:  Employees to contact Company Nurse - Telephone:  1-888-770-0925
(For instructions, see the presentation, "What to do when an illness/accident occurs")
Click here for Medical Panel & Medical Treatment Form
Click here for Temporary Prescription I.D. Card

Contact Person:  Ms. Crystal Satchell, Compliance Officer
Portsmouth Public Schools, Human Resources Dept 
801 Crawford Street, 3rd Fl, Portsmouth, VA 23704 
email:  crystal.satchell@portsk12.com 
Ph:  757-393-8701  ext 14167 • 
Fax:  757-393-5238 

BENEFITS AND RETIREMENT STAFF
Sharon Plummer, Benefits Supervisor
Ph:  757-393-8488 ext 14148 • Fax: 757-393-8017
email:  sharon.plummer@portsk12.com

Anita Bishop, Administrative Support Technician
Ph:  757-393-8488 ext 14155 • Fax: 757-393-5276
email:  anita.bishop@portsk12.com
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