Wellness at Austin ISD

Austin ISD’s eWellness Program is dedicated to the total wellbeing of all AISD employees. Participation in the wellness program will encourage—and reward—lifestyle changes, behavior modifications and improvements in overall health and well-being.

Key components of the eWellness Program include:

  • $100 wellness premium credit reward
  • Annual biometric screenings
  • Health Risk Assessment—Log in through Aetna and click "Take My Health Assessment."
  • 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

Download the AISD Benefits app for easier access to all employee wellness program offerings, plus your personalized health benefits plan.

Emotional Wellness

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.

Physical Wellness

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. Wellness Coordinator Stephanie Hawkins is also available to help start an employee walking group. Our approved vendors also offer discounts to their gyms, such as LA Fitness, 24-Hour Fitness and others. Contact Stephanie Hawkins for more information about any of Austin ISD's physical wellness programs at Stephanie.Hawkins2@austinisd.org or 512-414-2282.

eWellness is a voluntary wellness program available to all Austin ISD employees. The 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 health risk assessment, 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 HRA.

However, employees who choose to participate in the wellness program will receive an incentive for completing the HRA and completing a Health Journey. Although you are not required to complete the HRA or participate in the Health Journey, only employees who do so will receive the incentive.

Additional incentives 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 an incentive, you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation or an alternative standard. You may request a reasonable accommodation or an alternative standard by contacting Stephanie Hawkins, the Employee Assistance and Wellness programs coordinator, at 512-414-2282.

The information from your HRA 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 the wellness program, such as stress management workshops, disease management classes or other wellness 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 Stephanie Hawkins at 512-414-2282.