• New Hire Benefits Enrollment 

    Welcome to Collier County Public Schools! All newly hired benefit-eligible employees are encouraged to review the benefits information available HERE prior to completing new hire benefits enrollment.

    Benefits Effective Date

    Employee Coverage: All benefit-eligible employees will AUTOMATICALLY be enrolled in the District-Paid Medical (employee only) and Basic Life coverage effective the first contract date. All other voluntary benefits are effective the first of the month following the first contract date. Voluntary worksite benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital and Universal Life) effective date is determined at the time of enrollment.

    Dependent Coverage: Dependent coverage for all voluntary benefits is effective on the first of the month following the employee’s first contract date. Voluntary worksite benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital and Universal Life) effective date is determined at the time of enrollment.

    If enrollment is not completed within 30 days from the first contract date, benefit changes will not be permitted until the next Annual Open Enrollment period, unless the employee experiences a Permissible Benefit Enrollment Event.

    Please note if enrolling in the District-paid medical plan as an employee, the plan is PRIMARY and any other coverage will be considered secondary.  For more information on Coordination of Coverage for employees or dependents, please review the Summary Plan Description found on the FORMS page.

     How to Enroll

    All newly hired benefit-eligible employees must be cleared for employment by Human Resources prior to enrolling in benefits.  The Benefits and Wellness Office will notify new hires by email when they are cleared to schedule a benefits enrollment appointment

    Please follow the steps below to complete your benefits enrollment.

    Prior to enrolling, review the list of links on the left-hand side of this webpage to learn about the benefits offered through CCPS. The Employee Benefits Guide and Checklist and Rate Sheet are also great sources of information.

    Steps to Enroll

    1. After your first contract day, schedule an appointment to enroll in benefits at www.usenrollmentservices.com or call US Enrollment Services at (800) 282-0732 option 0.

    • Appointments are available every Wednesday from 10AM – 6PM 

    NOTE: New hires starting in the Fall will complete both New Hire (for the current calendar year) and Annual Open Enrollment (for the subsequent calendar year) during the annual Benefits Open Enrollment which typically occurs in October. Follow step 1 above to schedule an appointment and tell the person you will be completing both the New Hire AND Open Enrollment. 

    2. Before your appointment:

    • Visit www.collierschools.com/benefits to review the benefits offered to you and your dependents
    • Gather social security numbers and dates of birth for dependents and beneficiaries you will be adding

    3. On the day of your appointment, call US Enrollment Services at (877) 220-0044 to complete your enrollment.

    4. After enrollment, review your benefit elections by logging into the CCPS Portal at origin1.collierschools.com. Select Staff, then My Benefits.

    Dependent Documentation: If adding dependent(s) to the medical coverage, certain documentation must be submitted to the Benefits & Wellness Office within 30 days of the coverage effective date to confirm dependent eligibility. Click HERE for the list of dependent documentation requirements.  If this documentation is not provided within 30 days, these benefits will be terminated.


    Questions? Contact the Benefits & Wellness Office at 239-377-0340 or one of the following Benefits staff members:

    Elementary Schools, Transportation & Maintenance Employees                                                      Teresa Cowley, Benefits Specialist                                                                                            239-377-0352 or cowleyte@collierschools.com

     Secondary Schools & Administrative Center Employees                                                                  Tabitha Campbell, Benefits Specialist                                                                                        239-377-0370 or CampbeTa@collierschools.com

    Florida Retirement System (FRS)
    Approximately 60 days from your start date, employees new to FRS will receive an information packet on choosing a retirement plan. The employee will have eight months from their first contract date to select a retirement plan (Pension or Investment) or they will default to the Investment Plan. New employees are encouraged to contact the Financial Guidance Line at 866-446-9377 for questions and assistance in selecting a retirement plan. 
    Below are additional resources to assist new employees with making a plan election: 
    Required Notices & Other Resources: