Employee Benefits
Angel Dawson,          Benefits Coordinator
Angel Dawson, Benefits Coordinator
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Benefits are a large part of the total compensation package for Gordon County Schools’ (GCS) employees. GCS offers employees and eligible family members a comprehensive and valuable benefits program. We encourage you to take the time to educate yourself about your options and select the best coverage for your family. In order to meet the changing needs of our employees, we are continuously reviewing and updating these benefits and their features. The following is an overview of the benefits provided by GCS. Because of the importance of the benefits package, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the details of the various plans from a variety of sources, including the Employee Benefits Guide and the State Health Benefits Plan Guide. These publications, along with other detailed information, can be found on the Employee Benefit Portal.



  • Cafeteria Plan: A flexible benefit plan is available that allows employees to select non-taxable benefits according to Section 125 of the IRS code. The cafeteria pla also enables eligible employees to convert their premium contributions for health, dental, vision, cancer, critical illness, accident and flex medical/dependent reimbursement care from an after tax expense to a pre-tax expense. All employees will default to the cafeteria plan unless you opt out in writing to the Benefits Department.



Employee Health Insurance


State Health Benefit Plan

2016 Decision Guide  - Active  


All full-time employees working 20 hours or more per week are eligible to purchase group health insurance through the State Health benefit Plan (SHBP).


State Health Benefit Portal

How to access your health benefits:

    1. Go to https://myshbpga.adp.com/shbp/


The first time you access the site, you will be required to create a User Name and Password.

    1. Click “Register Here”
    1. Enter the SHBP Registration Code: SHBP-GA
    1. Enter information to verify your identity
    1. Create user name – User Name must be at least 4 characters long and may contain numbers, letters, and one of these 4 characters ( - @ . _ )
    1. Create a Password. Passwords are case sensitive and must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least 1 number and 1 letter. It is recommended your Password be 12 or more characters with a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
    1. Set up your Password hints and security question responses as they will help you gain access to the site in case you ever forget your password.
    1. You are required to provide your email address to make online elections.
    1. Final: Use your newly created User Name and Password to log in!



Please contact SHBP with any technical issues at: 800-610-1863





Employee Voluntary Benefits


Employee Benefits Portal

2016 Benefits Decision Guide  - Active   


Gordon County Schools offers you and your eligble family members a comprehensive and valuable benefits program. We encourage you to take your time to educate yourself about your options and select the best coverage for you and your family. All full-time employees who work at least 20 hours or more per week are eligible for coverage the 1st of the month following one full month of continuous employment. You must be actively at work on the effective date for coverage to take effect.  

  • Medcare Complete - Telemedicine 855-879-4332
  • Dental - Ameritas - 800-487-5553
  • Vision - Ameritas - 800-487-5553
  • Short-Term Disability - Sun Life - 800-247-6875
  • Long-Term Disability - Sun Life - 800-247-6875
  • Voluntary Life & AD&D - UNUM - 800-421-0344
  • Cancer Plan - Allstate - 800-348-4489
  • Accident Plan - Allstate - 800-348-4489
  • Critical Illness - Allstate - 800-348-4489
  • Term to 100 Life - Allstate - 800-348-4489
  • Flexible Spending Medical & Dependent Care - TASC - 800-422-4661



Employee Benefits Portal


How to access your benefits:


  1. Go to http://www.mygordonbenefits.com/

  2. Under “Employees”, click on “Click Here to Login”

  3. Click on “New User Registration”

  4. Enter the following information and click next

    1. First Name

    2. Last Name

    3. Company Identifier: GCS12

    4. Last 4 Digits of SSN

    5. Birth date

  5. Create Username and Password, then click on “Register”

  6. On the next page, it will show your selected Username, underneath click on “Login”

  7. On the Login Page, enter your Username and Password

  8. Click on the green Start button to begin the enrollment process



    Please contact Employee Benefits Portal with any technical issues at: 706-629-7366






Employee Retirement Benefits 


Teachers Retirement System (TRS) - Gordon County Schools participates in the TRS system of Georgia. Members contribute a mandatory retirement contribution of 6% and the employer contributes 14.27% of the gross earnings per month.

Eligibility for TRS is any employee with the exception of those employees required to be a member of the Public School Employees Retirement System listed below.

Retirement eligibility for TRS is age 60 OR 30 years of service OR be eligible for disability retirement with a minimum of 10 years of credible service.

Please visit the TRS website to create a profile, designate your beneficiary, and learn more about your retirement options.



Public School Employee Retirement System (PSERS) - Eligibility for PSERS is Non-Supervisory positions in the school system in: Maintenance, Custodial, Transportation, and Cafeteria. (Certain managers are eligible for TRS membership)

Members who joined PSERS prior to July 1, 2012, will pay a mandatory $4.00 per month for nine months of the year for a total of $36 per year. If you joined PSERS after July 1, 2012, you will pay $10 per month for nine months of the year for a total contribution of $90 per year. 



Supplemental Retirement 403(b), 457, ROTH - Gordon County Schools offers employees the opportunity to participate in two tax deferred savings plans: the the 403(b) and the 457 deferred compensation plan. The 403(b) plan also offers a ROTH option for accumulating additional retirement savings. The supplemental retirement plan is currently administered through Lincoln Financial.

All employees may participate in the supplemental retirement plan including substitutes, after-school care, part-time, or full-time employees.