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Welcome To The Insurance Department

The Lafayette Parish School System offers a variety of insurance coverages. The School System's health plan is self-insured with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana acting as our third party administrator. 

Employees who enroll in the district's High Deductible Health Plan may also enroll in a Health Savings Account through payroll deduction. We also offer a flexible spending plan for out-of-pocket health care expenses and dependent child care expenses, a benefit administered by First Financial Group of America.   

Employees of the school system receive a term life insurance policy with UNUM in the amount of $10,000 for FREE. They may purchase additional coverage up to a maximum of $50,000 in addition to the basic amount.

The following voluntary benefits are available through First Financial Group of America (FFGA).  For information on these benefits, visit FFGA's web site .

                Dental insurance

                  Disability insurance

                  Long Term Care insurance

                  Cancer, Heart, Stroke, and Intensive Care insurance

                  Vision coverage

                  Legal Protecion and Identity Theft Protection

403(b)plans which are individualized retirement plans in addition to Teachers Retirement are offered through various vendors.

The employee's share of the cost for all of the benefits mentioned above are deducted monthly from the employee's paycheck.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at

Insurance Department Staff Directory 

The Insurance Department is located in the Central Office at 113 Chaplin Drive across the hall from the Human Resources Department.   Below is a listing of the staff members for the Insurance Department.

Ramona BernardRamona A. Bernard
Director, Risk Management
Phone (337) 521-7057
Fax (337) 521-7062

Mona is accountable for the proper functioning of the insurance and risk management operations of the school district.  She oversees employee health and wellness; employee benefits; and the property and casualty programs for LPSS.

Kay Foreman

Secretary to the Director

Phone (337) 521-7065
Fax (337 521-7062

Kay assists employees with enrollment in insurance benefits and assists with claims issues.  Kay also answers questions concerning liability claims issues and workers' compensation.  She schedules appointments for the Director.


Trish LeBouef

Customer Service Coordinator, Insurance

Phone (337) 521-7064
Fax (337 521-7062


Trish assists you with insurance enrollment and understanding your insurance benefits.  She also helps you resolve problems with claims processing in accordance with HIPAA regulations.


Rose White


Office Assistant, Insurance

 Phone (337) 521-7066

 Fax (337) 521-7062


Rose assists all customers--both LPSS employees and the general public--with completing forms and gathering information.  She also provides clerical assistance to other members of the department in its day-to-day operations.


Cassandra Fontenot

 Account Clerk II, Insurance