Welcome to Risk & Benefits Management

It is our hope that you will visit this site often in order to stay current with all that we have to offer as it relates to your Safety, Healthy and overall wellbeing.  This site is your resources to the most up to date information on Risk & Benefit programs and procedures.  We want to help you stay safe, stay informed, stay in touch, and most importantly stay well.

Overview of Risk & Benefits Management

Our department is responsible for overseeing three key areas which include:

This site, has been divided into those areas of specialty.

Benefits provides information and services related to core pre-tax benefit programs such as insurance plans and service which included, medical, dental, vision, employee basic life, disability, and flexible spending accounts.  Additionally, you will find information on voluntary after-tax benefit programs such as supplemental employee, spouse and dependent life, short and long term disability plans. Saving for the future is available through Tax Sheltered Investment (TSA/403(b)/Special Retirement 401(a) plans.



Risk Management administers various parts of the safety, insurance and risk management programs for the School District of Palm Beach County.  Our section contains information including:  Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), fire and tornado drills, playgrounds, workers' compensation, high school interscholastic athletic insurance claim procedures, vandalism claims process, insurance certificates, litigation management, etc.

Please follow the links below for assistance in the following areas:

Critical incident planning Dave Nissensohn (561)982-0906  (PX 50906
Security:       School Police (561)434-8700  (PX 48700
Fire inspections Building Dept  
Weather incident planning Risk Management  
Evacuation Routes Risk Management  
Student health issues: Dr. Cathy Burns (561)494-1588  (PX 81588)



Wellness seeks to establish a workplace that encourages and supports a healthy lifestyle by integrating health promotion activities and resources that help to enhance health & well-being. Our goal is to  keep people healthy, reduce the risk factors among at-risk members and improve the health of those who already have chronic conditions by encouraging them to make lifestyle changes. To do this we give employees easy access to the resources needed to make well-informed decisions about their health and health care.

Upcoming Events

This is where you visit us to learn about upcoming events and special headlines to make sure that you stay up to date and use this as a tool to plan to participate fully  in all activities.

  1. Download a Health Provider Screening form for Health Rewards program. Click here
  2. For heart-healthy recipes, articles and screening and online tools, visit www.myuhc.com.
  3. For more help, call 1-888-229-9322 to speak with a registered nurse at Nurseline.
  4. Employee Assistance Program - 24-hour care line. FREE, confidential, professional EAP counseling, 1-800-327-9757 or 561-433-9588.
  5. HealthAdvocate - Overwhelmed with health claims issues, have questions about health care treatment options?  Call Health Advocates at1-855-424-8400 and let them help you.

Other Benefit Links

Risk and Safety Links



The mission and goals of the department of Risk and Benefits Management are to provide a comprehensive benefits, safety and risk management program that is fiscally responsible and furthers the District's goals of achievement for all.