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Employee Benefits/Insurance

Employee Benefits/Insurance

Employee Benefits and Insurance

Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) sponsors an exciting benefits package that is comprehensive for eligible employees and their families. The Employee Benefits Department within the Human Resources Division is responsible for the administration of the insurance plans and employee support programs so that its teachers and staff can focus their efforts on the district’s mission: preparing students for life!

This site will provide you with an overview of the health program, voluntary plan options available as well as retirement planning tools and support.

Medical Insurance:
The Coverage 1st Local plan, employee only coverage, is offered at no premium cost to the employee! It includes the Humana Rx 4 prescription drug benefit program as well as Humana’s Doctor on Demand, the 24 hour live video conferencing program with a doctor using your mobile device or computer available from the comfort of your home. Dependent coverage is also available, and the district makes a premium contribution toward the cost each pay period.

Don’t need the coverage?
Eligible employees can opt out of medical coverage and earn up to $900 in flexible spending credit for the calendar year that can be used to purchase other voluntary pre-tax benefits, such as Dental, Vision, Hospital GAP, Short/Long Term Disability (Income Protection). Unused Opt out credit is automatically deposited into a Medical Expense Flexible Spending Account (MEFSA) that can be utilized to reimburse IRS approved medical expenses for the household.

Expert Medical Opinion Program (Advance Medical)
Employees and their covered dependents enrolled in a district Humana medical plan can access expert medical advice from around the world regarding a medical condition, diagnosis or treatment plan. A case manager will discuss the specific medical situation with the member and gather the medical records. A team of experts will review and consult. A doctor will personally review findings and recommendations with the member.

Basic Life Insurance:
Eligible employees receive 1X their annual salary (rounded to the next $1,000) in Term Life insurance paid for by the district! Additional amounts of life insurance are available to employees at their cost, up to 3X salary, as well as spouse and child life insurance.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D):
Eligible employees receive 1X their annual salary (rounded to the next $1,000) in AD&D coverage paid for by the district. This benefit applies if death results due to a covered accident. There is a Career Adjustment Benefit for surviving spouses, a Child Care Benefit for up to 36 months, a Higher Education Benefit that covers tuition expenses for up to four consecutive years for children who will be or are currently attending college (within 12 months of death event), and a Seat Belt and Repatriation Benefit.

Wellbeing 4U – Get Connected!
This wellbeing program launched in February of 2017 is designed to provide education and opportunities for every employee and their household family members in four areas: physical, emotional, financial and social. See the following sub topics for more:

A personalized wellness and rewards program! Participate in education, prevention, healthy living and fitness activities at your pace and earn ‘Bucks’ you can use in the Go365 Mall from Plus, win a prize in monthly drawings.


  • Wellness Connection: issues from Humana Wellness Nurse Advocate, Amy Meldrum
  • InfoQuick: Employee Benefits newsletters, which address the core health and voluntary benefits programs

Aetna Resources for Living – Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Every employee and each member of their household receives this benefit sponsored by the district! Included are Worklife Balance Services (such as child care, parenting, home repair, caregiving support needs, etc.), Financial Services, Legal, Counseling and Relationship Support, Web-based Resources and more!


2017 Employee Benefits Website - Enrollment, Certificates of Coverage, Tools & Resources, and more!

Prescription Drug Formulary

2017 Urgent Care Centers - Listed by Medical plan

2017 Tampa Family Health Clinics - Coverage 1st Plans Only

2017 Suncoast Community Health Clinics - Coverage 1st Plans Only

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