New Retiree Benefits

Congratulations on your retirement! Every retiree is required to watch all the videos listed on this webpage and visit the related links.

For your convenience, on the links below, right-click to open them in new windows so you don't lose track of this page. You may also use your web browsers back arros to return to this page after watching each video or reading each document.

If you are a June 30, 2020 (end of school year) retiree and wish to elect retiree benefits beginning July 1, 2020, then you MUST complete the following only between June 9 - June 21:

  • Enrollment of Benefits in SmartBen,
  • Upload bank form through SmartBen,
  • Upload voided check through SmartBen.

Please review the videos and documents in the following order: 
  1. Read the Please Read First Letter.
  2. Watch the Retiree Benefits Video.
  3. Review the MetLife Conversion Form and the MetLife Portability Form
    • Complete only if you wish to convert your Life Insurance policies.
  4. Review How to Enroll in Benefits with SmartBen, which will walk you through electing your retiree benefits.
    • Print your confirmation page.
  5. Review the Premium Cost Sheet, which details the cost breakdown of your benefit options.
  6. Review Medicare D Notice.
  7. Review the limits associated with working after retirement.
  8. Watch the video titled Uploading Documents in SmartBen.
  9. Fill out the Retiree Bank Form.
  10. Review the documents titled How to Upload Bank Info, which will walk you through uploading a voided check and bank withdrawal form.
  11. Review the RDIP video.
  12. Sign up for the Retiree Activity Group to stay in touch with other FHSD retirees.
If you still have questions after watching the videos and reviewing the documents, please contact the Benefits Office at or call 636-851-6099.
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