Yes, IAs who works 20 or more hours per week (0.57 FTE or greater) during the school year are offered a full year of health insurance benefits, matching the benefit offered to all other union and non-union town and school employees. More than 99% of IAs at Andover Public Schools have access to health insurance benefits.
Employees can choose from individual and family plans, and the town pays either 81.1% (hired before July 1, 2017) or 70.0% (hired after July 1, 2017) of the total Network Blue New England health care premium. For Andover Instructional Assistants, the average annual health care benefit (town cost) is $6,991 for those on individual plans, and $19,466 for those who on family plans.
Further, IAs who are retired from Andover Public Schools receive health insurance benefits for themselves and their families until they reach the age of 65 and become Medicare eligible.
More information on town and school health insurance benefits can be found on the Human Resources website.