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Employee Benefits


Please review this information regarding open enrollment. If you have additional questions, reach out to Emily Shipe at

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Who to Contact

ENV Insurance
ICSD Business Office
ICSD HR Department
Robert Van Keuren
ENV Connect

The Ithaca City School District has transitioned to a new online benefits system called ENV Connect. Through ENV Connect, staff are able to view their current insurance plan information and benefit elections, as well as enroll and/or make changes to their plan during an open enrollment period or because of a qualifying event

Click here to access your ENV Connect account. If you have not yet registered, please contact Human Resources for a new invitation email.


Summaries of Benefits and Coverage

ESPI - SBC: $100/$700_Rx $5/$10
ITA/IEA - SBC: $150/$750_Rx $10/$25/$40
PPO (Admin/IPDA/Managerial & Confidential)_Rx $5/$35/$70
SBC: $50/$450_Rx $1/$6

Health Insurance

The ICSD offers employees comprehensive medical plans through Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

Self-Funded Member Guidebook
Download the self-funded version of the Excellus BCBS member guidebook for helpful information, including:
  • How to find a doctor
  • Managing your health and wellbeing
  • Expanding access to care through telehealth
  • Preventive care
  • Important information about your contract
Transparency in Coverage
The Transparency in Coverage Final Rules requires health plans to disclose on a public website the following information in two separate categories of machine-readable files*:
  • In-network provider rates for covered items and services 
  • Out-of-network allowed amounts and billed charges for covered items and services 

Visit the Excellus BCBS website to view this information:

*Machine-readable files are designed for a machine (i.e., computer) to read and will not be user-friendly for members. The best user experience for Excellus BCBS members will be to log in to their online account to access the cost estimation tool.

2022-23 Health and Dental Insurance Rates
Benefits and Coverage
Classic Blue Benefit Grids
COVID-19 Resources
Instructions to Submit HIPAA Authorization Online
Medical Claim Forms
Member Guidebook

Annual Disclosures/Reminders 2022-2023
Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Notice
HIPAA Notice
Medicaid - Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]
Michelle's Law + Women's Health and Cancer Act + Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act
Medicare D Notice (for staff over 65)


All employees covered by the ICSD insurance plan can receive care 24/7 via telemedicine. This service is provided by MDLIVE, a partner of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

If you need to schedule a telemedicine appointment, and you utilize the ICSD insurance plan, follow these steps to access telemedicine 24/7 via MDLIVE:

Telemedicine Services FAQs
Telemedicine Services - BCBS
MDLIVE Overview
MDLIVE Registration Card

Vision and Dental

The ICSD offers employees vision and dental plans, administered by Ameritas. The FUSION plan combines dental and eye care benefits in one easy-to-administer plan.

2022-23 Health and Dental Insurance Rates
FUSION Highlight Sheet
Dental & Vision Transition Information
Dental Benefits Handout
Dental Claim Form
Dental Enrollment/Change/Waiver Form
Eye Care Highlight Sheet
Vision Benefits Handout
Vision Enrollment/Change/Waiver Form
Vision/Fusion Claim Form
Notice of Privacy Practices
English Version
Spanish Version

Once you've been enrolled in the Ameritas group plan, you'll receive a certificate outlining your benefits. Contact Ameritas if you haven't received a certificate. You can also access benefit information online by signing into your member account. Upon request, Ameritas will provide members with a paper copy of their certificate.

Flexible Spending Accounts

The ICSD partners with Pro-Flex Administrators LLC to offer employees Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). This benefit allows employees to pay for everyday health care, dependent care expenses, and certain individual premium expenses with pre-tax dollars. 

Direct Deposit Agreement
Direct Deposit Enrollment Form
Eligible Expenses List
FAQ - FSA with Rollover
FSA Enrollment Form
Mobile App Information
Website & Mobile App Access Info



The ICSD offers employees prescription benefit plans, administered by Express Scripts.

Notice of Privacy Practices


US OMNI offers a supplemental retirement plan that gives you the option to save money from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis while allowing your money to grow tax-deferred until retirement. 

403(b) Salary Reduction Agreement Form
403(b) Universal Availability Notice
OMNI - Plan Details
OMNI - Start/Change Contributions