Employee Benefits
Benefits Updates

Winter Break Office Closures

Pasco County Schools –

Benefits & Risk Management

My Health Onsite

Health & Wellness Centers

Florida Blue

(includes Customer Service)

December 21, 2020 through

January 2, 2021

  • December 24, 2020
  • December 25, 2020
  • January 1, 2021
  • December 24, 2020
  • December 25, 2020
  • January 1, 2021

Click on the tabs below for additional information


Help During Winter Break

If you are in need of assistance with your benefits during winter break, you may email Employee Benefits at mybenefits@pasco.k12.fl.us. Please provide specific details regarding the assistance required, including your name, work location, and telephone number (best number to contact you).

Please Note: The Employee Benefits managers will monitor the MyBenefits mailbox during winter break; however, we will only respond to inquiries regarding eligibility for benefits and access to services. We will respond to all other inquiries when the district resumes its normal operating hours on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Be Prepared

When you or your dependent is sick or injured, you need to decide how serious the problem is and how soon to get medical care.  Prepare now, before you have a medical problem.  Learn what your choices are and put these numbers in the memory of your phone:

  • Primary Care Provider
  • Health Insurance Company
  • Urgent Care or Walk-in Center
  • Emergency Room  
  • Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222)

If you are not sure what to do, and you are not experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call your doctor. If the office is not open, your health insurance provider may offer a nurse advice help line.  If you are covered under the Board’s medical plan, you can contact Florida Blue and ask to speak with a care consultant or health dialog coach.  You may also visit www.floridablue.com and click on “Find a Doctor”, then follow online steps to locate a list of in-network Urgent Care Centers.


New ER & Urgent Care Center Copayments


Emergency Room Urgent Care Center
$300 $50

If you are experiencing a life-threatening Medical Emergency, Call 911

  • Broken bone protruding through skin
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • High fever
  • Shock
  • Severe burns or cuts
  • Severe headaches
  • Severe trauma or injuries
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sudden paralysis or slurred speech
  • Uncontrolled Bleeding

Visit an in-network Urgent Care Center

  • Ear pain/infections
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Insect bite
  • Minor asthma
  • Minor broken bones and fractures
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts blood that may need stitches
  • Rashes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration

You may visit www.floridablue.com and click on “Find a Doctor”, then follow online steps to locate a list of in-network Urgent Care Centers. 

My Health Onsite Health and Wellness Centers

  • Primary care services
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Diabetes care
  • Health Risk Assessment (Vital Health Profile)
  • Labs and blood draws
  • Medication management
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Routine medical care
  • Routine vaccinations and physicals
  • X-rays services
  • Follow up care after an urgent care or emergency room visit.

You may schedule an appointment to see a primary care provider at My Health Onsite or call 1-888-644-1448 for assistance.

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS HEALTH PLAN

Plan

Provider

  Contact Information

  Medical & Pharmacy

  Florida Blue

  1-800-507-9820 (8am – 8pm)

 

  Florida Blue Group # 60664  Rx BIN:  012833  PCN: FLBC

  EAP & Behavioral Health (BEH)

  New Directions

  1-866-287-9569 (Access Services)

  1-800-507-9820 (Questions)

  Voluntary Benefits

  Sunbelt Worksite Marketing

  1-800-822-8045 (8am – 5pm)

  Wellness

  My Health Onsite

  1-888-644-1448

Help During Winter Break

If you are in need of assistance with your benefits during winter break, you may email Employee Benefits at mybenefits@pasco.k12.fl.us. Please provide specific details regarding the assistance required, including your name, work location, and telephone number (best number to contact you).

Please Note: The Employee Benefits managers will monitor the MyBenefits mailbox during winter break; however, we will only respond to inquiries regarding eligibility for benefits and access to services. We will respond to all other inquiries when the district resumes its normal operating hours on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Be Prepared

When you or your dependent is sick or injured, you need to decide how serious the problem is and how soon to get medical care.  Prepare now, before you have a medical problem.  Learn what your choices are and put these numbers in the memory of your phone:

  • Primary Care Provider
  • Health Insurance Company
  • Urgent Care or Walk-in Center
  • Emergency Room  
  • Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222)

If you are not sure what to do, and you are not experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call your doctor. If the office is not open, your health insurance provider may offer a nurse advice help line.  If you are covered under the Board’s medical plan, you can contact Florida Blue and ask to speak with a care consultant or health dialog coach.  You may also visit www.floridablue.com and click on “Find a Doctor”, then follow online steps to locate a list of in-network Urgent Care Centers.


