Sumner County Schools offers a choice of health plans to all full-time employees. The Board pays the amount towards medical insurance premiums. Employees on an unpaid leave of absence may continue their insurance by paying the full premium each month. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may allow for exceptions under certain circumstances.
Under the requirements of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), as amended, an employer must offer to continue group health benefits to certain employees and dependents in certain instances where coverage under the plan would otherwise end. Questions regarding COBRA should be addressed to the Benefits Department.
Sumner County Schools offers a choice of dental plans to all full-time employees and pays the amount towards the premium.
The Sumner County Board of Education provides compensation for work-related injuries for each employee through the Occupational Compensation Plan of the Sumner County Casualty Insurance Board. When an injury or accident occurs on the job, an employee must promptly notify his/her principal or immediate supervisor. This should be done even if the employee does not feel the need for medical attention. The employee is also responsible for reporting where, what, when and how the injury or illness occurred with enough information that medical treatment can be started and the necessary reports completed. If the injury is life threatening, qualified emergency transportation should be obtained and the principal or immediate supervisor notified as soon as possible. It is important the incident be reported within 24 hours or the next scheduled workday. The principal or immediate supervisor of the employee is responsible for seeing that the Worker Injury Report is completed and forwarded to the Risk Management Office.
BELOW ARE THE STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR TREATMENT OF WORK-RELATED INJURIES FOR SUMNER COUNTY EMPLOYEES:
Immediately report the incident to your supervisor/department head.
The supervisor/department head should then contact the Risk Management Office at 451-6023. If the injury occurs after normal business hours, please leave a message on the answering machine and they will contact you the next business day.
Complete the Occupational Injury Report provided to each department by the Risk Management Office, immediately fax to their office and then mail the original to Risk Management.
In the event an incident involves a serious injury, please report to the nearest Emergency Room. *Note: If medical attention is necessary, be reminded that Risk Management must give authorization for treatment to the treating facility before the employee receives medical attention.
Failure to have all medical treatment authorized by the Risk Management Office may result in denial of payment.
The Sumner County Schools provides liability insurance for employees while performing acts which are within the scope of their duties and / or employment.