• The Wayne County Board of Education offers a competitive benefits package to full-time employees. Employees are offered the opportunity to enroll in these benefits during the first 30 days of employment and during Open Enrollment, generally held in October/November of each year. Employees not electing to enroll in a benefit when first eligible, may have reduced benefits or may be required to provide evidence of insurability if they enroll as "late entrants."  These benefits include:




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    State Health Benefit Plan: Member Services: 800-610-1863
    Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; Sat. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Blue Cross Blue Shield: 855-641-4862 - BCBS Website
    United Health Care: 888-364-6352 - UHC Website
    “Employees may call the healthcare providers above for specific questions regarding participating physicians, specific medical coverage questions, etc.”

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    Please direct questions to Wanda Barron, Benefits Coordinator, at 912-427-1000 X 231. 

    Other benefits available as follows: 

    • Valic - 403B and 457 - John Russell, Senior Financial Advisor - 912-230-6543
    • NLG (National Life Group) - 457 - Greg Daniel, Independent Agent - 706-741-7376
    • New York Life
    • Oppenheimer - 403B 

     The Wayne County School System also provides the benefits listed below according to employee eligibility. Some of these benefits are paid by both employee and employer.

    • Membership in Georgia Teachers Retirement System which at the present time is 22.81% of the gross salary.*
    • Social Security of 6.20% (FICA) of a salary and Medicare of 1.45% Workers Compensation for injury on the job.
    • A monthly contribution toward an employee's health coverage premium.
    • Professional leave that is not taken from accumulated leave.
    • 3% matching funds for Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) employees with annuities thru Valic and Met Life.
    • All eligible employees must contribute 6.00% of his/her gross salary to Georgia Teachers Retirement System.

    We participate in the following retirement systems.

    Teachers Retirement System(TRS)-Eligible employees are all employees who are employed half-time or more as teachers, administrators, supervisors, clerks, teacher aides, secretaries, paraprofessionals, public school nurses, and managers/supervisors employed in the lunchroom, maintenance, warehouse and transportation departments. Benefits are earned after 10 years of credited service. Full retirement benefits are available after 30 years of credited service. www.trsga.com.

    Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS)-This retirement plan covers employees who are non-supervisory roles in Maintenance, Custodial, and Food Service functions. Members contribute $4.00 or $10.00 (as determined by PSERS) to the plan each month for 9 months each year. Benefits are earned after 10 years of creditable service. www.ersga.org

    Please direct questions to Wanda Barron, Benefits Coordinator, at 912-427-1000 X 231.


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