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.

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)

HISD provides $10,000 each of life and AD&D coverage at no cost to all employees who are eligible for benefits. You may purchase supplemental life and a matching AD&D benefit for yourself. If you do, you may also add supplemental coverage for your spouse and/or dependent child(ren).  

Supplemental life and matching AD&D for yourself

Coverage is available for up to eight times your annual base salary, up to a maximum of $1,000,000. Guaranteed issue* (no EOI required up to five times your annual salary or $600,000, whichever is less.

Supplemental life and matching AD&D for your spouse

  • Coverage is available at one to three times your salary, equal to your coverage amount or $250,000, whichever is less. Guaranteed issue* (no EOI required): up to three times your salary or $100,000, whichever is less.
  • If your spouse also works for HISD, only one of you can be covered by supplemental or spouse life and AD&D

Child life and matching AD&D with options available at $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000

  • A child may not be covered by more than one employee.
  • You must designate or update your beneficiary online, and the actively-at-work provision applies to all.
  • For elections under the guaranteed issue*, no EOI is required:
    • If you or your spouse enroll as a new employee or within 31 days of becoming eligible.
    • When you or your spouse increase coverage by one multiple of your salary (i.e., 1x to 2x or 2x to 3x).

Plan maximums

  • Employee - 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x annual base salary up to $1 million
  • Spouse - 1x, 2x, 3x your annual base salary up to amount of employee life or $250,000, whichever is less
  • Child(ren) - $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 per child up to age 26
Aetna employee assistance program

Free and confidential professional counseling 

If you’re facing a crisis or need to talk to someone about challenges in your life, the EAP hotline, another confidential resource, is available 24 hours a day at no cost. The EAP helps you and your family with personal problems such as marital and family stress, alcohol and drug abuse, and emotional difficulties by offering up to four sessions with a professional counselor per person, per issue, per year. The hotline also provides a 30-minute consultation with an attorney or financial expert and a referral, if necessary, in your area. The EAP’s work-life resources can provide helpful tips to find senior or child care, plan large family events, adopt or foster a child, move or continue your education

Simply call 855-574-HISD (4473) and follow the prompts.

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)