Invest in Yourself

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In a time where schools are underfunded and resources are scarce, it is vital that every dollar is allocated to the core mission of educating children. if you invest in yourself you can ensure your own success. One of our Board of Directors members Mike Barragan, has seen many school districts save money from being self insured. His expertise being … Read More

Safety in Numbers

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With the attempts to phase out the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA), small business and individuals are now suffering to provide health care that they can afford. The insurance world has become complicated and time consuming when trying to provide employees with basic health, dental, and life policies. It is a critical time where groups need to ban together to … Read More

The HAWP Award

The HAWP Award Valley Schools won

Valley Schools is honored to announce that we have received the highest level award for the Healthy Arizona Worksites this year! At the platinum level, we have been recognized with evidence-based efforts that has tackled health challenges in the community. We have previously won the silver level award when we first started, then received gold for the past 2 years, … Read More

Educating Educators on Health Plans

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We can all agree that teachers and school staff are our superheroes. Every superhero deserves a comprehensive health plans that meet their needs. How else would you define someone who is committed to ensuring our children receive a great education and the skills they need to be successful in life? Sometimes our school heroes feel adrift navigating the confusing world … Read More

New Look, Same Valley Schools

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Valley Schools is proud to announce the launch of our brand new website. After 30 years of being a leader in school employee health insurance and wellness, it was time to update our look. The health insurance market is ever changing and employees at school districts often struggle to make sense of it all. That’s where we come in. Visit … Read More

How to Save Money With Valley Schools

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The holiday season is upon us and one thought we all share is making sure our budget can support gifts for friends and loved ones while still being able to cover living expenses. In today’s tough school economic environment, it’s no different for school employers. Everyone is looking for creative ways to save money that can be reallocated to attract … Read More

Keeping School Districts Well for the Holidays

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The holidays are approaching fast and School Districts across the state are gearing up for winter break. As schools sprint towards the end of the first half of the year, it is worth taking some time to think about next year with an eye towards insurance options. While insurance isn’t the first thing people want to think about when entering … Read More

Who We Are

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Let’s face it, there is a lot of noise in the insurance market – especially in Arizona. It can be hard for the average person to track everything that is going on, but it is even more challenging for school districts. With schools to manage and the wellbeing of employees who ensure the education of children as their primary concern, … Read More

Mike Barragan joins Board of Directors for Valley Schools

Mike Barragan has joined the Board of Directors for Valley Schools. Mike Barragan has extensive experience in school finance and is currently Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Auxiliary Services for the Glendale Elementary School District. Mr. Barragan has also served as Director of Finance for the Tolleson Union High School District, worked for the Arizona State Department of Education and … Read More