Charter Schools Application for Election to Participate In SHBP (or Withdraw Participation in SHBP)

Thank you for considering participating in the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). Please read all the information provided to ensure your charter school meets the requirements to participate in SHBP.

Charter schools must submit the below application for election to participate in SHBP upon initial approval of their charter in order for their teachers and other personnel to participate in SHBP; see O.C.G.A. § 20-2-880(4) and O.C.G.A. § 20-2-910(3). Applications submitted by charter schools more than six months after their initial charter is approved are not eligible to participate in SHBP and their applications will be denied. Additionally, incomplete applications that do not include the information and/or documents requested will be denied.  The charter school will not be afforded another opportunity to enroll.

If a charter school’s application for election to participate in SHBP is approved, the Effective Date of Coverage for the charter school must occur no later than one year from the date SHBP approves the application. Charter schools are responsible for ALL ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS to join SHBP if the Effective Date of Coverage selected is not January 1 or July 1 and is subject to current business needs. Any additional costs that may result are the responsibility of the charter school.