Garfield Re-2 News You Can Use

Happy Holidays edition 1-16-19

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REMINDER IMPORTANT DATE January 28 - Check your updated salary information

Monday, Jan. 28th, 8am

This is an online event.

On January 28, 2019, all Garfield Re-2 employees will be able to log into the Employee Service Portal and see their updated individual salary information based upon the new salary schedules.

The Employe Service Portal can be found here. If you need assistance logging into the ESP for, please contact Stacy Jones @ or 665-7644.

Certified staff will receive updated contracts via TalentEd on or before January 28, 2019. If you have questions about

Important information on the Delta Dental transition

We are now in the Delta Dental network!

CEBT has partnered with Delta Dental effective January 1, 2019! The dental plan will be administered under the PPO plus Premier Network. What this means is that dentists participating in either PPO or Premier are considered in-network and members will see network savings.

One of the most common questions that we have heard has been “Is my dentist covered, or in-network?”

Here is the direct link for quick reference: You can also find this information on the CEBT website.

Under “Your Plan” please make sure to choose the Delta Dental Plus Premier option for the best search results.

Below, you will find a Frequently Asked Questions list to assist you along with a couple of other FAQ's below that are not included on that flyer:

  • How will orthodontia claims be handled if in mid-treatment? Delta Dental will want the provider to submit a new claim with the original effective date of service, and treatment plan. Your dentist can do this any time after the first of the year. Orthodontia is the only benefit that will not reset history accumulators. Therefore, claims will be on hold in January while this history is being transferred and loaded from UMR. Delta Dental expects claims to begin processing again in February.
  • Will I need to wait six months between cleanings and exams? No. The frequency limitation on cleanings and exams is based on a calendar year and the benefit will allow up to two cleanings and exams within that calendar year (as long as the annual maximum is not exhausted).
  • How will a crown pay if it is prepped in December, but the final placement is done in January? The claim will be paid based on when it is invoiced by the provider. If charges are billed upon prep date in December, the claim will be processed and paid by UMR. If charges are billed on seat/completion date then the charges will be processed and paid by Delta Dental.
  • If my open enrollment is not until April for the next fiscal year, will I be able to add dependents outside open enrollment to be effective January 1 when Delta Dental goes into effect? Unless there is qualifying life event, you must wait until April to add dependents to coverage. The move to Delta Dental alone does not qualify as an event that would allow plan changes outside open enrollment.

For employees who wish to see a non-participating Delta Dental dentist, they still have the option of continuing their current relationship under the same non-network arrangement. Regardless of which type of provider the member accesses, the claim will be processed through Delta Dental of Colorado.

If you have accessed dental services since January 1, 2019 and have questions regarding coverage / need to submit a claims, you can call the CEBT customer service representatives with questions and assistance in getting your claims processed. The CEBT customer service unit is open Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm except for Friday’s as they close at 4:00pm. The phone number for Customer Service is 1-800-332-1168.

You may also email our dedicated support members at Customer Services with questions regarding your coverage or assistance with claims at:

Reece Baer


Elisa Correll


You can also find information regarding Delta Dental in the

Benefits Library and on Page 12 of the Benefits Guide which can be found on the Benefits Library.

Below you will find:

  • Delta Dental Dentists Rifle Jan 15, 2019 - a list of the in-network providers within 20 miles of Rifle (also found at )
  • Delta Dental FAQ - the Delta Dental Frequently Asked Question document
  • Create A Delta Dental Account - guide to create a subscriber account on the Delta Dental website.

For any other questions please contact Elizabeth Rinaldi, Human Resources at or 970-665-7641.

Collaborative Solutions common message - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM SALARY TASK FORCE

In Case You Missed It - the Collaborative Solutions Common Message PDF is below.

The Collaborative Solutions Salary Task Force invites anyone to attend the first 30 minutes of our meetings to share your concerns about the new salary schedule. You can attend any of the meeting dates listed below.

The guidelines for sharing your concerns:

  • Bring concerns to the task force with as much detail as possible and sign and date the information or letter.
  • Will have a limit of 3 minutes to share the concern
  • Only concerns regarding your own situation will be heard.
  • Concerns will be shared privately with just the salary task force
  • The salary task force will only be collecting information about your concern at that time.

Meeting Dates with location TBD. A future edition of Re-2 News will contain this information prior to the first meeting.

January 29

February 13

February 27

April 10

Important AESOP information for our certified staff

Welcome to 2019! With the new year upon us we would like to take a moment and share a few important reminders regarding the Absence Management/AESOP program. This program is for Certified staff to submit your time cards, request time off and to place a substitute teacher request.

A couple important notes:

  • Please be sure to check your remaining time off balance in the Employee Service Portal prior to submitting a time off request. If you put in a personal time off request and you do not have sufficient personal hours for that request, you will be docked in accordance with policy.
  • Please remember that all absences must to be added to the Absence Management/AESOP program whether or not you will need substitute coverage. We also ask that you write a "note to the substitute" if there are any specifics that the substitute needs to know PRIOR to taking the job.

The below links provide information regarding the program and standard operating procedures. Please contact Becky Capwell, Substitute Coordinator, at 665-7640 or

Procedures on Reporting Time Off in Aesop

Procedure on Preferred Substitutes

Procedures for Substitute Teacher Performance Evaluations

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others.

Stay home when you are sick. It will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

Cover your mouth and nose. Cough / Sneeze into your elbow, Flu, serious respiratory illnesses, whooping cough, are spread by cough, sneezing or unclean hands.

Clean Your Hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.

Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.

Sarah Bell RN NCSN CDC-Flu 2019


When you don’t communicate your needs it can lead to frustration and feelings of resentment.

Whether it’s a promotion you deserve or more support from your partner with household duties, your Employee Assistance Program is available anytime, any day, to help you ask for what you need. Learn more in this month's Triad EAP newsletter. The PDF is below.

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BONUS Triad Newsletter - Building Positive Relationships at Work

Being able to build supportive relationships is half the battle. Often the key to our success lies not so much in our subject matter expertise, but in how we get our relationships to work for us. Healthy workplace relationships not only make our work enjoyable, they make our work better.

This session focuses on seeing destructive patterns in our relationships and how we can alter our approach to make those relationships work for us.

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Rifle High School Blood Drive

Staff is welcome to donate. . .

Rifle High School's National Honor Society in partnership with St. Mary's Hospital will be doing their annual blood drive at Rifle High School on Tuesday, January 29th from 8:00am to 12:30pm. Please contact Jade Rogers at if you would like to sign up for a time slot. There will be a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card for everyone who donates blood.

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The gift of Professional Development. . .You won't want to miss the upcoming trainings from Colorado River BOCES

Here is a snapshot of some upcoming trainings through the CO River BOCES!

Go to for more information.

January 25: Crisis Prevention Institute

January 31: Special Education Academy Refresher

February 4: Crisis Prevention Institute

March 1 Functional Behavioral Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plan training

March 4-5:Two day Threat Assessment

Frosty asks, "Have you signed up for Garfield County Emergency Alerts?"

Want to know about road closures? Fire danger?

The Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority, has implemented a state-of-the-art emergency notification system to alert citizens about emergencies and other important community news. The emergency notification system, provided by 3n Global, enables the Public Safety agencies within Garfield County to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

Click here to sign up for the emergency notification system.

You can also sign up for alerts from Mesa, Eagle and Pitkin and Rio Blanco County from the at the bottom of the page.