New Employees are required to attend a New Hire Benefit Meeting. Employees must enroll or waive benefits within 30 days of their eligibility or hire date.
Early enrollment is to your advantage to help ensure your premiums are deducted in a timely manner and you receive your insurance cards prior to the effective date of your coverage.
New Hire Benefit Meetings: You will be asked to attend a New Hire Benefit Meeting, conducted by the Jenks Insurance/Benefits Office. The meeting will last approximately 1 - 2 hours.
What should I bring to the New Hire Benefit Meeting? You will be completing a form to designate beneficiaries for your District Paid Life Insurance so be sure to bring information about your beneficiary(ies), such as: name, birthdate, and address.
What should I do to enroll in benefits? You must complete your benefit enrollment through the Jenks Employee Portal, within 30 days of your eligibility date. We will provide you with on-line enrollment instructions when you attend the meeting.
May someone attend the meeting with me? Yes, you may bring someone to assist you. Space is limited, please contact the Insurance/Benefit Office and let them know you will be bringing a guest.
When will my coverage become effective? Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, offered through OMES, will become effective on the first day of the month following your eligibility or hire date. Additional benefits, offered through American Fidelity, such as Disability, Cancer, Flex Spending Accounts, etc., will become effective as determined by the vendor and your application date. American Fidelity benefits require you to pay a premium in advance; therefore, the effective date for those benefits may be one month later than other benefits.
What happens if I fail to enroll in the benefit plans within 30 days of my eligibility or hire date? You may have to wait until the next Annual Open Enrollment Period or provide proof of a "Qualifying Event" that would allow you to make a mid-year change.
For assistance please contact the Jenks Insurance/Benefits Department:
Jaime Resendiz, x2379
Mary Bell, x2313