Benefits Home Page

Thank you for everything you do for Arlington Public Schools.  A competitive and comprehensive benefits package is one of the ways we recognize your daily contributions to our school district.

As a benefits-eligible employee, Arlington Public Schools (APS) offers you and your family a variety of benefits; including three different medical plans, dental coverage, a vision plan, several retirement plan options, life insurance for you and your family members, disability insurance, and a number of other tax and money saving options. See the list to the left for detailed information about the benefits offered by APS.

View the Benefits Bulletins Archive

Benefits Bulletins

TIAA 401(a) Cash Match Plan Termination FAQs (issued May 10, 2017)
TIAA Cash Match Plan Termination, Additional Information (issued April 19, 2017)
TIAA Cash Match Plan Termination, Notification Regarding Options (issued April 10, 2017)
IRS Form 1095-C: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Tax Year 2016 (issued February 1, 2017)

A Guide to Your 2017 Benefits

Our interactive Benefits Guide provides an overview of the benefits package offered by APS. Additional benefit information is available by using the navigational links located on the left side of this page.

Benefits Guide 2017
View 2017 Benefits Guide
View 2016 Benefits Guide

2017 Employee Contribution Schedule

View the 2017 Employee Contribution Schedule for the medical, dental, and vision coverage for benefits-eligible part-time and full-time active employees.

Benefits Enrollment and Change Form

Newly hired benefits-eligible employees, and current employees newly eligible for benefits, should complete the Benefits Enrollment and Change Form.

Benefits Overview Video

The below video provides an overview of the APS benefits package.

Retirement Plan Overview for VRS Hybrid Plan Participants





If you are a Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Hybrid Plan participant, review the Retirement Plan Overview for VRS Hybrid Plan Participants.

This two-page overview provides information and available options within:

  • the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)  (page 1)
  • our Optional Supplemental Retirement Program, and School Board Match information (page 2)

Have Questions about Cigna?  Meet with our Cigna Service Coordinator

Our Cigna Service Coordinator is available to meet with you in person to answer your Cigna benefit questions and assist you with claim issues.  Click on the below links to schedule an appointment online.

Schedule an Appointment at the Syphax Center

Syphax Education Center
2110 Washington Blvd., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22204

As a reminder, Cigna Member Services representatives are also available to assist you 7 days a week, 24 hours a day (including holidays) at 1-800-244-6224.  

Benefits Legal Notices

Employers are required to provide employees with specific information (“notices”) concerning their rights and responsibilities under a benefits program.  These notices cover a variety of topics and may not apply to everyone.

The Legal Notices also include important information about your right to elect COBRA Continuation Coverage, which is a temporary extension of your current coverage under the Plan.  It is important for you to understand your COBRA rights, the procedures you need to follow should certain situations occur, and where you can find out additional information. 

View the Benefits Legal Notices

View the Health Insurance Marketplace Notice (FLSA with plan)

Qualifying Life Events

Qualifying Life Events allow employees to make benefit changes outside of Open Enrollment.  Review the document, Changes Outside of the Open Enrollment Period, for additional information regarding Qualifying Life Events.

Benefits Department Contact Information

Phone: 703-228-6101
Fax: 703-841-2138
Mailing Address:
Arlington Public Schools
Attn: Benefits Department
1426 N. Quincy St., 4th Fl
Arlington, VA 22207

It is our pleasure to assist you as we strive to provide excellent service to our employees and educators every day.