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Roanoke City Public Schools

Our employees are our most valuable asset. 

That’s why at Roanoke City Public Schools we are committed to a comprehensive employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.


Benefits include:

  • Medical Plans and Vision Plans

  • Dental Plans

  • Health Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • 403(b), Non-VRS 457 and Roth Retirement Account Options

  • Cancer & Accident Plans

Eligible employees must elect or waive benefit coverage.


Proof of Dependent Eligibility: If adding new dependents during Open Enrollment, employees are required to submit proof of eligibility by the last day of the Open Enrollment period. As a New Hire or due to a Qualifying Event, proof of eligibility is also required for new dependents within 31 calendar days of the date of hire or a Qualifying Event. If ineligible dependents are found, they will be removed from the plan. 


Updates for 2023: 

  • Health and Limited Flexible Spending Account (FSA) maximum: $3,050.
  • No increase in Vision rates.
  • Virtual Physical Therapy provided by Kaia at no additional cost to employees and their dependents age 18+ enrolled in a UHC medical plan. Kaia uses artificial intelligence (AI) to track your movements.
  • 2nd.MD Second Opinion service is provided at no additional cost to those employees in a UHC medical plan. The Second Opinion service offers access to convenient consultations with medical experts, virtually and by phone.
  • Effective January 1, 2023, additional medications will be added to the list of those requiring step therapy, quantity limits and prior authorization. If your medication is impacted, you will receive a letter advising you of this change and entailing any action needed or available alternatives.
  • Medical and Dental rates have increased; RCPS makes every effort to provide affordable insurance rates for our employees. This increase in premiums is due to Increased medical costs, prescription drug costs, and claims. ENROLLMENT

Wellness Program


It is anticipated that if employees exhibit healthful behaviors, the result will be both a healthier workforce and reduced overall health care costs.


Wellness Compliant Requirement:

RCPS’ wellness program is offered through UnitedHealth Personal Rewards® program. Here’s the only requirement:

  • Complete a preventive physical examination between January 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023. No paperwork is required. Instead, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will receive the physical code submitted by your provider’s office when billing UHC.
  • UnitedHealthcare allows one physical anytime in the calendar year, and accordingly, you can schedule your physical earlier in the year if need be, to meet the September 30 deadline. You must have a Preventive Care/Wellness Physical for the appropriate code to be submitted when billing. Periodic office visits to check medications or health status will not count as a Preventive Care/Wellness Physical.
  • Consider having your wellness physical early!

    Scheduling your physical early will allow:

    • More scheduling and appointment flexibility.
    • Less stress for the employee attempting to keep their status wellness compliant.
    • An employee to avoid the possibility of a temporary, non-compliant deduction/credit.


Real Appeal, this is a comprehensive weight loss program for employees enrolled in the medical plan. 

  • Real Appeal can help you reach your personal weight loss goals and help reduce your risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. It’s an easy digital program offered at no cost to you as part of our medical benefits plan through RCPS.
    When you enroll, you’ll receive:
    > A personalized transformation coach for an entire year.
    Your transformation coach who will guide you through the program and develop a simple, customized plan that fits your needs, preferences, goals and medical history.
    > 24/7 online support and mobile app, helping to stay accountable to goals even easier.
    Weekly analysis, feedback and goal reporting.
    > A Success Kit that includes a digital food scale, “perfect portion” plate and much more – delivered to your door!
    Real Appeal is a fun and engaging plan that helps you learn simple steps for a healthier life, so you can spark your transformation. Enrollment in this program is online – go to to sign up. For questions or technical issues, call the Answer Center at 844-344-7325, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 11 pm ET.

    Smoking Cessation Reimbursement will continue. This reimbursement is for a Provider Recommended Smoking (or other tobacco product) Cessation program. The reimbursement is for program costs, up to a one-time total of $500. 
    If you terminate employment, wellness reimbursement will end on your last day worked.

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502