A Division of the Georgia Department of Community Health

Boards of Education Members Application for Election to Participate in SHBP (or Withdraw Participation in SHBP)

Local Boards of Education may elect for its members (and their spouses and dependents) to be included in the State Health Benefit Plan (“SHBP”), specifically the Plan for Public School Employees established under O.C.G.A § 20-2-918(a). See O.C.G.A. § 45-18-5(c.1). Local Boards of Education shall pay no greater percentage of the cost of SHBP Coverage for a board member than the costs paid as an employer contribution by the State for the health insurance plan for State employees. See O.C.G.A. § 20-2-55(b)(1). Local Boards of Education may deduct the costs of SHBP coverage from the salary or other compensation of its board members. See O.C.G.A. § 45-18-5(c.1).
 
Failure to provide information and/or documents requested may result in Denial of your Application.