Those certified educators who retire* from Alpine School District after the 1988-89 school year and are hired prior to August 21, 1995 with at least 15* years full time service in Alpine School District and who have reached age 65 will be provided a supplemental health insurance policy. The EMIA Medicare policy will supplement the Medicare/Medicaid insurance. The 15 years* need not be consecutive.
An active employee over the age of 65, and their eligible family members, is covered by district insurance. The District’s insurance is primary. At the time of retirement, at age 65 or after, Medicare becomes the prime insurance coverage. The District’s insurance carrier will be the supplemental carrier for those employees who qualify for a supplement to Medicare, under Policy 4255. It is the responsibility of the employee to enroll with Medicare.
Any employee who is a member of the Utah Retirement Systems may use the District retirement stipend, (refer to Policy 4253) adjusted for the reduction of Social Security offset, to purchase previous or future years of service for which they qualify, or make any purchase allowable under Utah State Code.
Alpine School District permits employee contributions to approved tax-sheltered retirement programs through payroll deduction. This benefit to employees is intended to assist those who wish to establish self-directed investment accounts as a supplementary retirement program.