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Annual enrollment for HISD benefits ends Nov. 21

2013 October 31
by HISD Communications

The time for district employees to select their health insurance coverage and other benefits for the coming year is here. The annual enrollment period runs from Thursday, Nov. 7, until Thursday, Nov. 21.

Visit the Benefits Outlook website at to review your options and learn how the Affordable Care Act affects you (also see this related FAQ).

Highlights for the coming year include:

  • A 20% across-the-board reduction in medical plan premiums
  • A new, low-cost Select health plan for eligible employees who earn less than $25,000 annually

Questions regarding enrollment may be directed to 1-877-780-HISD (4473).

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Sheryl Hogue permalink
    November 1, 2013

    The two health centers that are mentioned, are they cost effective for those who make more than $25,000? I usually choose the consumer plus plan. If so, would you explain how it would save me money?

    • HISD Communications permalink
      November 4, 2013

      Sure thing, Sheryl. I checked with the onsite benefits manager, and she had the following to say:

      Employees and their dependents enrolled in any HISD medical plan can access the HISD Health and Wellness centers at no cost. The average out-of-pocket cost for a physician visit at an urgent care facility is between $55-$65. By accessing the clinic, you have no out-of-pocket cost.

  2. November 15, 2013

    If I do not wish to change anything about my health care plan, do I still need to log on and complete anything?

    Thanks so much.

    Mark Dostert
    English 7
    Johnston MS

    • HISD Communications permalink
      November 18, 2013

      According to our benefits coordinator, if you don’t do anything, whatever you have for the current year will just roll over into 2014. But you must go online or call the enrollment hotline if you wish to have a flexible spending account for healthcare or dependent care.

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