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.
Employees that are half-time (.50 FTE) or more may elect for health insurance coverage in one of the plans listed below upon hire or during open enrollment in June. Click on the plan links to access health summary documents. Individuals who previously waived health insurance coverage with MSBSD will be required to pay an additional 10% premium. Current health insurance premium rates are included in the new hire documents that have been emailed to you through Adobe Sign. Please contact the Payroll Department if you have any questions about health insurance eligibility, plans, or premiums. The attached document provides information on selecting the right health insurance plan for you.
Cigna Life Enrollment/Change Request
As an MSEA employee with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, you will automatically be enrolled in a $15,000 life insurance policy through Cigna at no cost to you. Additionally, for a fee of $1.28 per pay period, you have the option to enroll in an additional $15,000 worth of coverage. You also have the option to enroll to elect for additional coverage in multiples of your salary. This may require additional paperwork. The life insurance enrollment paperwork will be provided to you during your fingerprint and badge appointment.
PERS Plan Comparison Chart
Employees who work at least 30 hours per week are part of PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Depending upon the year that you entered the PERS system, your plan contributions and benefits will be different. On this chart, you can see the type of deductions and benefits provided to you according to the tier you are in. All non-certificated employees also contribute to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity plan and further information can be found here.
Additional Information Needed
Highly Qualified Positions
If you are being hired for a position that requires you to be highly qualified, an additional form will be emailed to you via Adobe Sign. When completing the form you will be required to upload a copy of either your official college transcripts demonstrating the completion of 48 semester hours of college coursework or an Associates degree, or passing scores on the Parapro Assesment Exam.
Physical Examination Form
All Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District employees are required to get a physical within thirty (30) days of hire. This is a two-page form and you will need to ensure that you and your doctor have completed all questions and have signed where necessary. Information on reimbursements for physicals is included on the form. When requesting a reimbursement, please include/make note of the following:
- If you are covered under any health insurance, please submit your bill to your health insurer before requesting a reimbursement
- Include a copy of the bill for your doctor visit
- Include a paid receipt
Please Note: For new hires, your insurance will be effective starting the first work day of the month following your first day worked. You may wait until your insurance starts before getting your physical as annual exams are covered under our insurance.
For more information please contact: Kimbrlee Richardson at (907) 746-9250