Employee Benefits

Eligible employees may elect to participate in medical, dental, optional group life or legal insurances, and health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.

The enrollment period to make benefit selections for coverage is within the first 31 days of employment. No elections will be allowed for health, dental, or legal insurances, flexible spending accounts or premium conversion options after this date unless a qualifying event has occurred or during open enrollment. Please fill out the following forms and return to the Benefits department at the York County School Board Office within your eligibility period if you are electing coverage.

Effective January 1, 2024, Optima Health will be rebranded as Sentara Health, which is the parent company. You will receive new cards with the Sentara Health logo. This does not impact our provider contracts, and you may still use existing health providers accepting the Optima Health insurance.

The following benefit options are offered:



Flexible Spending Account

Legal Resources

Premium Conversion

Retirement, 457 Deferred Compensation Plans, Life Insurance and Optional Group Life Insurance

All Full-Time Employees are automatically enrolled in the Virginia Retirement System, your provider for retirement, 457 Deferred Compensation, life insurance and optional group life insurance. Further information on your benefits can be obtained from the VRS Reference Guide or the Virginia Retirement System website. Individual account information can be accessed through MyVRS by establishing a username and password.

Voluntary Benefits

In addition, employees may choose to participate in voluntary benefits such as retirement savings plans - tax-sheltered annuities and supplemental insurance plans through Aflac. These enrollment elections can be made throughout the year.

Enrollment forms are fillable online. Print and return to:

York County School Board Office
302 Dare Road, Yorktown, VA 23602
Attn: Benefits Program Specialist

Please direct any questions or concerns to the Human Resources department or by calling the Human Resources department 757-898-0483.

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