Employee Benefits

Driscoll Health System 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 Health System employee working a minimum of 20 hours a week, you may be eligible for the following benefits.

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Disability (Short and Long Term) Insurance
  • Spouse & Dependent Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Medical/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Prepaid Legal Services
  • 403(b) Matching & Retirement Plans
  • Employee Vera Care Center
  • Teladoc
  • AFLAC Voluntary Products
  • Prepaid Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Extended Illness Bank
  • Corporate Discounts
  • Children’s Learning Center for on-site child care
  • Carousel Gift Shop (eligible payroll deduction)

Here are just some of the great benefits offered by Driscoll Health System:

Insurance & Retirement Benefits

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) retirement 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.


Medical Insurance

Driscoll Health System provides four 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.  


Telemedicine program that gives employees 24/7/365 access to quality health care, available to all employees enrolled in a Driscoll Health System health care plan.  Company- paid consultation fee.

Employee Wellness

Wellness program with a rewards component available to all employees and their eligible dependents enrolled in a Driscoll Health System health care plan.

Employee Care Center

High quality health care available to all Driscoll employees, their spouses and adult (18+) dependents enrolled in a Driscoll health care plan.

Corpus Christi Area

Edinburg Area

Driscoll Way Vera Care Center

Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Health Center Building- 2nd floor

3533 S. Alameda St., Suite 200

Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

Edinburg Vera Care Center

4302 S. Sugar Road, Suite 105

Edinburg, Texas 78539


Life & Disability Insurance


Basic Life and 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.

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.

Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts

Health Care

Allows participants pre-tax deductions to be used for eligible medical expenses such as deductibles, co-pay, legal drugs, eye glasses/contact lenses, etc. for employee and any dependents.

Dependent Care

Allows participants pre-tax deductions 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.

Limited Purpose Health Care FSA

Allows High Deductible Health Plan participants to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified dental and vision expenses.

Health Savings Account Program

A tax-advantaged savings account available to qualified employees enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan.  Allows participant to pay for eligible medical expenses, such as deductibles, copays and prescription drugs.

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

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 service.  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.

Additional Benefits

Adoption Assistance

Driscoll provides financial assistance to eligible employees, up to $3,000 reimbursement for qualified adoption expenses.  This benefit is eligible to employees after one year of employment.


As a complement to the core benefit programs, employees can enroll in additional coverage with AFLAC.  There are four AFLAC insurance plans available:  Cancer, Accident, Hospital Indemnity and Critical Care and Recovery.

Employee Assistance Program

Provides confidential assistance in dealing with a variety of problems that affect work/ life situations.  These services are provided for employees and their household members.

Prepaid Legal Services

Driscoll Health System partners with MetLaw to provide legal services at a group rate paid through the convenience of automatic payroll deductions. 

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.