What’s new for 2019

Great news! The District is implementing the Premium Support Program for all staff participating in our health plan starting 2019. This means a decrease in our medical premiums, allowing employees to set aside funds saved from those premium reductions to pay for medical expenses that may occur in the future.

If you like your current plan, you can sign up for it again. However, remember—you must enroll to receive benefits for 2019. Your 2018 benefits will NOT roll over.

So what are the changes? Here are a few highlights:

Some changes to voluntary benefits

The premiums for our vision plan have increased slightly for 2019.

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

The District has made the decision to stop contributing into the HealthFund (HRA) beginning in 2019. In place of the HealthFund (HRA), the District is implementing the Premium Support Program. This program will assist in the lowering of monthly premiums for all staff participating in the 2019 Health Plan. Individuals who have a remaining HealthFund balance will be allowed access to those balances until they are exhausted.

Greater savings on health care expenses

This year, the IRS has increased the maximum amount that you can contribute to a health care flexible spending account (FSA) to $2,650. That means you can set aside even more money for medical expenses without paying income tax on it.

New benefit available

Katy ISD is now offering an identity theft protection service. iLock360 is a comprehensive identity theft monitoring, credit monitoring and restoration service that helps maintain control over personal information.

Aetna's new preferred lab

Effective January 1, 2019, LabCorp will be an additional preferred lab with Aetna. You will be able to choose from Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp or any of the hundreds of other labs in Aetna's network.

Before you get any lab work done in 2019, make sure to ask the right questions to your doctor or provider to save money. Click here for more information and tips on how you can pay a lot less when you use in-network labs.

For any benefits question or concern, including 24/7 Nurse Line access, one call does it all.
Call us at 866-222-KISD (5473)