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
Child life and matching AD&D with options available at $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000
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|
|Depression||Life and work balance|
|Will and trust preparation||Tax consultation|
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.