Dalton Public Schools Employee Benefits



We appreciate your service as a Dalton Public Schools employee and are pleased

to provide you and your family a comprehensive benefits package.  This website provides

an overview of your benefits along with other information, such as forms, documents, and

resources if you have questions.

Enroll Now!

Voluntary Enrollment and Benefits Portal (Non-Medical)

Access the enrollment system by clicking "Enroll Now" above, and view your current benefits, make updates for the plan year, and update your life insurance beneficiary.  To complete an election, select the appropriate event and click "Begin Event."  You can also view your benefits by clicking on the Benefit Statement Date Range at the bottom of the homepage to access a PDF of your current Confirmation Statement.


State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) Enrollment (Medical)

You may access https://shbp.georgia.gov/ or call (800) 610-1863 for medical plan information.


Important Benefits Information

Additional product and carrier information can be found on the Resources page. In addition to this website, the Benefits Service Center is another resource for enrollment assistance, benefits questions, and Annual Enrollment Support.  We can help with:

  • Benefits Questions
  • Enrollments  |  Changes in Elections
  • Claims Assistance
  • Review  |  Confirmation of Current Benefit Elections
  • Update of Life Insurance Beneficiary Information


A copy of the 2024 New Hire Guide is available by clicking here.

The 2024 SHBP Decision Guide is available here.


Call us at (866) 481-4920 or send us an email: info@daltonpublicschoolsbenefits.com.
Hours: Monday - Thursday,  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday to 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Dalton Public Schools provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all benefits-eligible employees.  Call the Hamilton EAP for confidential assistance to help manage life's challenges!

Retirement & Savings

The Dalton Public Schools retirement program is made up of multiple parts: Social Security and either the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) or the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS), and a personal retirement plan option.  If you want to learn more about how our retirement plans work, and how to make sure you get the most out of your retirement, click the link below.

Flexible Spending (FSA)

The Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow you to set aside pre-tax funds that are available for healthcare and dependent day care expenses.  You may enroll in the Healthcare FSA for medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, and other related expenses and / or the Dependent Care FSA, primarily for dependent day care expenses.


ShareCare is the wellness program vendor for the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), and they provide comprehensive well-being and incentive programs for members.  As you complete wellness activities, you will earn points in your Health Incentive Account to help offset your medical expenses.  High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) members must meet a portion of the deductible before well-being points may be used. 


As a Dalton Public Schools employee, you have the option to elect short term and / or long term disability coverage.  These plans pay a benefit should you remain disabled and unable to work, and provide you with financial protection in the event you miss work due to an accident or illness, and are unable to work due to a temporary or permanent disability.

Farmer’s Home and Auto

Most people are required to maintain auto and homeowners insurance.  Premiums for these coverages can be expensive and difficult to budget.  Dalton Public Schools has partnered with Farmer's Insurance (formerly MetLife) to offer discounts up to 35% (depending on your length of employment with Dalton Public Schools) and premium payments through the convenience of payroll deduction.

Critical Illness

Critical illness insurance helps you and your family maintain financial security during the recovery period of a serious medical event, such as cancer, heart attack, or stroke.  The benefit provides a monetary benefit to help with the out-of-pocket medical and non-medical expenses of the illness, and coverage is available to both employees and their families. 

Life Insurance

Life Insurance can help provide financial protection for your family if you pass away.  The money received from a life insurance policy could help your family with both everyday and future expenses, including medical bills, funeral costs, utilities, college tuition, and mortgage payments.  Life Insurance provides you with coverage as long as you continue paying your monthly premium.

Your cost will vary depending on your age and amount of coverage you elect.  It is important to assess your current and future financial obligations to help you determine the coverage that's right for you.  Our Benefits Service Center Specialists can help you make the right decision for you and your family.


Our vision changes over time, so you may not be aware of your need for vision correction.  That’s why an annual eye exam is critical to keeping your view of the world sharp and clear.  Vision Insurance helps offset the costs of routine checkups and vision correction wear that may be prescribed.  Routine eye exams are a preventive measure for maintaining your overall health and wellness, and your doctor will look for vision problems and signs of serious medical conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, and even cancer.


Dental Insurance is designed to offer you coverage for common dental care issues and to help you budget for dental services. You pay for a certain amount out-of-pocket for services covered by your plan before your insurance starts paying (known as your deductible). Under this plan, the deductible is waived for preventive services like exams, cleanings, and x-rays. After you meet your deductible, you’re responsible for a percentage of covered expenses, which is called co-insurance.

State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP)

There are two health plan carriers available to employees and their families: Anthem and UnitedHealthcare (UHC).  Each carrier has multiple plan options available, and each plan includes coverage for preventive care, visits to primary care and specialty care providers, coverage for hospital stays, and visits to urgent care & the emergency room.  When thinking about your health benefits, don’t look at just one thing - like your contributions or the deductible - be sure to consider the whole picture!