Employee Benefits

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is committed to providing a total compensation program to attract, reward, motivate and retain qualified and competent employees. This commitment supports the goals and objectives of the organization as well as helps our employees take care of themselves, their families and their future.

As a Driscoll Children’s Hospital employee working a minimum of 20 hours a week, you may be eligible for the following benefits. Many of these benefits, such as life insurance, long-term disability insurance and retirement plans, are paid in full while other premiums are shared by the employee and by Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental insurance
  • AFLAC voluntary products
  • Medical flexible spending accounts
  • Dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Prepaid legal
  • Voluntary 403(b) & 457(b) Plans
  • Matching retirement plan
  • Retirement plan
  • EAP
  • Employee Wellness Program and corporate discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Adoption assistance
  • Paid Time Off (includes: vacation, personal time and holidays)
  • Extended illness bank (sick time)
  • Children’s Learning Center for on-site child care
  • Carousel Gift Shop purchases deducted from next paycheck

Here are just some of the great benefits offered by Driscoll Children’s Hospital:

General Information Insurance & Retirement Benefits

Updated on 10/22/2015

Premiums are semi-monthly (24 pay periods/year)

All full-time and part-time benefit eligible employees (regularly scheduled and working a minimum of 20 hours per week) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, life, disability and other voluntary benefits. All employees, regardless of status, are eligible to participate in the 403(b) plan. Medical and dental benefits are effective on the first day of employment. All other insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment.

Health Insurance

Medical Insurance

Driscoll Children’s Hospital provides health care plans with affordable premiums. The health care plan allows you to best manage your medical, wellness, vision and prescription drug expenses with options available to enroll the family.

Dental Insurance

Preventative, Basic, Major & Orthodontia Coverage. Open-access Network. Available to employee and family

Vision Plan

Complete eye examination as well as materials needed to include frames, lenses and contact lenses. Discounts apply to lens upgrade and to laser eye surgery.

Life Insurance

Basic Life

One times base annual salary provided by Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)

One times base annual salary provided by Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Supplemental Life & AD&D

Opportunity to purchase up to six additional levels of life insurance coverage.

Dependent Life

Spouse & children coverage available with a choice of term and universal life options.

Disability Insurance

Short-term Disability

Income benefits begin after 14 days of disability resulting from a non-occupational illness or injury.

Long-term Disability

Income benefits begin after 90 days of disability resulting from an illness or injury.

Supplemental Long-term Disability

Additional LTD insurance may be purchased to make sure you and your dependents have income while you are disabled.

Flexible Spending Programs

Un-reimbursed Medical Reimbursement Program with Debit Card

Allows participant to redirect a portion of your salary to provide reimbursement of un-reimbursed medical out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles, co-pay, legal drugs, eye glasses/contact lenses, etc. for employee and any dependents.

Dependent Day Care Reimbursement Program with Debit Card

Allows participant to redirect a portion of their salary to provide reimbursement for expenses paid towards dependent day care for dependent children age 12 and under or for incapacitated dependents age 13 or over.

Retirement Savings Programs

403(b) Plan

Salary reduction contributions to the plan can be pre-taxed or after-tax (Roth) and are made through the convenience of automatic payroll deductions.

Employer Matching Retirement Plan

Your 403(b) contributions are employer matched up to the first 5 percent of your compensation. Matching is on a graduated schedule from 50% up to 100% matching depending on years of participation. Full vesting occurs after five years.

Driscoll Retirement Plan

Driscoll makes a generous annual contribution to the plan based on employee’s gross annual salary. Full vesting occurs after five years.

Adoption Assistance

Eligible employees receive up to $3,000 reimbursement for qualified adoption expenses.

Tuition Reimbursement

Driscoll encourages its employees to further their development and effectiveness on the job and offers employees the opportunity to gain further knowledge and skills to contribute to their self-development and growth.

Coastal Credit Community Credit Union

Coastal Community Teachers Credit Union is located in the second floor of the Health Center. (361) 225-0476

Driscoll Children’s Hospital distinguishes itself as the preferred hospital to work for in Texas, and the South Central United States!