El Paso Independent School District Ditches Self Funded Health Plan

The El Paso Independent School District voted to discontinue their self-funded employee health insurance program effective January 1, 2011. Citing more competitive cost, the Board of Trustees approved the change last month.

Crest Benefits provided insurance consulting services for the district and was involved with the analysis and decision to make the change.

The current reserve funds of the EISD self-funded program, approximately $2 million, will be moved to general funds.

The EISD will continue to fund their on-site medical clinics through 2011, at the cost of $10 per employee per month.

The district currently employs in excess of 8,500 employees.