Optional Benefits Offering
Visit our Employee Discount website to learn about discounts exclusively designed for DPS employees. Take advantage of special pricing on popular, innovative products and services to help you better manage your day-to-day life.
Tax Sheltered Retirement Options
The IRS allows full-time and part-time DPS employees to save for retirement and reduce their current income taxes. An employee may defer a portion of his or her salary on a pretax basis by opening an account with one of the District’s approved 403(b) vendors, the PERA 401(k) program, and/or the DPS 457(b) plan. DPS will deduct the amount authorized by the employee and send it to the tax deferred provider. Click here for additional information. Please know that it is the employee’s responsibility to monitor contributions to ensure annual IRS limits ($17,000 for individuals under 50 years of age and $22,500 for those over the age of 50) are not exceeded.
The following optional, voluntary insurance premiums are deducted from paychecks on an after-tax basis. Therefore, you may add or drop coverage at any time.
In case of an accident or illness, DPS offers optional supplemental insurance policies to pay cash benefits to you while injured or sick. Types of indemnity insurance offered include:
- AFLAC Personal Cancer Indemnity
- AFLAC Personal Accident Indemnity
- AFLAC Hospital Intensive Care Protection
- Personal Sickness Indemnity
Click here to view the latest rates and offerings. If you want to enroll or change policies, contact AFLAC Insurance Representative Marsha Hebert at 720-291-6456, or visit her at one of the Benefits Fairs.
Auto and Home Insurance
DPS offers employees the opportunity to purchase auto and home insurance at a group rate. Call MetLife Benefits Line 1-800-438-6388 for quotes, to apply for coverage, and for customer service. Or, click here to find out more about the program and get instant auto insurance quotes online. For auto quotes, please have the following ready: Social Security Number, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and driver’s license number of each driver in your household.
Employees can receive a group discount off of Pet Insurance plans through MetLife. A policy covers thousands of medical problems and conditions related to accidents or illnesses (even cancer) for your pet. You have the freedom to visit any licensed veterinarian anywhere, even when you’re away from home. For more information, or to enroll, call 1-800-438-6388 or click here.