About District 109 Benefits
District 109 offers a variety of benefits to staff, including medical and dental coverage and other wellness benefits, life and disability insurance, investment programs and other financial benefits. If you have any questions about your benefits, please contact:
Department of Finance & Operations
Flu Shot and Health Screening: Each fall, the District offers a free flu shot and comprehensive health screening to all staff members and other covered family members over age 18. Benefits Specialist sends an email to all staff when registration opens. Click here to register. Client code deefieldsd109
Employee Assistance Program: The District provides all staff with access to a full-service employee assistant program managed by ACI Specialty Benefits. If you or a family member is struggling with problems such as relationship issues, job stress, depression, anxiety, financial issues, substance abuse, or grief, just call the EAP to make an appointment to speak with a counselor. The EAP is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day toll free at 855-RSL-HELP (855-775-4357). Your calls are strictly confidential. You can visit the EAP website here.
Your EAP has also written helpful blog posts on the following topics related to COVID-19:
- EAP Support in Times of Uncertainty
- COVID-19: How to Prepare
- How Your EAP Can Help Manage Stress and Anxiety from COVID-19 Concerns
- Coronavirus Overview and Resources
- How to Lead in Times of Crisis
Fliers with additional information:
FFCRA - Families First Coronavirus Response Act:
agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-- FAQ created by DOL poster-questions
agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-- Q&A created by DOL questions
adobeconnect.com/- created by our compliance team for you/HR. Many of these questions are in regards to FFCRA (starting at question 36). covid19benefitsfaqs/
Information from FinPath:
Life & Disability Insurance
The District provides basic life insurance and long-term disability insurance to employees. Employees also can purchase additional, affordable life insurance.
403b & 457 Plans
The District offers employees the opportunities to invest for their retirement in optional 457 and 403(b) programs. You can find information on the website for TCG Administrators (formerly JEM Resource Partners), the plan administrator.
The information provided on this website is not for the purpose of providing personal financial product or investment advice. It does not take into account your particular investment objectives, financial situation, or investment needs. You should assess whether the information provided is appropriate to your particular investment objectives, financial situation, and investment needs. You should do this before making an investment decision. You can either make this assessment yourself or seek the assistance of a financial or legal adviser. The information contained in this website and the informational links is not a recommendation to invest in any investments, securities, or financial products.
IMRF & TRS
Employees may receive contributions to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) or the Illinois Teachers Retirement System (TRS). If you are a member, you can visit the websites below to learn more about your benefits:
District 109 offers a unique benefit to staff and dependents to help them get care they need, anywhere. Teladoc is a service that allows you to be connected with a U.S. board-certified physician in minutes, anytime, from anywhere you have a phone or video-enabled device. Teladoc doctors provide quality care for non-emergency health issues through phone or video consult. Common issues Teladoc physicians treat include:
- Respiratory infection
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Skin problems
- Sinus problems
Visit Teladoc.com and follow these instructions to set up an account for yourself and your dependents (covered dependents over age 18 can set up their own accounts).