Congratulations on your new position, and welcome to Houston County School System!
The Houston County Board of Education provides an array of employee benefits, and as an employee of the system, you should consider that the Board’s contribution to employee benefits adds a significant amount to your pay. We encourage you to review a presentation of the Houston County Benefits Program.
Benefits begin on the 1st of the month following a full calendar month worked, and monthly payroll deductions will be taken 1 month in advance of coverage. If you choose not to elect benefits as a new hire, no changes will be allowed until the next Open Enrollment period, unless you have a Qualifying Life Event (QLE).
The instructions below are provided to assist you with the benefits enrollment process. Resources to help you make your decision, such as the New Hire Enrollment Guide and the State Health Decision Guide are available on the Resources tab.
*When adding dependents, the dependent should be entered in the local benefits portal and State Health / ADP portal as they are listed on the dependent's social security card.*
Please contact the Houston County Schools Benefits Service Center at 866-671-0721 with any questions.
If you wish to add dependent(s) (spouse and / or children) to your health plan, you must submit appropriate documentation by the deadline set by ADP. Dependents will not be covered until the documentation is approved.
Non-verified dependents cannot be reinstated until the next open enrollment period and would require appropriate documentation at that time. Additional information can be found on the SHBP website.
Below are examples of the required documentation.