Employee Benefits

Insurance Benefits

OSSU provides a wide range of benefits to suit different needs.  This site provides general information on all the benefits offered to employees.

Please refer to the applicable master agreements or employment contract for specific eligibility information.  If the information found on this site conflicts with the master agreement/employment contract, the master agreement/employment contract shall take precedence.

The information found below is not meant as a guarantee of coverage.  In the event the information on this site conflicts with the plan document or subscriber certificate, the plan document or subscriber certificate shall take precedence.

Benefit Summary

  • Medical Insurance – Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union (OSSU) offers health insurance to eligible employees. The plan is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) through the Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI).  
  • Dental Insurance – OSSU offers group dental insurance through Northeast Delta Dental.
  • Life and Accidental Death & DIsmemberment Insurance – OSSU provides term Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefits to eligible employees through Boston Mutual.   
  • Tuition Reimbursement – OSSU provides tuition/professional development reimbursement to eligible employees consistent with the terms of the applicable master agreement and/or individual employment contract.   Professional development funds available are based on the UVM in-state fall tuition rates.
  • Leaves – OSSU provides different types of paid leaves for eligible employees.   For eligibility information, and a list of the paid leaves and definitions, please refer to the applicable master agreement and/or individual employment contract.

Insurance Eligibility & Coverage

Employees should refer to their applicable master agreement or employment contract for specific eligibility information.  If the information found on this site conflicts with the master agreement/employment contract, the master agreement/employment contract shall take precedence. In addition to master agreement/contract requirements, eligibility for insurance coverage is also subject to carrier limitations.  

The Vermont Department of Labor requires us to request a completed Declaration of Health Care Coverage form annually from all employees who are not enrolled in our group health plan.  These completed forms must be maintained on file for a minimum of three years.   Forms must be completed and submitted annually by October 1 to Human Resources.

Employee Assistance Program

This section is incomplete. Please contact HR for the most up to date information.​

Retirement

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Tax Sheltered Annuities - 403b

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