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Roanoke City Public Schools
2021 Benefits

Our employees are our most valuable asset. 


That’s why at Roanoke City Public Schools we are committed to a comprehensive
employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.

Benefits include:

  • Medical Plans and Vision Plans

  • Dental Plans

  • Health Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • 403(b), Non-VRS 457 and Roth Retirement Account Options

  • Cancer & Accident Plans

Eligible employees must elect or waive benefit coverage.


Proof of Dependent Eligibility: If adding new dependents during Open Enrollment, employees are required to submit proof of eligibility (see page 6) by the last day of the Open Enrollment period. As a New Hire or due to a Qualifying Event, proof of eligibility is also required for new dependents within 31 calendar days of the date of hire or a Qualifying Event. If ineligible dependents are found, they will be removed from the plan. 


Updates for 2021:  

  • Changes in Medical Rates

    Medical rates have increased and the HSA credit has decreased. RCPS makes every effort to provide and maintain affordable medical premiums for our employees. This change is due to increased medical costs, prescription drug costs, and claims.

    • There is no increase to Vision and Dental rates for 2021!

    New Flexible Spending Account (FSA) carrier for 2021, Wage Works. No employee annual fee!!


Wellness Program


It is anticipated that if employees exhibit healthful behaviors, the result will be both a healthier workforce and reduced overall health care costs.


Wellness Compliant Requirement for 2021:

RCPS’ wellness program for 2021 is offered through UnitedHealth Personal Rewards® program. Here’s the only requirement:

  • Complete a preventive physical examination between January 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021. No paperwork is required. Instead, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will receive the physical code submitted by your provider’s office when billing UHC.
  • UnitedHealthcare allows one physical anytime in the calendar year, and accordingly, you can schedule your physical earlier in 2021 if need be, to meet the September 30, 2021 deadline. You must have a Preventive Care/Wellness Physical for the appropriate code to be submitted when billing. Periodic office visits to check medications or health status will not count as a Preventive Care/Wellness Physical.

 Real Appeal, this omprehensive weight loss program continues for employees enrolled in our medical plan.

  • Real Appeal can help you reach your personal weight loss goals and help reduce your risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. It’s an easy digital program offered at no cost to you as part of our medical benefits plan through RCPS.
    When you enroll, you’ll receive:
    > A personalized transformation coach for an entire year.
    Your transformation coach who will guide you through the program and develop a simple, customized plan that fits your needs, preferences, goals and medical history.
    > 24/7 online support and mobile app, helping to stay accountable to goals even easier.
    Weekly analysis, feedback and goal reporting.
    > A Success Kit that includes a digital food scale, “perfect portion” plate and much more – delivered to your door!
    Real Appeal is a fun and engaging plan that helps you learn simple steps for a healthier life, so you can spark your transformation. Enrollment in this program is online – go to to sign up. For questions or technical issues, call the Answer Center at 844-344-7325, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 11 pm ET.

    Smoking Cessation Reimbursement will continue. This reimbursement is for a Provider Recommended Smoking (or other tobacco product) Cessation program. The reimbursement is for program costs, up to a one-time total of $500.
  • If you terminate employment, wellness reimbursement will end on your last day worked.

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502