Open enrollment period
The district’s open enrollment period is May 6-31. During this period, eligible employees may make changes to the district's health insurance, supplemental and dependent life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
Keep us up-to-date
Phone, address and name changes
Use the Change in Personnel Record form to notify Human Resources of changes to your name, home address or telephone number.
Family status change
If you've had a recent marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, or a dependent child who no longer meets the eligibility requirements, please contact the Benefits Office at 907-742-4200. We can assist you in completing the necessary documents to update your status change or designate beneficiaries.
The Anchorage School District provides access to a variety of health and other benefits to eligible employees. Employees participate in the premium expense, with employee cost varying depending upon the bargaining unit and the level of benefits selected by the employee.
This website is an overview meant to provide basic information on the benefits available to active, regular, full-time employees. Every attempt has been made to be accurate in the descriptions of benefits. In the event of any discrepancy between the information contained herein and the plan booklet, the plan booklet will prevail. Benefit plans are reviewed annually and may change from time to time.
Employees should read the benefit plan booklet for a complete description of benefits, limitations, exclusions and for information on how best to use the benefit plan. Questions regarding ASD-provided insurance plans should first be directed to the plan providers (i.e. Aetna, VSP, The Standard).
Medical insurance and life insurance benefit eligibility, and the opportunity to participate in the Flexible Spending Account program vary based on the contractual requirements for newly hired employees in each employee group.
The employee groups table below shows the benefits eligibility waiting period for newly hired employees beginning their employment with the Anchorage School District.
Current Anchorage School District employees who are transferring between employee groups, are changing their number of work hours, or are returning from an extended leave of absence may have different benefit eligibility waiting periods. Current employees must be in paid status or on Family Medical Leave the first working day of the month to retain their benefits for that month. Paid status means actively working or on approved paid leave for their entire regularly budgeted hours. Please contact the ASD Benefits Department for information at 907-742-4200.
Employees and/or qualified dependents losing Aetna health insurance coverage are entitled to continue the ASD group heath care benefits for up to 36 months (depending on your qualifying event) by paying the full cost of the plan.
If you enrolled a dependent child and they no longer meet the eligibility requirements, please contact the Benefits Department for insurance rates, to request a COBRA packet or any other processing assistance.
For employees in the AEA (Teachers), Local 71 (Custodians) or Teamsters 959 (Bus) groups, please contact your respective health plan administrators for COBRA information available under your insurance plan.
|Employee group||Covered employees||New hire eligibility waiting period|
|ACE||Non-exempt management and technical employees||First day of the month following a 90 calendar day waiting period.|
|AEA||Teachers||First day of the month or the first business day of the month coinciding with or next following your date of employment.|
|APA||Principals||First day of the month following a 90 calendar day waiting period.|
|Exempt||Exempt employees||First day of the month following a 90 calendar day waiting period.|
|Local 71||Hourly custodians||First day of the month or the first business day of the month coinciding with or next following your date of employment.|
|Non-represented||Non-represented employees||First day of the month following a 90 calendar day waiting period.|
|Teamsters Bus||Hourly bus drivers and bus attendants||First day of the month or the first business day of the month coinciding with or next following your date of employment.|
|Teamsters Food Service||Hourly student nutrition employees||First day of the month following a 90 calendar day waiting period.|
|Teamsters Maintenance||Hourly maintenace/warehouse employees||First day of the month following a 90 calendar day waiting period.|
|TOTEM||Hourly clerical/teacher assistant employees||First day of the month following a 90 calendar day waiting period.|
ASD Education Center
Anchorage, AK 99504-3135
Benefits (health and life insurance)
Melissa Payne, Specialist
Meghan O'Shea, Specialist
Nan Yoon, Specialist
Businesses periodically offer ASD employees special deals for services or events. Employees can find details about these offers by logging into the District Connection. Access to this site requires a computer connected to the district's network.
The plan booklet files provided on this site are solely to facilitate the review of available benefits. The electronic text is in a “read only” format. Alterations, additions, or deletions to the text are prohibited. Any unauthorized review, use disclosure, or distribution of this text is prohibited.
Efforts have been made to ensure this website contains accurate information. In the event of a discrepancy between the electronic text and the hard copy plan document, the hard copy plan document will prevail.
Forms on this site are designed to be filled out by hand or on your computer, printed out, and mailed to the appropriate office. Due to the limitations of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software you will be unable to save your changes unless you have a full version of Adobe Acrobat.