Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits


Welcome to the School District of Philadelphia's Employee Benefits department.
You can find useful information about your benefits package in the programs & services section. You can also find contact information and download forms to make changes or additions to your plan coverage.
Customer Service Walk-in Hours are:
  • Monday through Thursday: 9AM to 5PM
  • Fridays: By ADVANCE appointment only

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Please check this section periodically for important announcements, deadlines, updates, and new programs.



The deadline of April 1 for submitting eligbility documentation for the Dependent Eligibility Audit has passed

Although the deadline has passed, you may still submit documentation to avoid termination of your dependent(s)' coverage.  

Remember, the verification is a Two-step process,

  • completing the coversheet and
  • submitting dependent documentation (birth and marriage certificates, etc).

You can check your audit status online at https://verify.secova.com/SDP or contact Secova toll-free at 1-877-692-9160 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST. 

If you recently submitted your documentation, your status may show as incomplete while  Secova visually reviews each eligibility document.   NOTE: you are required to provide a secondary proof of marriage, such as a bill or statement listing both you and your spouse, or a document that lists your spouse and reflects your address.  

Thank you to the 4,600+ employee who complete this audit already!  In addition to verifying your dependent's eligibility we have been able to update any discrepancies in dependent's name and/or date of birth.




The following is a clarification regarding the definition and documentation for an eligible spouse and required documentation.

In the definition of a spouse, legal separation refers to a legal process by which a couple formalized a separation while remaining legally married. A legal separation is granted in the form of a court order.

If an employee is still legally married and living apart from their spouse, they may submit a signed and dated attestation that they remain legally married and are responsible for providing medical benefits in lieu of the supplemental documents specified in the DEFINITIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.  The attestation must state that should they become legally separated or divorced, they will notify the SDP within 30 days so that benefits may be terminated and COBRA continuation offered. 

sample attestation letter



The deadline for submitting eligbility documentation for the Dependent Eligibility Audit is April 1, 2014. 
  • ONLINE: Visit the SDP Dependent Eligibility Verification secure website at: https://verify.secova.com/SDP for instructions on completing the Cover Sheet and submitting the required documents online; OR
  • BY FAX OR MAIL: (complete all of the following steps)
    • COMPLETE, SIGN AND DATE the enclosed Cover Sheet for Dependent Eligibility Verification;
    • FAX your signed Cover Sheet and required documents to Secova toll-free at 1-866-708-4697; OR MAIL these documents to Secova: SDP C/O Secova Services Center,1800 Route 34, Bldg. 3, Suite 301, Wall, NJ 07719.


    Please keep a copy of all documents for your records.



  • School District of Philadelphia Dependent Eligibility Audit Update

    Between now and April 1, 2014, you are being asked to provide dependent eligibility documentation.  All questions should be directed to Secova.  Call them toll-free at 1-877-692-9160. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST. Your call is confidential.

    We realize that many of you may have already provided eligibility documentation to the SDP when enrolling your dependent(s); however, you will need to resubmit the required documentation to Secova to complete the Dependent Eligibility Verification process.

    Secova will be communicating with you primarily via email.  Please check your SDP email frequently to ensure you are receiving the Dependent Eligibility Verification communications and respond to Secova by the required deadlines.

Please be assured that during this process, your confidentiality is of the utmost importance to both the SDP and Secova. Secova does not disclose, sell or share personal information with anyone.  All employee data is kept confidential and private throughout each step in Secova's work processes. 

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Eligible employees are now able to enroll online for Flexible Spending and Communter Reimbursement Accounts now through Friday, November 22.  For more information, click here


  •  It's That Time of Year Again! It's Flu Season.

Employee and eligible dependents with Keystone and Personal Choice can get flu shot under their SDP medical benefits with no out of pocket cost.  Click here for more information.


  • Open Enrollment 2013 Is now CLOSED


  • Open Enrollment 2013
    • Open Enrollment runs from May 1 through May 31.  Changes are effective July 1, 2013.
      • Active employees should visit the Employee Open Enrollment information page.
      • Retirees and COBRA subscribers information should visit the Continuant Coverage information page.


  • Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) as required by the Affordable Care Act are available through your ibxpress.com login. A printed copy can be obtained from the site or by calling 1-800-ASK-BLUE



  • New United Concordia Summary of Benefits and UCWellness program

If you are an employee that is represented by CASA, SPAP or are non-represented and are have dental insurance through the School District of Philadelphia, a new Summary of Benefits has been posted!  We are happy to present a new added benefit, UCWellness, Enhanced Benefits for People with Diabetes. Click here for more information.

  • SDP Partners with HOP for Retiree Medicare Coverage

The School District of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a partnership with PSERS Health Options Plan (HOP) regarding health care benefits for Medicare - eligible retirees and their dependents.  Read more...


  • New: Voluntary Supplemental Term Life Insurance

The Office of Employee Benefits is pleased to introduce a new voluntary benefit plan, Aetna Supplemental Term Life Insurance. To learn more about Aetna Supplemental Term Life Insurance Plans, please watch an online presentation at brainshark

Click HERE for more information. 

Attention School Disctrict Employees: