Employee Wellbeing at Austin ISD
Austin ISD’s Employee Wellbeing is dedicated to the total wellbeing of all AISD employees. Employees are able to participate in a variety of health and wellbeing initiatives, designed to focus on mental health, financial wellbeing, nutrition, and physical activity. Participation in these activities will encourage—and reward—lifestyle changes, behavior modifications and improvements in overall health and wellbeing.
Key components of Employee Wellbeing at Austin ISD include:
- Access to the AISD Employee Wellbeing Portal
- RediMD telemedicine program
- On-site emotional, financial and nutritional wellbeing classes
- Health and wellness discounts (gyms, local races, wellness services, etc.)
- Revive Employee Assistance Program—Free counseling, legal and financial services
- Healthy Teacher Program hosted by Whole Foods—Free two-hour staff professional development and cooking demonstration
Access to Foundation 99/FinPath , a financial assistance program for employees.
AISD Benefits App
Download the AISD Benefits app for easier access to all employee wellbeing program offerings, plus your personalized health benefits plan. Go to the AppStore (iOS) or GooglePlay (Android) to download "AISD Benefits."
Follow the download process:
- Log in: Click "Create Account."
- Look up: Enter your last name, date of birth and employee ID (numbers only) and click "Next."
- Create account: Create your own username and password. Verify contact info and select your communication preference.
- Verify security code: Enter the code you received via email or text.
- Home: Welcome to your app home!
While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with productivity and performance and affect physical and emotional health. Often, our ability to deal with stress can mean the difference between success or a breakdown in any kind of work. Work-life balance is important. There are some great resources through Aetna, Seton and our Employee Assistance Program to help with stress management.
- Revive Employee Assistance Program—Username: AustinISD Password: EAP
- Stress—Aetna Resource
- Behavioral Health Care—Seton Resources
Using one of our approved wellness vendors, we can work with the interest of the employees to start an on-site boot camp, yoga or zumba class. Our approved vendors also offer discounts to their gyms, such as LA Fitness, 24-Hour Fitness and others.
For more information, please contact the AISD Employee Wellbeing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org • 512-414-2282
Austin ISD Employee Wellbeing is a voluntary benefit program available to all Austin ISD employees. This program is administered according to federal rules permitting employer-sponsored wellness programs that seek to improve employee health or prevent disease, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as applicable, among others. If you choose to participate in the wellness program you may be asked to complete a voluntary wellbeing survey, or HRA, that asks a series of questions about your health-related activities and behaviors and whether you have or had certain medical conditions (e.g., cancer, diabetes or heart disease). You are not required to complete the survey.
However, employees who choose to participate in Austin ISD Employee Wellbeing will receive rewards for completing wellbeing activities. Although you are not required to participate in these activities, only employees who do so will receive the incentive.
Additional rewards may be available for employees who participate in certain health-related activities/district challenges. If you are unable to participate in any of the health-related activities or achieve any of the health outcomes required to earn a reward, you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation or an alternative standard. You may request a reasonable accommodation or an alternative standard by the Employee Wellbeing Coordinator, at 512-414-2282 or email@example.com.
The information from your wellbeing survey will be used to provide you with information to help you understand your current health and potential risks, and may also be used to offer you services through Austin ISD Employee Wellbeing, such as stress management workshops, disease management classes or other wellbeing programs related to improving overall health. You also are encouraged to share your results or concerns with your own doctor.
Protections from Disclosure of Medical Information
We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your personally identifiable health information. Although the wellness program and Austin ISD may use aggregate information it collects to design a program based on identified health risks in the workplace, eWellness will never disclose any of your personal information either publicly or to the employer, except as necessary to respond to a request from you for a reasonable accommodation needed to participate in the wellness program, or as expressly permitted by law. Medical information that personally identifies you that is provided in connection with the wellness program will not be provided to your supervisors or managers and may never be used to make decisions regarding your employment.
Your health information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred or otherwise disclosed, except to the extent permitted by law to carry out specific activities related to the wellness program, and you will not be asked or required to waive the confidentiality of your health information as a condition of participating in the wellness program or receiving an incentive.
Anyone who receives your information for purposes of providing you services as part of the wellness program will abide by the same confidentiality requirements. The only individual(s) who will receive your personally identifiable health information are the EAP and Wellness coordinators, and this will be in the form of aggregate districtwide data, in order to provide you with services under the wellness program.
In addition, all medical information obtained through the wellness program will be maintained separate from your personnel records, information stored electronically will be encrypted and no information you provide as part of the wellness program will be used in making any employment decision. Appropriate precautions will be taken to avoid any data breach, and in the event a data breach occurs involving information you provide in connection with the wellness program, we will notify you immediately.
You may not be discriminated against in employment because of the medical information you provide as part of participating in the wellness program, nor may you be subjected to retaliation if you choose not to participate.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, or about protections against discrimination and retaliation, please contact the AISD Employee Wellbeing Coordinator at 512-414-2282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.