Things to Consider

2nd.MD Sick Leave Pool Benefits Life Insurance Premium Waiver Long-Term Disability

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Once you have used all your paid leave and have missed at least 160 hours of work due to a catastrophic illness or injury you may qualify for sick leave granted through sick leave pool.

Sick leave pool hours can only be used after the date of approval.

If you run out of leave before the sick leave pool application and/ or medical certification form is provided it will result in a leave without pay status.

(Sick leave pool hours cannot be granted for absences related to maternity or worker’s compensation cases.) 

If you become disabled, your premiums for Basic and Optional Life may be paid by the A&M system. 

To qualify you must be actively employed, younger than 60 and able to submit proof of your total disability.

If you have Long-Term Disability (LTD) you may qualify for benefits; if you have a serious health condition that keeps you from being able to perform your job for more than 90 days.

If you are approved for LTD you would be eligible to receive up to 65% of your base salary.

If you are receiving income from other sources the minimum payment received would be $100.00 per month.

If permanently disabled you could request that your monthly premium be waived. 


Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by Deer Oaks is a free service provided for you and your dependents. This program offers a wide variety of counseling, referral, and consultation services, which are all designed to assist you and your family in resolving work/life issues in order to live happier, healthier, more balanced lives. These services are completely confidential and can be easily accessed by calling the toll-free Helpline at (888)993-7650. This benefit is available to regular employees, their dependents, and anyone residing in their household. This includes retirees and employees who have recently separated from their employer (within 6 months of separation). | (888) 993-7650 |


For applications and/or additional information on any of these programs, please contact:
Jennifer Escamilla
Tel: 361-825-2180
Fax: 361-825-5871