Payroll & Benefits

2020-2021 Last Updated: 7/28/2020 5:50 PM

Questions regarding your coverage should be directed to Terri Esber at extension 3102.


>AUGUST 15 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Attention All Staff Who Have Medical Insurance With Maple Heights City Schools:

If you are a benefits-eligible employee, the open enrollment period is the time for you to make changes to your health, dental or vision coverage.  You can add or delete coverage or you can add or delete eligible dependents. 

  1. Open Enrollment is August 15 through September 15, and any changes made during this period will be effective October 1, 2020.


  2. If you wish to make any changes to your medical, dental, or vision benefits, please contact Terri Esber:  216-587-6100, x 3102 or email


  3. You are permitted to make changes to your benefits only during open enrollment, unless you experience a life change that is considered a qualifying event. (You may obtain details on qualifying events by contacting the Treasurer’s office)

This does not include those people who may have a qualifying event, such as getting married, having a baby, a spouse losing a job, or divorce, and others you can ask about.  Those events make coverage effective the date  that it happens.  You still need to contact me to fill out the necessary paperwork within 30 days of the qualifying event, the sooner the better.  If your status change is not submitted within 30 days, benefit changes cannot be made until the next year’s open enrollment.

Finally, please take the time to read the attachments that are sent to you as required by law.  There is some good information.  All of these attachments also appear below. 

>Important Information for All eligible Employees - 2020 Health Plan Renewal & Open Enrollment

If you have any questions in regards to benefits, please contact:

Terri Esber: 216-587-6100, ext. 3102

***No late applications will be accepted***

>Insurance Rates for 2020-2021
>OPT Out Plan (Medical) Form
>Spousal Coordination of Benefits - Eligibility Certification
>Cafeteria Plan Salary Reduction Agreement
>Employee Enrollment/Change Form
>Flexible Spending Acct Enrollment/Change Form (NEO Administration)
>New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options & Your Health Coverage

It is open enrollment for our 2019 Flexible Spending Account plan.  You can use the FSA plan to pay for your out-of-pocket healthcare or daycare expenses with pretax earnings and save.  Simply designate a specific amount of your pay (before taxes are withheld) to go into your FSA to use for expenses you will have in the coming year. 

Read more about the FSA plan and how you can save taxes.
- FSA Brochure

Open enrollment for our FSA plan is now through September 15, 2020. You can enroll online, or make your election on a paper form.


>PlanConnect (403b/457 Plans):
Maple Heights City Schools has contracted with a third party administrator at no cost to the District to oversee all 403B and 457 plans.  The company is PlanConnect.  They have been hired to monitor all transactions under the current plan and any new ones that may be added in the future by current or new employees.  Their system is designed to have easy access for the employees to make changes in employee contributions, to help remit contributions to the approved providers of Maple Heights City Schools, and to assist us in assuring that our plans are compliant with all IRS regulations.  Employees will receive more information directly from PlanConnect that will provide instructions to log on to their website where you can view your account information, as well as make payroll deduction changes to your 403b/457b accounts as an option to fill out paper forms. 

>Forms (PlanConnect)
  - Welcome, Contributions Info. & Salary Reduction & Investment Election Agreement
  - How to Connect with and Enroll in Your Retirement Plan
  - How to Update My Personal Info


>METLIFE: (Dental & Life Insurance)


As you may know, if you have an adult dependent child covered by the Maple Heights City Schools health and prescription drug plan, such coverage will terminate at the end of the month in which the adult child turns age 26.  


Questions regarding KIOSK should be directed to Tameshia Hutchinson via email at or by phone at extension 3106.


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Maple Heights City Schools5740 Lawn Avenue
Maple Heights, OH 44137
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Phone: 216-587-6100
Fax: 216-518-2674