Health and Welfare Benefits:
Employees working 50% or more in full time assignments are eligible for the following benefits listed below.
For more information and cost of benefits visit the Risk Management Website
Medical benefits provide coverage for employees and their eligible dependents. There are three medical plan options:
- Kaiser Permanente HMO
- Blue Shield HMO
- Blue Shield PPO
Regular dental care is important to overall health and well being. There are two dental plan options:
- Delta Premier Plus PPO
- Delta Care of California (PMI)
Medical Eye Services, Inc. provides comprehensive vision care benefits for employees only. This plan provides one exam every 12 months, 2 pairs of lenses in any 24 consecutive months, and 2 standard frames in any 24 consecutive months (or 2 pairs of contact lenses in 24 consecutive months).
To help provide eligible active employees with financial protection, the District provides employees with Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance coverage.
The District provides a program through Employee Assistance Service for Education to assist employees with personal and work/life issues. (800) 882-1341
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
The District gives you access to Two Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) - a Health Care FSA and a Dependent Care FSA. These accounts let you pay for certain expenses using pretax contributions - that means less of your paycheck goes to taxes and you take home more money! The FSAs are administered by WageWorks.
Time Off Benefits:
Employees earn vacation allowance at an initial rate of .055 for each hour worked excluding overtime (14 days a year for full-time 12 month employees) and receive increases after 5, 10, and 15 years of service (21 days a year after 15 years for full-time 12 month employees). Management employees earn vacation at the rate of .081 for each hour worked for a total of 21 days a year for full-time 12 month employees. Employees working less than 12 months earn vacation at a proportionate allowance.
Full-time 12 month employees receive 13 paid holidays per year. Employees working less than 12 months receive 11 or 12 paid holidays per year depending on assignment.
Sick / Personal Leave
Employees earn sick leave at a rate of .051 for each hour worked excluding overtime (13 days per year for full-time 12 month employees). Employees working in positions less than 12 months earn sick leave at a proportionate allowance. Employees of other California school districts who have accrued sick leave may transfer it to LBUSD in accordance with the California Education Code.
Retirement and Savings Benefits:
Eligible employees are enrolled in Social Security and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and contribute 7% of salary on a pretax basis. Retirement benefits are calculated using a member's years of service credit, age at retirement, and final compensation. Visit CalPers website for more information.
Part-time and seasonal employees are enrolled in the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) which requires a 7.5% withholding.
These deferred compensation plans provide employees a means to save for their future. Eligible employees may contribute money, up to stated limits, on a pretax basis. Earnings on the funds are not income taxable until they are taken out of the plan. Visit the Risk Management website for more information.