Administrative Benefits Director
Miami Dade County Public Schools
Rosa Novo is the Employee Benefits Director at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida, where she has been creating strategic health and wellness programs for the 4th largest School Board in the nation for 31 years. Mrs. Novo is responsible for the administration of the District’s self-insured healthcare plan which is the second largest expenditure in the District. The annual cost of offering healthcare coverage to 71,000 covered lives (37,000 employees plus dependents and 6,000 retirees plus dependents) is $360 million. Her wellness focus is to increase awareness of both benefits and personal health status while establishing and maintaining a workplace that encourages environmental and social support for a healthy lifestyle.
Affordable healthcare, focus on mental health, and personal well-being.
We have maintained healthcare costs while increasing utilization.
In-patient services, and prescriptions (pharmacy and medical).
Changing behavior and educating on resilience.
By including key stakeholders in the discussion, strategies, solutions, and successes.
Free access healthcare and behavioral virtual care.
Care. This pandemic has unfortunately shed light on the importance of preventive services and overall well-being.