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MANDATORY Enrollment

TWO WAYS TO ENROLL

  1. BY PHONE:  1-855-874-0185  (Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET)
  2. ONLINE:  www.benefitsgo.com/Schoolboardofvolusiacounty

 

The Insurance and Employee Benefits Department oversees and facilitates all aspects of employee benefits, which consists of, but is not limited to health, dental, life, dependent life, disability, vision, personal accident insurance, a 403(b) and ROTH programs, employee assistance program and retirement. This department also handles the property, flood, fleet, student accident, catastrophic sports, petroleum liability, boiler & machinery, employee crime bond, house movers bond, cyber security insurance and Workers' Compensation. The Insurance and Employee Benefits Department strives to effectively communicate information about all employee benefits while maintaining confidential customer service to all active employees and retirees. This department is also tasked with the communication of the projected cost and explanation of all district insurance and benefit programs to the stakeholders. The department also ensures compliance with Federal and State laws such as COBRA, IRS Section 125, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Workers' Compensation while maintaining timely and accurate reconciliation, reporting and payment of employee deductions and payment for all programs. 

 


Department Contacts

Sandy Higginbotham, Director​​​
Email skhiggin@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20300

Deia Davis, Retirement Specialist
​Email: ddavis2@volusia.k12.fl.us  
Ext. 20311     Fax:  (386)626-0048
​​​​​John T. (Trent) Shealy, Workers' Compensation/Retiree Insurance Specialist
Email:  jtshealy@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20308
Amy M. Smith,  Benefits Specialist
Email: amsmith1@volusia.k12.fl.us
Ext. 20307
Carla Cosio, Wellness Coordinator
Email: ccosio@fhcp.com 
Phone: (386) 676-7100 Ext. 7247

​​Amy Minger, OS III
LAST NAMES A-K:  New Hires, Family Status Changes, COBRA, LOA, Terminations

Email: amminger@volusia.k12.fl.us 
Ext. 20309

Pamela (Dani) Adamski, OS III
LAST NAMES L​-Z:  New Hires,​ Family Status Changes, COBRA, LOA, Terminations

Email: pradamsk@volusia.k12.fl.us 
Ext. 20304