November 1 - 30, 2021
Aetna is still our medical provider, and there are rate increases. Click here for more information and to see the new rates.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) managed through PayFlex: You must enroll if you want this benefit for the new year. The maximum contribution for the health care FSA is $2,750, which can be used for covered expenses incurred by you or your dependents. For the dependent day care FSA, the maximum contribution is $5,000. This can only be used on day care for your children or elders and children's camps. Click here for more information.
Express Scripts still provides pharmacy coverage and is automatically included with your medical plan coverage. Click here for more information.
Cigna is providing our dental coverage, and there is a PPO buyup plan that provides additional coverage, excluding the deductible for preventive services. The HMO dental plan and the basic PPO plan are still available for you to choose from. Click here for more information.
Cigna: This is not insurance but a plan that provides dental discounts to members. Employee only is $2.50 per pay period and Employee plus any dependents is $5.00 per pay period. Additional benefits are available to members under this discount plan. Please review the detailed information in the 2022 Benefits Guide. Click here for more information.
EyeMed is still the provider for our vision coverage. If you want vision coverage, you must enroll in one of two plans. You have two options, basic and plus. The only difference between the two plans is the premiums you pay. Under the plus plan, you can get eyeglass frames every year; otherwise, you can get eyeglass frames every 24 months. Click here for more information.
ComPsych is still the provider of our Employee Assistance Program. They provide counseling and financial services as well as legal services. All employees are eligible for this benefit. To access the Compsych website, use HISD for the Login ID and HISD for the password. New for 2021 is a chat feature. See details in the 2022 Benefits Guide. Click here for more information.
Aflac provides cash payments in the event you are involved in an accident. It covers such items as physical therapy and a lump sum payment for an accident. Review the information online and in the 2022 Benefits Guide to determine if this is a plan you would like to add to your benefits coverage. See additional information in the 2022 Aflac Benefits Booklet.
Aflac provides cash payments for wellness and cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as many other specified diseases. Review the details to decide if you wish to add this benefit. It is also available for your dependents. See details in the 2022 Aflac Benefits Booklet. Click here for more information.
Aflac provides cash payments in the event of a heart attack, stroke, or other illness. Please review details in the 2022 Benefits Guide. See details in the 2022 Aflac Benefits Booklet.
Aflac provides cash payments if you are hospitalized. Please review and add to your benefits portfolio to provide an even greater level of protection. See details in the 2022 Aflac Benefits Booklet. Click here for more information.
Disability: is provided by UNUM. HISD does not provide disability coverage, so if you want this coverage, you must enroll. There are several options to choose from to ensure you are covered in the event of an illness or injury. This coverage includes pregnancy. There are pre-existing condition rules and actively-at-work requirements that must be met for claims. Click here for more information.
Securian provides employees who are benefits-eligible with $10,000 in life and AD&D insurance. However, you are able to obtain additional insurance for yourself, your spouse, or your child(ren). This year, Securian is allowing employees to increase their supplemental life insurance without evidence of insurability up to 5X your annual salary or $600,000, whichever comes first. To take advantage of this benefit you must already be enrolled. Annual enrollment is the time to add this coverage to your benefits. Be sure to designate beneficiaries for your plan. Click here for more information.
MetLife continues to provide covered HISD employees with legal services that include will preparation, forms such as power of attorney, and more. You also receive a discount if you need to retain services of an attorney. The rates are not changing for this benefit. However, we have a new plan that covers parents for $3.00 more per paycheck. Click here for more information.