Benefits Overview

  • Columbia Heights Public Schools offers an extensive and affordable benefit package for eligible staff. Below is a summary of some of the many benefits the District has to offer. Current employees refer to HeightsNET for more specific benefits information.



    Employee Cost / Month

    Medical Insurance

    • Three high-deductible plans with District-funded VEBA
    • Includes routine eye exams





    Three plans:

    • VEBA 834 1200/2400
    • VEBA 835 1850/3700,
    • Minimum Value Plan



    $1200 Single: $84.50
    $2400 Family: $298.50

    $1850 Single: $39.00
    $3700 Family: $176.50

    Min Val Single: $0
    Min Val Family: $0


    • 100% funded by the district
    • Auto-enrolled when you select a High-Deductible plan
     Healthcare savings account


    Employer Contribution per Year

    1200 or 1850 plan - Single: $1,200
    2400 or 3700 plan – Family: $2,400
    MVP Single: $2,904
    MVP Family: $6,090

    Dental Insurance

    • $1500 Max per person/year,
    • $50 deductible per person/year


    Delta Dental PPO & Delta Dental Premier Networks with limited Ortho coverage

    Employee Only: $21.00

    Employee + Family: $63.50

    Vision Insurance

    • High Plan: VSP Choice Network & Affiliates
    • Low Plan: EyeMed Discount Program

    Ameritas High (exam and materials) and Low Plans (materials only)

    Reimbursement Accounts

    Flexible Spending (FSA), Dependent Care (DCAP), and VEBA; all with Further debit card to use for eligible expenses

    Disability Insurance

    LTD through Madison National Life: 66-2/3% benefit; 60 Day Elimination Period

    Life Insurance

    Basic, AD&D, Supplemental, and Dependent Life Coverage through Madison National Life Insurance Company

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Short-term counseling and referral services. 


    Advice & consultation, family matters, document prep, auto, IRS audit legal services, representation and more.


    Monthly monitoring of identity, counsel when needed.

    Voluntary Retirement Programs

    403(b), Roth 403(b), & 457 Deferred Compensation.  Please refer to your Employment Agreement or Contract for participation & match eligibility.