The Columbia County Board of Education offers the following benefits: medical, dental, vision, term and permanent life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, critical illness, state retirement, annuity and tax-sheltered plans.
IMPORTANT: Some insurance benefits not selected at time of hire can only be added or changed during the open enrollment period. Open enrollment occurs in October through the middle of November.
The Section 125 Cafeteria Plan provides for all benefit payroll deductions (except short term disability) to be exempt from federal, state and FICA taxes, thereby providing participating employees with additional take home pay. All employees will be automatically enrolled unless the employee completes the "Election Not To Participate in the Cafeteria Plan" form.
STRETCH YOUR DOLLARS WITH PRE-TAX PREMIUMS
WITHOUT CAFETERIA PLAN - AFTER TAX PREMIUMS
$1,000 = $1,000 - $204 - $68 = $728
Monthly Pay Taxable Pay Tax Ins. Prem. Take Home Pay
WITH CAFETERIA PLAN - BEFORE TAX PREMIUMS
$1,000 - $68 = $932 - $184 = $748
Monthly Pay Ins. Prem. Taxable Pay Taxes Take Home Pay
Tax savings of $20/month or $360/year just by enrolling and submitting Section 125 Enrollment form.
Long Term Care
The Columbia County School System is pleased to announce a new voluntary insurance program in conjunction with PAGE. PAGE members and their extended families are entitled to participate in a special discounted program for Long Term Care (LTC) insurance. For more information, please contact Tommy Norris, CLTC (certified in Long Term Care) at
This plan will not be under payroll deduction.