On Demand Benefits Orientation

Use this On Demand Benefits Orientation as your guide when picking plans and coverage options. Here you’ll find links to all the enrollment forms and benefit materials you need plus straightforward information to help you make the most of your benefits.

While we provide many helpful resources online, we also encourage you to register for the in-person benefits orientation where you’ll be able to get your questions answered and pick up hard-copies of all your enrollment forms. If you plan to attend, feel free to explore this online orientation beforehand.

Don’t Miss the Deadline

You’ve got important benefits decisions ahead and only 31-days to make them. Before the deadline, you must choose your plans and complete your Benefits Election Form.

Election Deadline for Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA
NEW Employee: Coverage will begin the on the 1st day of the month following 30-days of employment. You have 31-days from your first day of employment to elect coverage.

NEWLY-Eligible Employee: Coverage will begin on the 1st day of the month following the effective date of your new, benefits-eligible position. You have 31-days from your new, benefits-eligible position to elect coverage.

But don’t worry — you’ve got a lot of resources at hand to help you choose. Start with this orientation, and don’t hesitate to contact the APS Benefits Team if you need help.

Before You Start

Below you will find videos that cover many of the benefits offered to you as an employee of Arlington Public Schools.  Some of the videos refer to a set of printed materials distributed at the in-person benefits orientation:

Let’s Jump In!

Scroll down the page to learn more about the benefits offered to APS employees.

Benefits Packages

Below is an overview of the 3 Benefits Packages offered to APS employees. Your eligibility depends on your job title, position, and the number of hours per week you are scheduled to work.

Benefits Package A
Available to All APS Employees
Benefits Package B Benefits Package C
Optional Supplemental Retirement Program (403(b) & 457 plans) Optional Supplemental Retirement Program (403(b) & 457 plans)
and School Board Match
Optional Supplemental Retirement Program (403(b) & 457 plans)
and School Board Match
Commuter Subsidy Commuter Subsidy Commuter Subsidy
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Disability Insurance Disability Insurance
Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
Basic Group Term Life/AD&D Insurance and Optional Life


Have questions? Contact the Benefits Department at Benefits@apsva.us.

Important Notice
The information provided is only intended as a brief summary of your benefits. Benefits are subject to the contractual terms, limitations, and exclusions as set forth in the master contracts. To view specific plan information, please visit www.apsva.us/benefits.