What benefits are offered to WCS employees?
Health insurance coverage is provided for full-time, permanent employees with dependent coverage available. Employees may choose from among several state plans. Permanent part-time employees are eligible for coverage on a self-paid basis. Questions concerning plans offered to employees and dependents should be directed to the proper Human Resource Services administrator. Open Enrollment is November 2-19, 2019.
Dental insurance is also made available to all full-time, permanent employees on an individual or a family basis. The system pays a small portion of the cost of this insurance. The employee has the option to accept coverage on either an individual or a family basis. If coverage is declined by the employee and eligible dependents during the first 30 days following the employment date, the employee and/or dependents will have a 12-month waiting period before full coverage begins.
WCS provides $5,000 in life insurance for all full-time, permanent employees. There is no cost to the employee for this coverage. Additional coverage for the employee and dependents is available at a small cost to the employee. Coverage will begin on the first day of the month following the employment date.
Colonial also provides additional life, vision, and health policies. Enrollment in Colonial programs is usually held in February and March of each year.
For more information, please contact Sonya Grice at (252) 399-7721 or Sonya.Grice@wilsonschoolsnc.net.
WILSON AREA SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS (WASH)
The Wilson Area School Health Centers (WASH) provide accessible and affordable physical and preventive health services to students and staff. WASH is located at Forest Hills Middle, Beddingfield High, Fike High and Hunt High Schools. All Wilson County Schools students and staff members can be seen by appointment at WASH for wellness or sick visits. WASH bills private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and has a sliding scale fee for non-insured. Same-day appointments available. Please call to schedule an appointment or email WASH at email@example.com. The following form will need to be completed to be seen at WASH:
Forest Hills Middle School
Beddingfield High School
Hunt High School
Fike High School
Medical Provider: Kim Almkuist DNP, FNP-C
*Physical Therapist Referrals
*Telemedicine/Telehealth Visits Available
-COVID-19 Test (rapid and PCR)
-Sick Visits (sinus infection, ear aches, colds, etc.)
-Blood Pressure Management
-Flu Test and Treatment
-Strep Test and Treatment
BUSINESS DISCOUNTS FOR STAFF (EDUCATOR EXPRESS)
Wilson County Schools appreciates the local businesses that grant special discounts to WCS staff to signal that working in education is important. Educator Express, or e2, debuted in 2002 with a directory of local merchants who were willing to salute the contributions of WCS employees with discounted goods and services. Staff can show their WCS badge at the time of purchase to receive discounts at the partnering businesses. Click HERE to view the list of Educator Express partners.