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Health Benefits

The health and well-being of the District's employees is a primary concern. This page provides a snapshot of some of the Billings Public Schools employee benefits. For further information, contact the Insurance Office at 406-281-5045.

Medical and Dental Insurance 

Billings Public Schools provides full-time employees with single coverage medical and dental insurance at no cost to the employee.

Vision Insurance 

Billings Public Schools provides full-time employees with single coverage medical and dental insurance at no cost to the employee.

Billings Public Schools through VSP Vision Care provides you access to the TruHearing program, which saves VSP members 30-60% on hearing aids. Find out more information here!

Flexible Benefit Plan

Billings Public Schools provides employees a means of paying medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars through a Flexible Benefit Plan. If you have any questions about this tax-saving benefit, contact the Insurance Office at 281-5045 or EBMS at 1-866-248-7204. For further information on identifying eligible medical expenses, the following IRS booklet is available: Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses


 

Life Insurance and Long Term Disability

403 (b) Plan

457 (b) Plan

Plan Sponsor/Approved Vendor:  State of Montana

Contact PersonGary Whitney, MBA, CRC® | Retirement Plan Counselor

Contact Information:   
gary.whitney@greatwest.com
406-670-5616 

Overview of plan features and Benefits:
State of Montana 457(b) FAQ Page
About the Plan
5 Reasons Why You Should Enroll

Current Participants:
MPERA 457(b) 

Includes plan document, Fund Evaluations, Fees and charges

Employee Assistance Program

Mental health assessment, counseling, education and referral to enhance your total health and well being.

At Billings Clinic EAP and St Vincent's EAP, members on the medical plan will get up to 20 visits per plan year paid at a 100% by the district.  If you continue to use EAP after the 20 visits are reached those will be processed like all other mental health claims.

Please click the links below to learn more about how the Employee Assistance Programs through Billings Clinic or St. Vincent Healthcare can help you today.


Employees: You can make an appointment with one of our EAP counselors by calling:

BILLINGS CLINIC: 406-255-8469 or 406-255-8481 or 


ST. VINCENT: 406-237-3585

Well Via Telehealth through EBMS 

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Benefits Documents

District Contact Information

Billings Public Schools Insurance Office
Lincoln Center
415 N 30th
Billings, MT 59101
Jennifer Kennedy
Phone: (406) 281-5045
Email: kennedyj@billingsschools.org


 

EBMS Contact Information 

Medical, dental, and flex claim questions:
1-866-248-7204
 
Prescription claim questions: 
1-866-894-1504
 
Hospital pre-certification: 
1-866-894-1505