Midland Public Schools Benefit Handbook
Are you Benefit Eligible?
Please refer to MPS Insurance Administrative Guidelines for detailed information.
All classes of employees are eligible except the following:
Seasonal employees, or
Any class of employees which has been specifically excluded from this plan.
Date Coverage Is Effective
Coverage under the plan shall become effective with respect to an eligible employee and eligible dependents on the first day of the month following the first day of full time employment.
For the purpose of this plan, a participant's dependent is any person as defined in the “Eligible Classes of Dependents” section of the MPS Insurance Administrative Guidelines.
Enrollment Status Changes
For changes to enrollment, employees should call or email the Benefits Specialist, Kim Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform MPS of the change (birth, death, marriage, divorce, loss of dependent status, change in address or phone number, etc.). Appropriate insurance companies will then be notified by the Benefits Specialist. Changes must be made within 31 days of the date of the event.
Click here for more information about our Medical Plan, Health Savings Account, Vision, Dental, Life, AD&D, and LTD Insurances.
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
This account allows employees to set aside a portion of income before it is taxed to pay for dependent care expenses (see attached for eligible expenses). Please note that funds do not roll year to year, all funds must be used within the plan year.
Identity Theft Assistance
MPS employees have access to 2 different Identity Theft Assistance Programs.
https://www.messa.org/identity-credit-protection provided by MESSA
NIS Identity Theft Assistance provided by Madison National
Employee Assistance Program
EAP Employee Brochure
Midland Public School’s employee retirement plans are handled by the Office of Retirement Services in Lansing, MI. New hires need to make a retirement election within 75 days of their first paycheck. Log on to miAccount with the Member ID you receive from the Office of Retirement Services (ORS) to view your retirement election and years of service. There is a retirement calculator as well as the form to apply for retirement available at this website. If you have lost or forgotten your Member ID or password you can request the information at the website. The ORS employee services number is 1-800-381-5111 or you can use the miAccount Message Board. If you are within 5 years of retirement and would like to attend an on-demand online retirement workshop please click here.
If you are enrolled in the Pension Plus, Pension Plus 2, or the Defined Contribution retirement plan you will have an account with Voya to manage your 401k and/or 457 accounts. You can review and make changes to your account by logging in to stateofmi.voya.com. There are educational programs, such as webinars and 1 on 1 appointments, available at this link: www.stateofmiplanseducation.com.
If you are a new hire and would like more information about the available retirement plans you can view an On-Demand Webinar at www.brainshark.com/Voya/MPSERSNEO
Additional Retirement Savings Options
Notice of Privacy Practices
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can obtain access to this information. The Notice of Privacy Practices is made in compliance with the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information set forth by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, as amended.
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
If you have any questions regarding benefits and/or eligibility, please contact the Benefits Specialist, Kim Wood, at 989-923-5067 or email@example.com