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.


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Annual Benefits Open Enrollment is now!

Open Enrollment for Benefits-Eligible Employees is October 1st to October 31st, 2018.

It’s a once-a-year opportunity for employees to review the benefits offered by Arlington Public Schools. During Open Enrollment, employees can change and elect benefits, add and remove dependents, and make an annual election for the Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA for the 2019 plan year.

Go to apsva.us/OpenEnrollment2019 to learn more!


View the Benefits Bulletins Archive

Benefits Bulletins

IRS Form 1095-C: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Tax Year 2017 (issued January 29, 2018)
Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance Premium Rebate for Year 2016 (issued October 27, 2017)
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)

A Guide to Your 2018 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.

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View 2018 Interactive Benefits Guide
View 2017 Interactive Benefits Guide

2018 Employee Contribution Schedule

View the 2018 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.

On Demand Benefits Orientation

Our On Demand Benefits Orientation is a series of videos intended to supplement the Benefits information you will hear at orientation.  This information will also give you a head start if you would like to make your Benefit elections prior to attending orientation.

Retirement Plan Overview for VRS Hybrid Plan Participants

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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 about:

  • mandatory VRS Hybrid Plan employee contributions (page 1)
  • voluntary VRS Hybrid Plan employee contributions and corresponding APS Employer Match (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 “Book Now” button to schedule an appointment online.

All meetings are held at the Syphax Education Center, located at 2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204

Visit the Welcome Center on the 1st Floor to confirm the meeting room number.

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
Website: https://www.apsva.us/benefits
E-mail: benefits@apsva.us
Fax: 703-841-2138
Mailing Address:
Arlington Public Schools
Human Resources Department, Attn: Benefits
2110 Washington Blvd., 4th Fl
Arlington, VA 22204

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