James Irwin Charter School

Table of Content

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  2. Overview
    1. Welcome
    2. Benefits Overview
    3. How to Enroll
    4. Medical
    5. Virtual Medical Visits
    6. Direct Primary Care
    7. Wellness Program
    8. HSA
    9. Dental
    10. Vision
    11. Life & Disability
    12. Supplemental Health
    13. Value Added Benefits
    14. Additional Resources
    15. Benefit Summaries
    16. Contact Us
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Helping you and your family reach and maintain good health is very important to James Irwin Charter School. We are pleased to offer a selection of benefits designed with your health and financial well-being in mind. We review our benefit programs each year to ensure we consider the best combination of benefit coverage, network access and affordability for employees. Annual open enrollment is your opportunity to learn about the 2024 Benefits Program, however, you can review your current coverage at any time throughout the year.

  • View your Benefits Overview
  • Watch the Educational Videos and view the Additional Resources to learn more about your benefits program.

Benefits Overview

James Irwin Charter School remains committed to providing a competitive, cost-effective benefit program. Please review your 2024 Benefits Enrollment Guide for information on all of your benefits.

2024 Benefits Program Updates:

  • Core benefit carriers (medical, dental, vision, life, disability) will continue for the 2024 plan year.
  • JICS increased their medical and Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions to provide additional funding to employees wanting to enroll their dependents, spouse or child(ren).
  • All medical plans will receive a rate change that will be shared between JICS and its employees.
  • The HMO (Copay) plan includes plan design changes to the deductible and out-of-pocket maximum figures.
  • The Base HDHP plan includes a plan change to coinsurance once the deductible has been met.
  • Dental plan with Delta Dental exceeded budget figures and will receive an increase in 2024; they provided a two (2) year rate guarantee, which provides a no change to rates for the 2025 plan year.


James Irwin offers a comprehensive medical plan offering with a choice between a PPO, EPO, and QHDHP plan.

How do I locate Medical Providers?

  1. Follow the medical link to the Aetna website.
  2. Click on Find a Provider
  3. Under Guests choose Plan from an employer. Enter your zip code, city, state or county then click Search.
  4. Next, choose the appropriate plan from the Select a Plan drop down menu. Specifically, under Aetna Whole Health Plans CHOOSE the Aetna Whole Health –Colorado Front Range Health Network Only and click Continue
  5. 4.Input in the name of the provider or the type of provider for which you are searching (examples include primary care physicians or urgent care). You can also use the tiles below the search field to search by category.

How do I access my Medical ID Card?

  1. Login to the Aetna portal
  2. Select 'Download an ID Card'
How to Read an EOB

How to Read an EOB



Using a HSA

Using a HSA

Virtual Medical Visits

General Medical

$56 or less/visit

Talk to a licensed doctor for non-emergency conditions 24/7

Flu ● Sinus infections ● Sore throats ● And more

Mental Health

$90 or less/therapist visit

$215 or less/psychiatrist first visit

$100/psychiatrist ongoing visit

Talk to a therapist 7 days a week (7 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time)


$85 or less/consult

Upload images of a skin issue online and get a custom treatment plan within 2 days

Eczema ● Acne ● Rashes● And more

Set up your account or log in today

Visit Teladoc.com/Aetna

Call 1-855-TELADOC (835-2362) | Download the app 


The Health Savings Account is a cost savings tool that can assist with paying for qualified out-of-pocket medical costs. The H.S.A account is owned by you, the employee. Monies can be contributed up the annual maximum contribution set by the IRS every year. If you do not spend all of those funds during the calendar year, those funds will carry over into the next year. You own and control the money in your H S A. This is intended to be a savings account so the more money you put in, the more money you’ll have available to pay for qualified out-of-pocket health care expenses. If you change jobs or retire, your H S A balance goes with you. You must be covered by a Qualified High Deductible Health Plan (QHDHP) to be able to contribute to an H S A.

James Irwin provides the following HSA contributions for employees enrolled in the QHDHP plan with an HSA:

HSA $4k Plan: $50 / month for employee only and $75 / month for all other tiers

HSA $5k Plan: $100 / month for employee only and $125 / month for all other tiers

In 2024, the maximum annual contribution for single enrollee set by the IRS is $4,150 and maximum family contribution is $8,300. A catch-up contribution, up to an additional $1,000, is allowed for individuals who are 55 years or older.

The HSA account is offered through Optum Bank. If you would like to establish an account or make changes to it, please visit with the James Irwin Human Resource Department for assistance.




Your dental plan is provided Delta Dental of Colorado.

How do I locate Dental Providers?

  1. Follow the dental link to the Delta Dental website:
  2. Login to the Delta Dental portal
  3. Search Provider Directory

How do I access my Dental ID Card?

  1. Login to the Delta Dental portal
  2. Select 'Download an ID Card'



Your vision plan is provided by Anthem Vision.

How do I locate Vision Providers?

  1. Follow the vision link to the Anthem Vision website:
  2. Login to the portal
  3. Search Provider Directory in the Blue View Vision Network

How do I access my Vision ID Card?

  1. Login to the portal
  2. Select 'Download an ID Card'


Life & Disability

James Irwin believes in offering our employees the opportunity to provide for their family's future rather than leaving it to chance.

Life Insurance

Life insurance can provide your dependents with a lifetime of financial security and upon your death, can be used to pay off your debts - such as credit cards and your mortgage - or other expenses that could burden your family.

That's why James Irwin provides Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance to full-time employees at no cost to you.

As an employee, you have the option to purchase additional Life and AD&D for yourself, spouse, and dependents.

Disability Insurance

Becoming disabled is often and unexpected and a burdensome experience, and it can happen to anyone. Disability insurance can help protect your income in the event of a disability by providing you a benefit for injuries and sickness which are not work related.

James Irwin offers both Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability.

Please see your 2023 Benefit Guide for details.

Life and Disability

Life and Disability

Contact Us

As you consider your benefit options, please be sure to review all available information. If you don't understand your benefits or need any assistance, please contact Shaya Johnston at shaya.johnston@jamesirwin.org.