Monday, June 12, 2006

La Joya ISD Insurance

La Joya educators aren't getting the disability payments their insurance is supposed to provide. The Paper of South Texas (DISCLOSURE: I do freelance work for this publication) details the problems faced by school district employees like Cynthia Torres, whose disability insurance was supposed to pay her bills while she was unable to work:
But after the initial $1,000 check that she received in January, her disability insurance company, American United Life, farmed out its claims administration to a third party. The third-party administrator quickly cut Torres off from receiving a disability reimbursement for her disorder.

Now, after five months without a paycheck, Torres, who remains an assistant principal for La Joya Independent School District, has nowhere to turn.

She and thousands of other La Joya employees bought disability insurance just in case something terrible happened to prevent them from working. But Torres and a growing number of other LJISD employees complain that their disability insurance system simply isn’t functioning.
There's some funny business with how that company got the insurance contract. Administrators recommended a different firm to Superintendent Filomena Leo, but when the issue went before the school board, it had American United Life on it instead. And the guy who owns that company rented office space from the superintendent's husband, La Joya Mayor Billy Leo.

Three newly elected school board members promise to get to the bottom of the issue. It's nice to see some elected officials who want to uncover the truth instead of burying it.


Blogger pugsley dibrute said...

Is THIS Billy leo the same billy leo that was kicked out of county gubmint not too long ago?
Is it true that la joya is the drug delear capital of the ENTIRE valley?

2:44 PM  
Blogger Disgusted said...

sad to say i went to la joya and from what i saw and heard, the whole district is fucked up...i have heard of gardeners making sixty grand a year just to water the plants...secretaries having their own personel secretary..did i say their all related... this is a fucked up country we live in and its more fucked up when assholes decide to make their life a lot "more comfortable" at the expese of tax payers...this new school board that just came in i hope its true they clean house...but im assuming that is only clearing the way to put their own people as the sixty grand a year gardner just to water the plants...hey, can i apply...

9:23 PM  
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