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Health Insurance

2020-21 Insurance Rates: CLICK HERE to see the current premiums and deduction amounts for each plan option.

Summaries of Benefits and Coverage:

     Blue Shield PPO

     Blue Shield Traditional

     CDPHP (EPO)

     MVP (HMO)

     Enrollment Form

Health Reimbursement Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

It's time to start a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to save on your medical expenses and/or dependent care! This is a voluntary benefit that reduces your tax liability.   

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR OUR 2020-21 PLAN: 

·  The plan year starts on July 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2021. Expenses must be incurred during these 12 months to be eligible for the plan. Please be sure to keep this in mind when determining your election amount.

·  Benefit Resource, Inc. is our plan administrator for Flexible Spending Accounts. For CRESPA members, this means that your Beniversal HRA card will also work as your FSA card. For enrollees who do not have a Beniversal card already, you will receive your cards in the mail in an unmarked envelope. Please be sure to NOT throw the envelope away!

·  When first enrolling on line, you will be asked for your Company Code,which is CRCSD.  You will also be asked your Member ID, which is your social security number.

The enrollment deadline is Friday, May 15th. Due to IRS regulations, THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE! All enrollment forms must be received by the Business Office before the deadline in order to be processed.   

NY State & Local Retirement System (ERS)

All full-time, permanent, non-instructional 12-month employees must join the Retirement System. All part-time or 10-month non-instructional employees have the option to join. Members contribute a small percentage of their salary towards retirement and receive many important benefits. For more information, click here.

NY Teachers Retirement System (TRS)

Teachers, Certified Administrators, and Teaching Assistants are eligible for membership in
TRS instead of ERS. Membership is mandatory for all full-time 10-month and 12-month instructional employees. Part-time employees have the option to join. Members contribute a small percentage of their salary towards retirement and receive many important benefits. For more information, click here.

Tax Sheltered Annuities (403b)

NYS Deferred Compensation Plan

Members of CRESPA and CRAA have the option to participate in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. This is a voluntary supplemental retirement savings plan similar to a 403(b) or 401(k). For more information, click here.