SPECIAL OPEN ENROLLMENT: August 30 – September 12, 2018

Change from Traditional Plan to High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)


The Healthcare Subcommittee determined annual employee contribution rates for the 2018-2019 school year on August 29, 2018. Due to the significant increase, the District is able to offer every employee currently enrolled in the Traditional Plan an option to switch immediately to the High Deducible Healthcare Plan (HDHP) during a special open enrollment. If you are currently enrolled in the Traditional Plan, you have a special enrollment period to change to the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Read this special enrollment guide so you can make the best decision for your healthcare coverage.

KPBSD Healthcare Webpage

Questions? Contact: Stacey Cockroft, Employee Benefits Manager Kenai Peninsula Borough School District 148 N. Binkley St. Soldotna, AK 99669 Phone: (907) 714-8879 Fax: (907) 262-9645 scockroft@kpbsd.k12.ak.us


  • What if I do nothing?

Your current elections will remain the same. Once a year changes to the Health Care plan can be made between November 15, 2018 and December 15, 2018. These election changes will be effective January 1, 2019.

  • When do I need my changes in for the special open enrollment, with necessary documentation?

All forms must be completed and returned to Stacey Cockroft by 4:30 p.m. on or before Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

  • When is the next time I can make changes if I do not act by September 12, 2018?

The next open enrollment is in November 15, 2018 through December 15, 2018, unless you experience a Special Enrollment (Qualifying) event, as described in the Summary Plan Description.

How-To details For specifics about the Health Care plans and Special Open Enrollment, refer to the August 30, 2018, email from Stacey Cockroft, Employee Benefits Manager, and the information packet that was emailed to every employee, or visit refer to the "Health Care Coverage" section on the KPBSD website, in the Employees section: http://bit.ly/KPBSDemployees and review the forms and information provided in the Special Open Enrollment section.

*This Special Open Enrollment only applies to employees who currently enrolled in the Traditional Health Care plan, and does not apply to any other benefits, such as American Fidelity.