Healthcare Information and FAQ's
A Cigna representative will be onsite at CES on Tuesdays, from 11-5 to answer any questions you may have.
Some pdf's that may help explain things to you.
A few FAQ’s
- This program does not change your current insurance coverage.
- This does not apply to emergency situations.
- Pre-certification is not a referral. Referrals are still NOT required with the WCPS plan.
- In patient stays are already going through pre-certification. Select outpatient treatment will now need pre-certification. Call Cigna for exact details on your specific situation.
- Doctors are accustomed to gaining pre-certification approval prior to proceeding with treatment.
Teacher of the Year 2019-2020
Congratulations to Joshua Edwards, the 2019 Washington County Teacher of the Year! He teaches Art at Clear Spring High School. We are proud of all WCPS teachers, and we look forward to Mr. Edwards representing the school system in the year ahead.
Do you have questions about your healthcare bill? Contact one of the following:
- WCPS Benefits Office - 301-766-2810
- Tricia Riley, WCPS Benefits Specialist: email
- Contact Cigna - 800-244-6224 - If you have Medicare as your primary insurance please contact them first.
Be sure to log into your My Cigna page or app. Check out items available under the My Health tab. There are Discount Programs and Resources available that may save you additional money.
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MSEA continues to keep standing strong to protect our public schools from cuts and privatization in the days ahead. Get the last action alerts and breaking news on state education issues by signing up for their text alerts.
Text MSEA to 84693 and you'll be kept in the loop.
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WCTA News Update
WCTA has negotiated a solid salary increase utilizing local funds and a state Kirwan grant.
Salary Step Crosswalk is available here to explain the increase and changes to the salary scale.
Medical benefits premium increases were held to just 2% thanks to member advocacy and changes in usage. And we were able to get some additions/improvements to the coverage for both medical and dental.
The spring membership drive is still taking place; we always have room to welcome new members into the Association. Below the application and information are linked. Remind recently hired teachers of the new salary scale that positively impacts all unit members, especially those early in their careers. Dues will not begin until October 2019.
Neil Becker was elected President
Carol Mowen was elected Vice President
Helen Huffer was elected by write-in for Elementary-at-Large
Keith McCray was also re-elected for his Elementary-at-Large position
Tonya Meadows has accepted the Middle School Member-at-Large position at this time
Carol Kreykenbohm-Barnhart was elected High School Member-at-Large by write-in.
This Fund-Raiser is for everyone - WCTA members, non-members, co-workers, family and friends. Download the pdf here. At the bottom of the paper is a coupon to be filled out and returned along with your club dues of $15.00 (Checks should be made payable to WCTA Scholarship Fund). Drawings are held monthly during the WCTA Rep Council meeting. One lucky winner will be awarded a gift certificate to that month's corresponding restaurant. If you win one month, you are still eligible for each of the subsequent monthly drawings. Multiple entries are welcome. You may join at any time, late entries will not be eligible for months already drawn. Each entry remains active for the 12 drawings listed on the paper.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE WCTA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Winners 2018/2019 School Year:
July - Jenny Peck-Weigand @ Pleasant Valley won $30 to The Stadium
Aug - Nadine Fox @ CES won $25 to Fratellis
Sept - Beth VanReenen @ Pleasant Valley won $25 to Rik’s Café
Oct - Michelle Neibauer @ Smithsburg Elem won $30 to Hempen Hill
Nov - Tony McDonald @ Salem Ave won $25 to Café Del Sol
Dec - Sharon Chirgott @ retired $40 to the Black Eyed Susan (which closed) so Sharon took the cash
Jan - Heather McAllister @ Fountain Rock Elementary won $50 cash
Feb - Richard Snyder - retired won $25 to House of Kobe
March - Tiffany Lewis @ Western Heights Middle School won $25 to Cafe del Sol
April - Carol Mowen @ Washington County Technical High won a $25 giftcard to BJ'S Brewhouse
May - Jenny Peck-Weigand @ Pleasant Valley won $25 to Riks Café
June - Ann Whisner @ Marshall Street won $30 to Chic’s Seafood
Interested in joining WCTA or have a question you would like to ask us. Fill out and submit the form below and you will be contacted.