Benefits Information & Eligibility

General Benefits Information/Eligibility

Eligibility Requirements

  • The employee must be employed with Lancaster County School District in a permanent and full time basis working 30 or more hours per week.
  • Part time employees may also be eligible based on their position.
  • The employee must complete appropriate election forms within 31 days of the date of employment or status change.

Enrollment Deadline

31 days from hire date


Effective Date: State Insurance

  • Employed 1st day of the month - coverage begins on that day.
  • Employed 1st working day of the month - coverage may begin the 1st day of that month or the following month.
  • Employed after the 1st working day of the month - coverage begins the 1st day of the following month.

Making Changes to Insurance Program

  • Eligible employees may make certain changes to benefits during designated enrollment periods and within 30 days of family status change or special eligibility situation


Transferring Employee between State Agencies

  • As an active employee, PEBA Insurance Benefits considers you a transfer if you change employment from one participating group to another with no break in insurance coverage or with a break of employment of no more than 15 calendar days.
  • A transfer is not a new hire for insurance purposes. He must remain enrolled in the same insurance benefits in which he was enrolled at his former employer.


  • Open Enrollment for Dental: October, in odd-numbered years.
  • Spouse/Children (younger than 26): Eligible dependents may be added to coverage.
  • No Pre-Existing Conditions for Health Plans
  • State Standard Health Plan and Savings Plan - (Important Points)
  • Worldwide access to network hospital/physicians through the Blue Card Program

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