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Klein ISD Employee Update #1 — COVID-19

Klein ISD Employee Update #1 — COVID-19

We are grateful for the many ways our Klein Family always comes together to take care of one another, especially during difficult times like these.  We know that all of our employees are ready and willing to help our community as we continue to actively monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in conjunction with local and federal health authorities. 

In this update, you’ll find information regarding:

  • Employee compensation
  • Employee TRS-ActiveCare health plan update
  • Virtual meeting resources
  • Next steps

Employee compensation

We would like to assure employees that payroll will be processed as usual during the district closure. Employees who were scheduled to work during the closure, including long-term substitutes, are eligible for pay per Klein ISD Board policy DEA local. Daily substitutes and temporary workers are not eligible. If you have any questions, please contact your HR specialist.

Compensation QuestionsBenefits & Leave Questions
Last Name: A-Gom
Jamie Turner
jturner4@kleinisd.net

Last Name: Gon-O
Jessica Lopez
jlopez5@kleinisd.net

Last Name: P-Z
Barbara Kelle
rbkeller@kleinisd.net

Substitutes
Shannon Collins
scollins2@kleinisd.net
Last Name: A-K
Susan Tice
stice1@kleinisd.net

Last Name: L-Z
Jennifer Egbert
jegbert1@kleinisd.net

Employee TRS-ActiveCare health plan update

We have been working closely with our benefits providers and have learned that the TRS-ActiveCare plan, Aetna and CVS Caremark will provide the following to all participants:

  • $0 TRS Virtual Health visits through Teladoc visits for any health need.
  • Waived costs for all diagnostic testing of COVID-19 for patients who meet CDC guidelines (ask your provider to make sure you qualify).
  • If you or your family members contract COVID-19, you are eligible for care packages containing over-the-counter medications to alleviate symptoms and household cleaning supplies to help protect other household members from possible exposure.  Please contact Aetna.
  • Refills for maintenance medications before a 30-day prescription is up.
  • Free home delivery of all prescription medications. See CVS FAQ for more details.
  • Access to the following CVS Health programs:
    • Crisis Response Lines for participants who may be experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19 (coming soon).
    • Expanded 24/7 access to the Aetna Nurse Medical Line.
    • Resources for Living toolkit with materials specifically developed for members experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19. For more information contact the Aetna Resources for Living at 1-833-327-2386.
  • CVS Health has activated a process to allow for 10-day overrides when appropriate, for members in areas where a Declaration of Emergency has been issued.
  • Have a question about your health care benefits? Help is just a phone call away. Dial 1-800-222-9205 and press 1 for Aetna (medical) or 2 for Caremark (prescriptions).

Virtual resources

As health officials are encouraging social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have created a website with resources to help the Klein Family connect virtually with one another using a variety of virtual tools.  Please visit https://kisd.us/meetvirtually for more information.

Next steps

We know that you may have questions. For the quickest response and instead of emailing individuals, please use the contact form located at https://kleinisd.net/COVID19. This form is monitored frequently and responses are provided regularly from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.

All district department leaders and campus principals will attend a virtual meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17 to learn more information regarding next steps. By Friday, March 20, employees will receive instructions for the upcoming weeks from their school principal or direct supervisor. In addition, the district will continue to keep all employees and our community informed with regular updates. Please continue to work together to take good care of our students, our community, and one another. 

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