No-cost benefits

The HISD benefits package provides basic life insurance and an employee assistance program for all employees who are eligible for benefits, regardless of whether you choose to enroll in the medical or other available benefits plans.

Basic life insurance/travel assistance

The district automatically provides $10,000 in basic life insurance and $10,000 in AD&D insurance if you’re eligible for benefits. This is term-life insurance. Minnesota Life, a Securian Financial Group affiliate, is the provider for this coverage.

Your basic life insurance policy includes Redpoint travel assistance, offering 24/7 services to you and your dependents when you travel more than 100 miles from home at no extra charge.

Life insurance benefits pay your beneficiary if you die while covered, subject to policy exclusions. AD&D insurance benefits pay you or your beneficiary if you have a covered loss as the direct result of an accident.

You can add supplemental coverage for yourself, your spouse and your children.

Aetna employee assistance program

Free and confidential professional counseling 

Your employee assistance program (EAP) helps you resolve common personal issues before they take their toll on you. The EAP, administered by Aetna Resources For Living, is available to all employees, dependents, family members and household members, whether you participate in an HISD medical plan or not.

The service is free and confidential, and there’s no limit to the number of calls you can make. You can also take advantage of short-term counseling with a licensed clinician for you and each household member. The program allows five visits per issue per year, and this includes meeting in person, or by using the new EAP televideo option. To request services, please call 855-574-HISD (4473).


The EAP offers guidance for some of life’s most pressing problems, including:

Mental health and well-being Personal and professional relationships
Substance abuse Family life
Daily stress Grief
Depression Life and work balance
Will and trust preparation Tax consultation
Eldercare Childcare
Adoption Household services
Pet care  


Online self-help tools

The EAP offers resources and self-help tools online. Use them to help you identify and understand health issues, depression and family stress, and to create an action plan based on the results. The username is HISD. The password is EAP.


Critical assistance during traumatic life events

In the aftermath of a trauma, the EAP provides immediate access to specially trained counselors who can help you cope with the related stress and mental anguish.

For any benefits question or concern, one call does it all.
Call us at 877-780-HISD (4473)