Benefits

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The Boise School District offers eligible employees over $10,000 worth of available benefits each year. Many benefits are paid for in full or in part by the District and other benefits are offered on a voluntary basis and paid for by the employee through payroll deduction. For more information, refer to the contents below. You can also reference the Benefits and Wellness Plan Information Booklet for more information.

2022-23 Benefits Rate Sheet w Part Time Breakdown - 2022-04-12.pdf

2022-23 Insurance Rate Sheet

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2021-22 Insurance Rate Sheet

Cafeteria Plan

The District is able to offer medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending plan premiums on a pre-tax basis; this is known as a Cafeteria Plan and is operated under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Offering benefits on a pre-tax basis allows the District and employees to save tax dollars; however, it also limits when enrollments and changes are permissible. The District is governed by the guidelines outlined in the IRS document, Tax Treatment of Cafeteria Plans, and the District will not make any enrollments or changes that do not correlate with the qualified changes in this document. Please note, the District has not adopted all of the qualified changes listed in the document.

How to Enroll

The District uses an online benefits platform, ARCORO (formerly InfinityHR), for the initial enrollment and annual elections of your benefits.

To ENROLL in benefits, VIEW existing benefits, or to complete an ELIGIBLE MID-YEAR CHANGE, go to ARCORO (formerly InfinityHR).


Logging In: User ID - Employee ID followed by the last five (5) of your social security number (SSN).

Password - Unique password set up by you. Please click "forgot my password" to reset if needed.

Who is eligible for benefits?

Administrative & Certified Employees

Administrative and certified employees who work 0.5 FTE or greater are eligible for the District’s benefit plans.

Administrative and certified employees who work 1.0 FTE and enroll in one of the plans will have their premiums paid in full by the District. Employees who work less than 1.0 FTE and enroll in one of the plans will cost-share the premium with the District; reference the premium cost-sharing example below.

Premium Cost-Sharing Example:

  • Employee A works a 0.5 FTE contract, the District will pay 50% of the premium and the employee will pay the other 50%.

  • Employee B works a 0.75 FTE contract, the District will pay 75% of the premium and the employee will pay the other 25%.


Classified Employees

Regular, classified employees - as outlined in the Classified Employee Handbook, 2.3.2 Status Classifications - who work 20+ hours per week and who were hired prior to February 1st of the current school year (the February 1st rule only applies to positions working less than 12-months per year) are eligible for District benefits.

Employees who work 30 or more hours per week and enroll in one of the plans will have their premiums paid in full by the District. Employees who work less than 30 hours per week and enroll in one of the plans will cost-share the premium with the District; reference the premium cost-sharing below.

Premium Cost-Sharing Example:

  • Employees working 20 - 24.9 hrs/week will pay 50% of the premium and the District will pay the other 50%.

  • Employees working 25 - 29.9 hrs/week will pay 25% of the premium and the District will pay the other 75%.

When do benefits begin?

New-Hire Eligibility Period

Employees and their eligible dependents are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment. If an employee does not enroll in benefits during this time, the employee may still have an opportunity during Spring Enrollment to enroll themselves or themselves and their eligible dependents.

There are also additional opportunities for employees to enroll themselves or themselves and their eligible dependents. View the Spring Enrollment and Making Benefit Election Changes sections for more information.

Spring Enrollment

If an eligible employee did not enroll themselves or did not enroll themselves and their eligible dependents during the new-hire eligibility period, they will have the option during the District’s annual Spring Enrollment. The District’s Spring Enrollment period is May 1st - May 31st.

If an employee does not use this period to enroll, there may be additional opportunities to enroll themselves or themselves and their eligible dependents if they experience a qualifying event as outlined in the IRS document, Tax Treatment of Cafeteria Plans (see §1.125-4 Permitted election changes). View the Making Benefit Election Changes section for more information.

Making Benefit Election Changes

Because the District operates its benefits under a Cafeteria Plan, the District is limited on what election changes are permissible and when. What does this mean for employees? It means employees may not make changes to plan elections outside of the new-hire eligibility period or the Spring Enrollment period unless the employee experiences a qualifying event as outlined in the IRS document, Tax Treatment of Cafeteria Plans (see §1.125-4 Permitted election changes). Please note, the District has not adopted all of the qualified changes listed in the document.

Helpful Videos

New to the Boise School District? Here is some helpful information for new employees who are benefit eligible. This video includes benefit eligibility, where to find benefit information, an introduction to PERSI, Paid Leave benefits, Wellness Plan information, and next steps for enrollment.

Need to make a change to your benefits outside of Spring Enrollment? Watch this helpful video to review the necessary steps to initiate a mid-year change.