KISD Employees to See Lower Insurance Premiums in 2021

KISD Employees to See Lower Insurance Premiums in 2021
Killeen ISD Board of Trustees took action Tuesday night to renew the district’s health insurance plan with Scott & White, in doing so employees would see a 6-8% decrease in current rates for the 2021 plan year, which begins January 1, 2021.  For vision, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, employees will see 10% rate reductions also beginning in January.  The district’s renewal will also accompany a savings that will be disbursed to employees in their December 2020 check.
In addition, employees who elect to take the coverage for 2021, will not pay their health insurance premium in December. The savings will be reflected in their December 2020 paycheck, as the health insurance premiums are paid by employees the month prior to coverage.
“We are pleased to be able to continue our relationship with Scott & White Health Plan, while also providing our employees a sizable reduction in monthly premiums and the continuity of services,” said Superintendent Dr. John Craft.
All employees who elect to receive health insurance will continue to receive a $400 a month district contribution. Employees who do not choose KISD health insurance will receive $200 a month towards flex benefits.  The open enrollment process is scheduled to begin October 1, 2020. Employees will continue to have access to their selected providers across the area.
Chief Human Resources Officer Jessica Neyman said, “During this unprecedented time, the District is keenly aware of employee concerns about financial well-being and health care coverage. We are incredibly pleased to have concluded successful negotiations on employee benefits, including health, vision, and life insurance, as well as both short and long-term disability coverage.”
The Board of Trustees and district leadership are committed to the health and wellness of all KISD employees and families.