Benefits News

  • Livongo, the Diabetes Management System, has open slots!

    Livongo has open slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Livongo program for HISD is capped at 500 participants. Livongo offers support for diabetes, including unlimited test strips at no cost; the Livongo connected meter that provides real-time tips & uploads readings; and access to health coaches who are certified diabetes educators and may assist with nutrition planning and lifestyle management.

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  • First Friday Wellness Series: Gardening for Health

    Mykawa Farms hosted a farmer’s market with a wide assortment of produce for sale. “How to Garden,” a video produced by the district’s Nutrition Services Dept., was screened at the event, and a hydroponic grower was installed in the HMW café.

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  • Summer’s here so drink up!

    Drinking water has many benefits, and if you live in a hot climate it’s even more important to stay hydrated.

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  • Keep moving for a healthier you!

    Staying active and exercising regularly can help you feel your best. Experts say to get at least two and a half hours of moderate activity a week. But you don’t have to do it all at once. Even 10-minute blocks during the day can help.

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  • Talking to your child about school violence

    As parents, it’s natural for us to worry about our children. We try our best to help them over life’s hurdles and protect them from the dangers of the world. When the time comes to send them off to school, we trust that we’re leaving them in safe and capable hands. However, certain events are out of our control. Occasionally, a rare act of school violence is committed, shattering that trust and upending our sense of security. It’s important to give our children support as we all work to come to terms with such a devastating event.

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  • Meet your new Aetna Clinical Consultant Chaundra Sneed

    Chaundra Sneed is a registered nurse who is available to help you with any questions or concerns you might have related to your physical, mental or emotional heath. She works in tandem with your physician, not in place of him or her. Visit the link above to see a personal invitation from Chaundra.

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  • Supporting our school communities in need

    The wellbeing and safety of children are central to the mission of Rethink Ed, a member of the Virgin Pulse partner ecosystem. As such, they are providing free access to their Trauma resources to help manage conversations that are taking place across all our homes and classrooms.

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  • Mental Health Awareness Quiz, Webinar, and Tool Kit

    See this interactive quiz, video, webinar, and toolkit. If you or a member of your household need to speak to someone about life’s challenges, ComPsych’s EAP can help. Contact them at 1-833-812-5181.

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  • AbleTo from Aetna

    AbleTo is virtual counseling and coaching support for when it matters most—when you are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression or anger. AbleTo is an eight-week counseling program during which you get personalized help by secure web-based video conferencing or, if you prefer, by telephone.

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  • Aetna switching to online EOBs April 1

    In order to save time and reduce paper waste, Aetna will switch to online Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements starting April 1.

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  • At-home COVID-19 tests available through Express Scripts®

    Plan members may use their pharmacy benefit to get up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests per month for a $0 copay.

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  • CVS HealthHUBs and MinuteClinics now in network for Kelsey-Seybold ACO

    This includes the Kelsey-Seybold Select, Basic, and Plus plans. Kelsey ACO members may access these facilities for a variety of services for an office visit copay of $30 per visit.

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  • Watch HISD employee William Solomon's weight loss journey!

    For those employees participating in the Fit 4 $40 Challenge, check out how he met his goal of losing weight and getting healthy

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  • Get in your steps at work!

    HISD mailroom attendant Debbie Holmes is a role model for staying active at work

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  • Employee Benefits How-to Videos

    Four videos are available to guide employees through the benefits enrollment process and the various benefit options available to HISD employees.

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  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling

    Did you know the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides eight free counseling sessions per person, per issue, per year, and is available to HISD employees and their household members?

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  • Coping with grief and trauma

    Benefits has posted a guide to coping with grief, as well as resources for dealing with traumatic events.

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  • Preventive Mammogram Reminder

    If you missed one of the mammogram events offered through Kelsey-Seybold and Memorial Hermann recently, HISD medical plan members still have a variety of options to receive preventive mammograms.

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  • The Importance of Vaccines

    Vaccines have the power to protect against some of the most dangerous diseases, including COVID-19. Talk to your primary care provider about the types of vaccinations you and your family need and when to get them. There is additional information on our COVID-19 page.

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  • CareAccess Live video

    The CareAccess Live app allows Memorial Hermann and Texas Medical Neighborhood members to securely text a doctor 24/7. CareAccess Live providers are board-certified and credentialed physicians.

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