There are many benefits to working for Polk County Public Schools: competitive salaries, health insurance, employee health clinics, and the knowledge that you are making a difference in the lives of our children — just to name a few! The Risk Management & Employee Benefits department manages the insurance benefits for Polk County Public Schools, and is committed to securing the best value possible and meeting the needs of our employees. Here, we provide a quick glance at the many benefits that are available to PCPS employees.

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New Hire Insurance Benefits Information

Newly hired employees become eligible for insurance benefits the first of the month in which they reach 90 days of employment.

To learn more about employee health benefits, visit our Health and Wellness website.

  • The New Hire Enrollment Form can be returned completed by courier to the Employee Benefits Department, Route E.

If you choose to waive health coverage, and you do not want to elect any supplemental plan options offered, please mark the “Waive PCSB Health Plan” box and complete the Group Term Life Beneficiary section.

Polk County Public Schools is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package including board-funded employee health insurance and $20,000 Group Term Life including $10,000 AD&D coverage for the dedicated, hard-working employees that make daily contributions in the lives of students and fellow employees. The Risk Management and Employee Benefits Department continue to focus on Ongoing Well Living (OWL) for all employees and dependents! Our goal is to create WISE employee benefit consumers because Wise Individuals Stay Engaged!
The Risk Management and Employee Benefits Department are pleased to announce the PCPS Employee Health Clinics are available for all PCPS Employees to use from their date of hire regardless of health plan coverage and available to dependents (over the age of 2) once covered on the PCPS Health Plan.

Questions regarding benefits? Contact Risk Management 863-519-3858
Additional benefits information for current employees is available in the current Benefit Guide.

Transparency in Coverage

On 11/12/2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury published the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule (85 FR 72158-01). The first phase of the Transparency in Coverage Rule requires group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide pricing information for covered items and services as follows:

  • In-network provider negotiated rates
  • Historical out-of-network provider allowed amounts

Benefit Effective Dates

PCPS New Hire Employee Benefits are effective the 1st of the month in which the employee reaches 90 days of employment. Please note employee-only health and the basic term life coverage are automatically effective. Enrollment for any additional coverage is considered to be a voluntary benefit and you must submit a New Hire Enrollment Form.