Benefits Overview

Updated on Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:10pm

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to providing an environment that promotes a healthy employee population able to serve our students at the highest level. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457 plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date).

Legally Required Notices explaining employee's rights and responsiblities under various laws.

PERA is the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado. All district employees are PERA members as this replaces Social Security or OASDI.   

Benefit Eligible Employees 

  • Administrative Employees: Eligible if working 20 hours or more in a week.

  • Educators/Certified Employees: All are eligible regardless of hours worked per week. Rates and accruals are adjusted based on FTE.

  • Classified Employees: Eligible if working 20 hours or more in a week, not in a seasonal position.

  • Nutritional Services Employees: Eligible if working 25 hours or more in a week, not in a seasonal position. 

Effective Date of Benefits

Insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following eligibility. The election process must be completed within 30 days from the date of hire or benefit eligibility date. If not completed within 30 days of the event, all coverage will be waived and may not be changed unless an IRS qualifying event occurs or during an open enrollment period. 

Available Benefits Options

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Health/Medical Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 403(b), 457 and 401(k) Retirement Plans

Additional Information

2018 Benefits Booklet

2018 Benefits Presentation

2018 Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

Paid Time Off

Paid time off is available to benefit eligible employees and is accrued based on classification and hours worked.

Disability Plans 

Disability plans are available to benefit eligible employees. Sick leave bank is an optional plan for educator/certified and classified employees. Administrative employees are covered by standard short-term and long-term disability insurance. These disability plans provide continuation of salary during approved employee medical leaves of absence.

Enrollment for Benefit Eligible Employees

Benefit eligible employees will receive an email from the Benefits Team with instructions on how to enroll once eligible. The email will be sent to your Adams 12 district email account.

Benefits Team Information

Trace Polder                
Benefits Manager| pol023281@adams12.org | 720.972.4063

Michele Grey                  
Benefits Specialist | gre010805@adams12.org | 720.972.6282

Kim Tudor                  
Benefits Specialist | tud002671@adams12.org | 720.972.4081