New ER & Urgent Care Center Copayments


Emergency Room Urgent Care Center
$300 $50

If you are experiencing a life-threatening Medical Emergency, Call 911

  • Broken bone protruding through skin
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • High fever
  • Shock
  • Severe burns or cuts
  • Severe headaches
  • Severe trauma or injuries
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sudden paralysis or slurred speech
  • Uncontrolled Bleeding

Visit an in-network Urgent Care Center

  • Ear pain/infections
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Insect bite
  • Minor asthma
  • Minor broken bones and fractures
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts blood that may need stitches
  • Rashes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration

You may visit www.floridablue.com and click on “Find a Doctor”, then follow online steps to locate a list of in-network Urgent Care Centers. 

My Health Onsite Health and Wellness Centers

  • Primary care services
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Diabetes care
  • Health Risk Assessment (Vital Health Profile)
  • Labs and blood draws
  • Medication management
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Routine medical care
  • Routine vaccinations and physicals
  • X-rays services
  • Follow up care after an urgent care or emergency room visit.

You may schedule an appointment to see a primary care provider at My Health Onsite or call 1-888-644-1448 for assistance.

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS HEALTH PLAN

Plan

Provider

  Contact Information

  Medical & Pharmacy

  Florida Blue

  1-800-507-9820 (8am – 8pm)

 

  Florida Blue Group # 60664  Rx BIN:  012833  PCN: FLBC

  EAP & Behavioral Health (BEH)

  New Directions

  1-866-287-9569 (Access Services)

  1-800-507-9820 (Questions)

  Voluntary Benefits

  Sunbelt Worksite Marketing

  1-800-822-8045 (8am – 5pm)

  Wellness

  My Health Onsite

  1-888-644-1448

You may log onto MUNIS Employee Self-Service (ESS) after December 17, 2020 to review your 2021 benefit elections. When you log on, the message at the top of the screen states, “Current Year Benefits.” The plan year will have switched; therefore, the benefits displayed are for the 2021 Plan Year. You are strongly encouraged to review your 2021 benefit elections for accuracy in ESS. If you have an EOI pending for Minnesota supplemental life or UNUM disability, ESS will reflect your 2020 benefit until the EOI has been approved.

If your 2021 benefit elections in ESS do not match your final benefit election summary printed during open enrollment, please email Employee Benefits at mybenefits@pasco.k12.fl.us for assistance. Please include your email, any benefits that are listed incorrectly, as well as the correct benefit election. Be prepared to scan and email (or fax) a copy of your 2021 benefit election summary to Employee Benefits at (813) 794-2173 or email to mybenefits@pasco.k12.fl.us.

You cannot change your benefits after open enrollment closes, unless there is an error in your deductions or you experience a qualifying event. Review your 2021 benefit elections for accuracy in Employee Self-Service (ESS) on or before Friday, January 22, 2021. If your 2021 benefit elections shown in ESS do not match your final benefit election summary printed during open enrollment, please email Employee Benefits at mybenefits@pasco.k12.fl.us for assistance.

You must contact Employee Benefits by January 31, 2021, if corrections are required.

You will be asked to provide a copy of your confirmation statement should a question arise about your benefits enrollment. If you cannot produce a copy of your confirmation statement, you must wait until you experience a qualifying event or until the next open enrollment to change your benefits.

What is a qualifying event?

A qualifying event is a life event such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child or eligibility under another group plan that results in you or your dependents gaining or losing eligibility for group health coverage.

All employees regardless of their benefit eligibility status can participate in the District’s Voluntary Retirement Savings (403(b) and 457(b)) program upon hire.

You are encouraged to meet with your Investment Provider Representative at least once a year to review your voluntary retirement savings plan. The maximum allowable contribution for all employees is set to the annual basic contribution limit. If you are increasing your contributions or intend to contribute more than the annual basic limit, ask your representative to submit a 2021 Maximum Allowable Contribution (MAC) Calculation form to Employee Benefits and Risk Management (EBARM) for processing. When starting new 403(b) or 457(b) contributions, increasing, decreasing, or stopping existing contributions, it is important that you check your paystub to confirm that EBARM has received and processed your request. Due to timing, it may take one or two pay periods before your requested change will appear on your paystub. If you do not see the change on your paystub after two pay periods, email retirementsvcs@pasco.k12.fl.us for assistance.

2021 Maximum Allowable Contribution Limits

Contribution

403(b) & Roth

457(b) Limit

Annual Basic

$19,500

$19,500

Service-Based “Catch Up”

$ 3,000

Not Applicable

Age-Based (Age 50 or older)

$ 6,500

$ 6,500

Verifying Your Dependent’s Eligibility for Coverage

All employees and retirees who elected to cover their spouse or dependent child (dependent) under the District’s group health plan (medical, dental, or vision) must provide documentation of their dependent’s eligibility for coverage. If you have not provided the required documents to verify their eligibility for coverage, you must do so immediately. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in your dependent’s coverage ending on December 31, 2020. Should this occur, you must wait until the next open enrollment or until you experience a qualifying event to re-enroll your dependent in the District’s group health plan. More information about the Dependent Verification process is available online at http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/ebarm/page/dependent-verification.

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