Proposed Amendment

Proposed Amendment to New Caney ISD District of Innovation Plan

Overview - New Caney ISD values our staff and the quality of the total employment compensation package we can offer.  One major benefit of any potential employment opportunity is quality medical insurance at the best possible cost.  This exemption allows New Caney ISD the opportunity to sample the market for group medical insurance and creates the possibility for flexibility in plan design and focus.  The availability of an alternative to the current TRS options will also create a database of medical claims information from our own district employees that can be utilized to drive a targeted wellness program and increase the overall health of our employees and community.

Group Health Benefits for District Employees - (TEC 22.004(i), 22.004(b), TEC 12A.004, Chapter 1579 of the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Chapter 102, subchapter JJ, Section 102.1309, CRD (LEGAL), CRD (LOCAL)

Currently - TEC 22.004(i) states that a school district may not make group health coverage available to its employees pursuant to TEC 22.004(b) after the date a District implements the program of coverages provided under Chapter 1579 of the Texas Insurance Code.  The current process allows no flexibility in the design of group health insurance benefits to fit the needs of all District employees.  This provision also prohibits the District from procuring group health insurance benefits that may provide better coverage for its employees and at a lower cost.

Proposed - Increase local control of the group health benefits plan to allow the District to be responsive to employee and community needs. If you have a question or reply to this amendment please contact Elizabeth Jackson - ejackson@newcaneyisd.org