Group Health Insurance
Employees may select coverage from one of three plans. The district makes a significant contribution ($245.00 per month, effective January 1, 2013) for each employee's health plan; the employee's cost depends on the plan he/she selects.
The four (4) health plans offered through Aetna are Choice POS II, Aetna Choice POS II Healthfund, Aetna Choice POS II - HRA, and Aetna Choice POS II HRA-ACO . All plans provide coverage for the employee and his/her family. You can view Aetna's provider directory by going to
The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 entitles all covered participants to continue their health coverage for up to 18 months after terminating employment with the district. This option requires the employee, or the employee's dependents, to pay both the employee's and the district's contribution for group premiums.
This plan is designed to offset what your medical insurance does not cover.
This plan is designed to replace lost income due to a disabling illness or injury.
This plan provides an eye exam, lenses, and frames every 12 months.
Group Life Insurance:
The district provides eligible employees with $10,000 in life insurance. Additional coverage may be acquired through payroll deduction.
Additional Life Insurance:
Employees may purchase additional life insurance for themselves and / or theirdependents. Group Term Life offers coverage up to five (5) times your annual salary not to exceed $500,000. Fidelity Life is the carrier for permanent life insurance policies.
Two different dental plans are available to employees. The carrier offers two dental options, low or high, from which to choose. Both offer freedom of choice of dentists.
Critical Illness Insurance:
A supplement to your Medical Plan that pays directly to you a sum of money (chosen by you) in the event of a heart attack or stroke, or any major organ transplant. Allstate (American Heritage) is the carrier for a critical illness policy.
Alternate Plan is available to employees who are covered by a medical plan outside the district. The plan provides dental coverage (through CIGNA Dental), $10,000 life insurance, and $150 per day of hospital confinement.
Full-time employees qualify for state personal leave days, consisting of a maximum of five (5) days per year with no limit on accumulation. State personal leave days can be used according to policy. In addition, Pasadena I.S.D. provides employees five (5) days of local sick leave.
Flexible Spending Account:
Although Premium Only Plan technically qualifies as "flexible benefits," a broader application of Section 125 is for Flexible Spending Account (FSA.) Under a FSA, an employer could offer employee's un-reimbursed medical expenses and / or dependent care expenses. With proper documentation, employees could be reimbursed with pre-taxed dollars for these costs from their FSA.
457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan:
Pasadena ISD offers a voluntary 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan for all District Employees. Your contributions are made on a pre-tax basis to allow you to save more dollars toward retirement. This plan can be used in conjunction with or in lieu of the 403(b) plan. This program is permitted under Section 457(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Pasadena ISD has adopted the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan through ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company. The designated contact for this plan is Schamerhorn Financial Group. David Schamerhorn can be contacted at (281)486-9700, http://www.schamerhorn.com/ING-457.11.htm
Any questions may be directed to:
Cecilia Beltran Human Resources General Secretary 713-740-0110
Vanessa Piña Human Resources General Secretary 713-740-0120
Vonnie Conde Human Resources Benefits Manager 713-740-0121