Retiree Open Enrollment for 2015 Plan Year
October 6 - October 24, 2014
- Memo: New for 2015
- 2015 Retiree Open Enrollment Overview
- Retiree Guide to Employee Self Service Online Enrollment
- Request to Discontinue Retiree Benefits
Heart Health Screening:
2015 Benefits Enrollment Reference Guide
2015 Voluntary Benefits
Retirees may continue certain benefits that they are currently enrolled in at the time of retirement. Any benefit not continued at retirement is irrevocably canceled (cannot re-enroll in the future).
Eligible Retiree Benefits:
- Retiree Basic Core Life
- Group Term Life
- Life Lock Identity Theft Protection
- Health Opt-out (available to retirees qualifying for Board-paid health insurance)
Retiree Benefits Administrator
Effective December 1, 2014, the administrator for the District's retiree benefits program will change from CBIZ to Pasco County Schools Employee Benefits. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Employee Benefits at 813-794-2253, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Mountain Time or 10:00 am - 6:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Send retiree benefits payments to:
- Pasco County Schools
- Employee Benefits
- 20430 Gator Lane
- Land O Lakes, FL 34638
- Option 1: Florida Retirement System (FRS) automatic monthly deduction
- Option 2: ACH from your checking or savings account
- Option 3: Check/Money Order
Employee Benefits will process the billing for all retiree benefits. Please notify Pasco County Schools Employee Benefits Department within 30 days if you have change in address or a qualifying change in status event. A qualifying event would include a marriage, divorce, or death of a spouse. All payments should be made payable to Pasco County Schools. If you are not signed up for automatic monthly deductions from the Florida Retirement System, simply fill out an Insurance Payroll Deduction Authorization (ACH) Form and forward to Employee Benefits Department for processing.
Benefits Reference Information:
- Group Health Plan Providers
- Qualifying for Board-paid Health Insurance
- Returning to Work after Retirement with an FRS Employer
- Minnesota Life Insurance Certificate of Coverage
- General Notice of Creditable Coverage (Prescription Drug Plan)
- Medical: Florida Blue: Medical and Behavioral Health Provider
- Pharmacy: EnvisionRxOptions
- Vision: Davis Vision
- Dental: Delta Dental
- Life Insurance: Minnesota Life
- 403(b) Plan Administration: TSA Providers / TSA Consulting Group
- Pasco County Schools Volunteer Program 813.794.2717
- FRS - Retired Payroll 888.377.7687
- Florida Consumer Hotline 877.693.5236
- Elder Helpline 800.861.8111
- Social Security Administration 800.772.1213
- Veteran Benefits Administration 888.716.7787
- Medicare.gov - The Official U. S. Government site for Medicare
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A Message from Patricia Howard
Employee Benefits and Risk Management wants all employees to be healthy, in mind and body, so they can be ready every day to do their best for our students, employees and community.
As you access healthcare services, please remember that the District is self-insured for all medical, pharmacy and behavioral health services. Therefore, spend wisely, whenever you can use generics, see a primary care doctor instead of a specialist. Consider utilizing the services of the onsite Employee and Family Health and Wellness Centers, which includes primary care, lab, x-rays, and generic medications. Co-payments are waived for services provided by the Health and Wellness Centers and generic medications provided at no cost.
Also, visit our wellness page to learn more about the District’s Health and Wellness Initiatives (HWI). HWI include programs to help you lose weight, stop smoking, start exercising, maintain proper nutrition and understand your health and medications. This is all good for the mind, body and wallet.
Be Healthy, Be Well
Patricia D. Howard
Pasco County Schools Named 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces Award Winner
Land O’ Lakes (Jan. 24, 2014)—Healthiest Employers, the leader in employee health analytics, best practices and benchmark data, has announced the induction of the District School Board of Pasco County into the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. Every one of these employers has achieved remarkable and sustainable success through a broad range of corporate wellness programs and employee wellness initiatives.
The District School Board of Pasco County attained this recognition as the culmination of a year-long, highly selective two-stage assessment process spanning the United States to include companies of all sizes from all regions and industries.
“One of our priorities is to create a culture of wellness throughout our district that both decreases the risk of disease and enhances the quality of life of our employees. Our wellness program builds upon our continuing efforts to help students reach their highest potential by enhancing the health, happiness, and motivation of our employees and community,” said Kurt Browning, Superintendent of Schools, Pasco County, Florida.
These state and national awards recognize employers who have comprehensively incorporated the most effective employee wellness programs and practices. The Healthiest 100 have successfully implemented practical, effective and continuously improving corporate wellness strategies for creating a sustainably healthy workplace.
Rod Reasen II, President of Healthiest Employers, notes that "This highly selective award recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional leadership in using wellness as a strategy to drive workplace productivity, employee health, and community wellbeing. As these employers demonstrate, every organization has a path to the Healthiest 100, regardless of size, industry or geography."