Benefits/Payroll/Retirement Information

Health, Dental and Life Insurance Information

The following employees are eligible for benefits through the Town of Needham:
Teachers and administrators who work half-time or more and support staff who work twenty hours per week or more 

EyeMed Vision information sheet 

Insurance Declination Form

Further information can also be found at the Town of Needham Human Resources website. 

Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts

Benefit Strategies offers both an FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and a DCA (Dependent Care Account). Please note that HSA Qualified Plans are not eligible for an FSA. Once you enroll in Benefit Strategies during open enrollment you will want to visit their website to set up an account: 

Benefit Strategies FY2020 Enrollment Form

          FSA DCA Extended Eligible Expenses

          FSA Eligible Expense List

          Standard Rollover Payroll Information

          Benefit Strategies Spanish Brochure  

Health Equity - Health Savings Account HSA

  • Health Equity Health Savings Account information - for use with High Deductible health insurance plans

Employee Health Savings Account (HSA) Payroll Contribution/Deduction Form

Wellness Program

Needham Public Schools has a strong commitment to ensuring that its employees have access to as many tools as possible to sustain a healthy lifestyle. The district has created and partnered with other entities to offer programs and incentives to support endeavors by employees to eat healthy, exercise frequently and foster a healthy lifestyle. These include discounted gym memberships, wellness challenges and more!


Payroll Information   

Direct Federal Credit Union  

NPS Direct at Work Introduction

All NPS faculty and staff are eligible to become members of Direct Federal Credit Union and receive loan discounts, premium rates on deposits, reduced closing costs, & other specials throughout the year. Through the Direct@Work program, you have a financial resource available to you to help with all of your financial needs.


Non-Union Disability Highlights

Non-Union Disability Enrollment Form - Needham Public Schools 


Teachers and Administrators (Units A and B, Principals, Central Administrators) participate in the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System. Teaching assistants, program specialists, secretaries, office assistants, food service workers and managers (Units C, D, and E) participate in the Town of Needham Retirement Board.

Each contract has a required notification date to access sick leave buy back (see specific unit contracts).

Teacher interested in more information about retirement can visit the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System's web page.

Retirement Calculator

Purchasing Creditable Service


Retirement Application

Social Security

Windfall Elimination Provision

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