Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

Additional Benefits

Flexible Spending Account

A Flexible Spending Account is an easy way to lower your taxable gross income and increase your spendable income.

With a Flexible Spending Account, you set aside part of the money you earn each year before Federal and State income taxes, FICA and Medicare taxes are calculated thereby lowering your gross income and increasing your disposable income on each paycheck. Then, that money is paid back to you as reimbursement for health care and/or dependent care expenses that you incurred and have to pay out of your own pocket. This allows you to pay for certain unreimbursed expenses prior to income tax calculations.

All full-time and regular part-time employees are eligible to participate.

Click here for additional Flex Spending Account information.

PlanSource provides administration services for Prior Lake-Savage Schools for the Flexible Spending Accounts and HRA/VEBA Reimbursement Accounts.

Contact information for flexible spending account reimbursement:

Your claims communications and questions can be directed here:

Life Insurance

Our life insurance carrier is VOYA Financial. The amount of life insurance you have is defined in your contract or terms and conditions of employment. For more information, review the FAQ.

403(b)

The 403(b), also known as a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan, is a retirement plan for certain employees of public schools and some tax-exempt organizations. It is an excellent way to save money for retirement whether as a supplement to a traditional pension plan or other retirement plan(s), or as a stand-alone plan. Internal Revenue Service rulings create tax advantages for public school employees who elect to join the program. Click here for more information.

List of Approved 403(b) Vendors

Salary Reduction Agreement

Long-Term Disability

Long-term disability is an insurance program that pays eligible employees two-thirds salary in the event they become disabled. Our long-term disability insurance carrier is ING ReliaStar Life Insurance Company. If you should become disabled, there is a 30-calendar-day waiting period from the date of your disability before LTD insurance would begin. If employee's application is approved, on the 31st day of disability, the LTD insurance shall pay two-thirds of your salary while you are totally disabled. You can also elect to use one-third of a sick day from your accumulated sick leave for each day on LTD to supplement the long-term disability benefits until sick leave hours are depleted. Eligibility is defined in your contract or terms and conditions of employment. For more information, review the LTD FAQ.

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program

Your EAP provider, VITAL WorkLife, offers free and confidential counseling, online and other resources to help address all dimensions of your well being – professional, physical, relational, financial/legal, spiritual and emotional.

Counseling & Coaching Services – Pathways to Well Being
VITAL WorkLife can help you and your family, both personally and professionally.
Your EAP benefit can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and includes:

  • Face-to-face sessions per incident
  • Unlimited telephonic counseling
  • Legal and financial consultation
  • Member portal with articles, seminars, self-paced training and more
     

VITAL WorkLife can help with a wide variety of concerns:

  • Marital and relationship difficulties
  • Legal and Financial problems
  • Parenting and child concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression, stress and anxiety
  • Interpersonal conflict – at work or home
  • Anger
  • Work/life balance
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Supervisor Consultation
  • Maintaining sobriety
  • And much more

 

Getting help is easy

  • Call 800.383.1908 or
  • Go to VITALWorkLife.com, click on “Member Login” and enter your username and password

Let VITAL WorkLife help you build Pathways to Well Being.

Your health and well-being are important to Prior Lake Savage Area School District. That's why we provide an Employee Assistance Program. Your EAP benefits includes a comprehensive array of services that can be accessed 24/7. We hope you will take full advantage of them.

PERA

Upon employment, non-certified staff are enrolled in the Coordinated Plan with Public Employee Retirement Association. Membership in PERA is automatic for public employees who meet position eligibility requirements set by Minnesota statute. For more information, go to their website at www.mnpera.org.

TRA

Staff licensed through Minnesota Department of Ed Educator License Division are enrolled in Teacher Retirement Association upon hire. For more information, go to its website at www.minnesotatra.org.

Workers' Compensation

FMLA

Family Medical Leave Act protects your position if you need to take time off for a medical reason.
Click here to view Policy 410- Leaves; Family and Medical.