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What is a Qualifying Event?

  • Marriage, divorce, or legal separation.
  • Birth or adoption of a child or placement for adoption.
  • Your spouse's or dependent's eligibility for or loss of eligibility for other group health coverage.
  • A change in employment status that leads to a loss or gain of eligibility under the plan.
  • Death of a spouse or a child, if the dependent is enrolled. 

 An employee has 31 days from the date of their qualifying Event to notify State Health Benefit Plan by logging on to for health insurance.  You may call the State Health Call Center at 1-800-610-1863 for assistance.  For all other coverage options, please log on to or call ShawHankins directly at 1-800-994-7429 for assistance.

What happens to my benefits when my employment with Douglas County School System Ends?

What happens to my benefits when I retire from Douglas County School System through Teachers Retirement System of GA or Public Schools Retirement System of GA?

To review information on other dental and vision options that are available for retirees please contact Georgia Retired Educators of America by visiting their website at

Do you need assistance with life decisions such as, counseling, funeral services, or financial planning?  Please take advantage of services provided by The Hartford at no cost to Douglas County School Systems.

Did you know that Douglas County School System has a credit union? 

  • Please visit Members First Credit Union at or call them at 770-920-1221. 
  • Be sure to mention our website!

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