1. Look through this chart. The number of paychecks per year you normally receive will determine which column you should be looking at. Example: teachers who get paid through the summer should look at the "26 WEEKS EMPLOYEE SHARE" column.
2. Decide whether you want to enroll in an HMO plan or a PPO plan. The biggest difference between these two insurance options is that a PPO allows you to visit doctors and hospitals outside your network (most plans cover 80% out-of-network costs through this option). An HMO plan covers you only when you visit an in-network doctor or hospital. If you are not sure which type of plan to pick, it is helpful to look at each provider's in-network list. You can look here for those lists:
3. After looking through each plan's provider list, you should have a general idea of which type of insurance to choose (PPO or HMO). Remember to double-check that your current doctors are on the covered list for the plan you are thinking of choosing.
Which plan you choose will also determine what your per-paycheck-cost will be once you're enrolled. Example: if a teacher who is a "26 WEEKS EMPLOYEE SHARE" chooses Tufts Health Plan Navigator PPO, the deducted amount for health insurance per paycheck will be $71.52 for an individual and $172.80 for the family plan (again, see this chart to check costs).
4. By now, you will either have made a decision or you will have questions.
---> If you have questions, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE that you attend one of the many informational meetings that have been scheduled (at the top of this page).
The Framingham Teachers Association is excited to assist in the coordinating Read Across America visits. The contact person for this month long event is Maria Davis, Public Relations Chair, at Cameron Middle School. If you are interested in participating please send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that we may not be able to coordinate visits to every classroom that volunteers. We will certainly try our best to ensure there is a visit in every school. We have limited funds to purchase books so it will be on a first come first serve basis.
Building reps in all building are collecting a donation of $1 per teacher to ensure we can replenish our funds and continue to donate books for Read Across America Month. If you are interested please see your building reps to make a donation.
Beginning March 12th at 6:30 a.m. via email, FTA members may order up to a total of two (2) tickets each. We will continue to sell the tickets until they are sold out. If you are interested in buying more than 2 tickets, please put that request in your email. If we do NOT sell out, we will contact you about purchasing more tickets.
Once notified that your request has been granted, a check for the FULL amount must be received in the FTA Office within two weeks. Payment must be made with a check made out to: Framingham Teachers Association.