BOE Addresses Trumbull School Traffic, Insurance Cover – InsuranceNewsNet
WATERTOWN — Like the
This week, all traffic was directed to the front of the school, avoiding the use of the back door.
She looks forward to a traffic study that is scheduled and thanks everyone for their patience.
Following his comments, she responded to the council saying that she had no timetable for the start of the traffic study.
In other matters, the Superintendent reminded the Board that a large portion of the budget is funded by insurance benefits for the six collective bargaining units, then presented
Monthly premiums are based on the aggregate state claims experience of over 250,000 participants.
There is a zero dollar co-payment for visits to providers and service sites on the approved list, which has been checked for quality of care.
For other visits, there is a
There is a
Provider of Distinction is a list that offers a cash incentive to patients who visit these providers for procedures such as colonoscopies and there are programs to support those with chronic conditions such as diabetes.
Coverage is 100% after the annual maximum of
The pharmacy is managed by CVS/Caremark with a four-tier payment system for acute and maintenance medications.
Acute medications can be filled at any pharmacy, but maintenance medications must be filled at a participating pharmacy.
There is no deductible for the pharmacy but a maximum amount after which coverage is 100%.
Dental and vision are options offered by Cigna, with the latter focusing on hardware such as eyeglasses, as the medical plan covers one eye exam per year.
The Health Enhancement Program supports wellness, which provides long-term savings and encourages a healthier population by encouraging preventative care such as wellness exams and preventative screenings.
The HEP also has a chronic disease management component that targets diabetes, asthma or COPD, heart disease/heart failure, hyperlipidemia and hypertension.
Applications can be made on the state website and are reviewed either as a Watertown BOE group or as a partial group; the latter would be if some unions elected against the insurance offer.
There is a three-year commitment that a group must make if they join the plan.
As the board continued to discuss the idea, they learned that the premiums are listed as what the state would charge Watertown and the group itself would determine the percentages that would dictate what the school district and employees would pay. .
During the meeting, council received an overview of the School Diversion Initiative from
SBDI is a state-backed initiative focused on how schools view expulsion rates, among other factors.
A grant funds this work by CHDI over the next two years.
The presentation noted that the initiative aims to better serve children through the behavioral health system rather than the juvenile justice system, noting that the highest rate of unmet health needs and school risk is among children. young people who are arrested or deported.
SBDI’s goals are to reduce the number of arrests, expulsions, and out-of-school suspensions, to develop the knowledge and skills of teachers and staff, and to connect at-risk youth with schools. and relevant communities. services and supports.
The presentation included a reference to
These services bring professional services to where a child is in crisis to assess the situation, offer brief treatment and connect to more care.
The response rate is 45 minutes or less and free for all children from
While children are held accountable in SBDI, the emphasis is on relationship building rather than punishment.
The board asked how this work is impacted by students who do not have behavioral issues, recognized the importance of helping children build resilience in the face of adversity, and noted the importance of include the family to help the child.
Prior to adjourning the meeting, council accepted a