Risk Pool Board
Due to the County of El Paso Declaration of Local Disaster for the Public Health Emergency regarding COVID-19 Virus and Commissioner Court order on March 16, 2020, requiring County Board meetings be cancelled or conducted through electronic conferencing.
In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, Governor Abbott has suspended various provisions that require government officials and members of the public to be physically present at a specified meeting location. As a result, all or some government officials may participate via telephone or videoconference. Additionally, members of the public are encouraged to watch the meetings online, at the links provided below. Members of the public are also encouraged to participate in public comment by calling the telephone number below. This temporary suspension will leave important open-meeting protections in place:
To watch the meeting, please visit: Video
The Board of Trustees ("Board") of the Risk Pool for the El Paso County Health Benefits Program ("Risk Pool"), established by the Commissioners Court of El Paso County pursuant to Chapter 172 of the Texas Local Government Code, and in accordance with its duty to supervise the operations of the Risk Pool.
The Board acknowledges these purposes for its creation and supervision of the operation of the Risk Pool:
Benefits to Employees. To provide uniformity in benefits as described in Local Government Code Subchapter F Section 157.101 to employees of El Paso County.
Quality of Benefits. To enable El Paso County to attract and retain competent and able employees by providing them with benefits at least equal to those commonly provided in private industry.
Promotion of Employment. To foster, promote, and encourage employment by and service to El Paso County as a career profession for persons of high standards of competence and ability.
Protection of Investment. To recognize and protect El Paso County's investment in each permanent employee by promoting and preserving economic security and good health among those employees.
Standards of Employer-Employee Relationships. To foster and develop high standards of employer-employee relationships between El Paso County and its employees.
Benefits to Elected Officials. To recognize the service to El Paso County by elected officials by extending to them the same benefits as are provided for El Paso County employees.
Retirement. To recognize the long and faithful service and dedication of employees of El Paso County and to encourage them to remain in service until eligible for retirement by providing health benefits to those employees.
Appeals. To treat with dignity each employee who may have an appeal before the Board due to a complaint on benefits, claims processing, participating providers, etc., and to assure adherence to guidelines.
|Mayra Kelley, Chair
-County Judge Appointment
|Rene Hurtado, Trustee
-Commissioner Precinct Two Appointment
|James Cuilty, Vice-Chair
-Commissioner Precinct Four Appointment
|MarySue Femath, Trustee
-Commissioner Precinct Three Appointment
||Nestor Asencio Jr., Trustee
-Commissioner Precinct One Appointment
The regular meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Human Resources Conference Room, 500 E Overland, at 1:00 p.m.
El Paso County Parking Garage- 1st Floor
Human Resources Conference Room
500 E. Overland