• Welcome to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District! We are excited that you have decided to join our team and hope to make your employment experience with us a very positive one. The information listed below will assist you with completing your new hire documents as well as provide guidance on what additional information Human Resources will need to receive from you once your paperwork is complete.


  • Premera



    CEA employees who work a minimum of half-time (0.50 FTE) may elect health insurance coverage in one of the plans listed below upon hire or during open enrollment in the Spring. Contact the Payroll Department if you have any questions about health insurance eligibility, plans, or premiums.  


      Health Savings Account

      • Employees who participate in a qualified HDHP and do not have other coverage are generally eligible to contribute to an HSA. 

        An HSA allows you to set aside money pre-tax to help pay for eligible medical expenses. Your contributions can build year over year and any interest you earn will grow tax free.   

        According to the IRS, to be eligible to contribute to an HSA you must meet the following requirements:

        • You are covered under a qualified high deductible health plan
        • Are not covered by another non-HSA eligible health plan 
        • Are not enrolled in Medicare or Tricare
        • Are not being claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return

        The IRS sets annual contribution limits for each calendar year.

        2024 Calendar Year HSA Contribution Limits:

        Self-only HDHP coverage: $4,150

        Family HDHP coverage: $8,300

        Individuals 55 and over may contribute an extra $1,000 for catch-up contributions. 

        Find out more HERE 

        To enroll in an HSA, visit the American Fidelity enrollment site HERE



      Tax Sheltered Annuity/OMNI

      • Omni



        All employees are eligible to make their own contributions to a 403(b) or 457(b) account.  

        The OMNI Group is the 403(b) and 457(b) benefit administrator for the District. OMNI is an independent third-party administrator dedicated to ensuring that the district, its employee participants, and each of our investment providers and their agents adhere to the many compliance regulations issued by the IRS.  You may contact OMNI by visiting their website www.omni403b.com or by phone at 1-877-544-OMNI. To submit a Salary Reduction Agreement with Omni, you can view the Omni TSA Contribution procedures to begin pre-tax or after-tax payroll deductions into a 403(b) or 457(b). 

        If you have any questions or need additional support, please contact the Payroll Department at Payroll@matsuk12.us or (907) 761-4025.

        403(b) Plan Details

        457(b) Plan Details

        Maximum Allowable Contribution (MAC) Limits for 2024

        Universal Availability Notice


      American Fidelity

      • AF



        American Fidelity provides the voluntary supplemental benefits listed below for MSBSD employees during open enrollment. New hires have 30 days to enroll in supplemental benefits with American Fidelity from their date of hire. 

        • Health Savings Accounts (for employees enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan and who meet IRS guidelines)
        • Flexible Spending Accounts (for employees enrolled in a non-High Deductible Health Plan)    
        • Disability Income Insurance
        • Cancer Insurance
        • Accident Insurance
        • Life Insurance
        • Critical Illness Insurance
        • 403(b)/457(b) Annuities

        For more information, contact:

        Alaska/Washington Branch Office 1-866-576-0201



      New York Life


          Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)

          Alaska Supplemental Annuity (SBS)

          Recommended Follow-Up Tasks

            • After the first payroll has processed, log in to the Empower website at akdrb.com to complete a beneficiary form for each account you have with Empower, including the State of Alaska PERS, TRS, and SBS
            • Learn more about your benefits by scheduling an appointment with a Retirement Benefit Counselor AK DRB Appointments or by calling (800) 821-2251.
            • Learn more about your investments and the tools to help you manage your funds by scheduling an appointment with an Empower Retirement Plan Advisor by calling (800) 232-0859 or by email.
            • To stay on track for retirement, make an appointment with an Empower representative annually and when you experience any major life event, such as marriage, divorce, birth, loss of spouse, job promotion, or inheritance.

          Contact Information

          • MSBSD Payroll and Benefits Specialist: Bonnie Friesen or call 907-761-4057

            For PERS Tiers I, II, and III

            • State of Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits: Website, Phone: 800-821-2251  

            For PERS Tier IV, and SBS


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          Last Modified on May 24, 2024