Benefits

When are my benefits effective? 

  • The first of the month following thirty days of continuous employment from your date of hire or benefit eligibility date.

When do my benefits end? 

  • The last day of the month in which you resign unless you are a less than year round employee and complete your contract in June; in those cases, benefits will end on August 31.

Who can help me with my health insurance questions?

  • Detailed information regarding your benefit plan options are available online at: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/benefits/plandocs. Or for further information, please call Employee Benefits at (813)794-2253, (727)774-2253, or (352)524-2253.
  • If you have specific questions regarding your medical coverage (e.g. medical claims, co-payment amounts, etc), contact our dedicated on-site Florida Blue representative, Patty Nguyen at (813)794-2492, (727)774-2492 or (352)524-2492.

When will I receive my new insurance cards?

  • The first of the month following thirty (30) days of continuous employment from your date of hire or benefit eligibility date.

Why haven’t I received my new insurance cards yet?

  • Each situation is unique, so please contact Employee Benefits at Extension 4-2253 | (813) 794-2253 | (727) 774-2253 | (352) 524-2253, to discuss.

When can I change my benefits plan(s)?

  • You can change your benefits during Open Enrollment once a year and/or when a qualifying event occurs.  Open Enrollment usually occurs in the fall with implementation effective January 1 of the following year.  Examples of qualifying events are the birth or adoption of a child, marriage, the death of a dependent, or loss of benefits by a non-covered dependent.

How much sick and personal time do I have?

 

Calendars

How do I know what days are holidays, teacher planning days, non-work days, etc?  (Individuals looking for employee calendars.)

 

Certification

How do I access the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)?

  • The website is www.fldoe.org or you can call them at 1-800-445-6739.

What does Out of Field mean?

  • The term Out of Field or OOF means you are teaching in an area that is not on your teaching certificate.  For example, if you are currently certified in English 6-12 and you are teaching a Biology class, you are considered Out of Field in Biology.

What does it mean to be Highly Qualified?

  • Highly Qualified is a term that refers to Federal legislation impacting Elementary Ed, ESE, Art, Music, and Social Science teachers.  Earning Highly Qualified status can be satisfied with a Florida or out-of-state subject area exam, a HOUSSE Plan, or a valid out of state professional teaching certificate.

 

Compensation

How can I view my paycheck stub?

  • Log onto Employee Self-Service. Under Paychecks, click on the camera icon that corresponds to the paycheck stub you want to view.

 

Employee Self-Service (ESS)

My password or sign on is not working to log on to ESS – what do I do?

How do I update personal information (Address, Phone, Emergency Contact, etc?) 

  • Update all personal information through Employee Self-Service.  Once you log on to ESS, click on Personal Information to access information you want to change.

How do I update Direct Deposit information?

  • Update direct deposit information through Employee Self-Service.  Once you log on to ESS, click on Pay/Tax Information and choose Direct Deposit to access information you want to change.

 

Wellness/CareHere

How can I make an appointment with the Health and Wellness Centers website for the first time?

What is the wellness access code for a Pasco County employee (enrolled in the medical plan) who is attempting to register for the first time online with CareHere?

  • Your health and wellness code for new registration is PCFSD7.

Who is eligible to use the services at CareHere?

  • Employees, spouses and dependents (over the age of 10; age 8 and above for acute/urgent care) who are covered under the health insurance plan offered by the School District.

Who can tell me more about the Wellness Incentive Program?

  • Lisa Giblin, on-site wellness coordinator, at (813)794-2276, (727)774-2276, (352)524-2276.