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Benefits & Insurance Information

Welcome to the Trinity ISD Benefits website! We hope this site will assist eligible employees in making informed decisions regarding their Benefit options. Included are forms to file claims or make changes, links to locate network providers and other helpful resources. The Human Resources office welcomes your suggestions and is always here to assist you!

Section 125/Cafeteria Plans
The Section 124/Cafeteria Plan refers to Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1978.  Simply put, the Cafeteria Plan allows you to deduct certain benefit premiums from your gross earnings, before federal withholding taxes are figured.  The amount you elect to have deducted "pre-tax" actually lowers your taxable income.
 
There are two very important issues to keep in mind regarding Cafeteria plans:
  1. Although all coverage is voluntary, every employee is required to a sign a Section 125 Election Form, even if no benefits are selected, or if you wish to keep your current benefits the same.
  2. Any "pre-tax" elections will remain in effect and cannot be changed during the plan year unless you have one of the following changes in status:
    • Marriage or Divorce
    • Birth, Adoption, or Death
    • Change in Spouse's Employment
    • Change in the Eligibility Status of a Dependent
    • Substantial Increase in Premium and Coverage Elsewhere
Trinity ISD policy states that you have 31 days from the date of a qualifying event to complete proper documentation and return it to the Human Resources department.  Written evidence of the qualifying event is required.  This includes adding new coverage and dropping, increasing, or decreasing existing coverage.

Enrollment
The annual enrollment period will tae place at approximately the same time each year.  Benefit Education meetings are held on each campus prior to enrollment.  The Supplemental Benefit Plan is September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013.

Additional Resources
Benefit Web Site - http://www.ffbenefits.com/trinityisd
Benefits Handbook - http://www.ffbenefits.com/trinityisd/documents/Trinity_ISD_Benefits_Final_Book_2013.pdf

Medical Insurance - TRS ActiveCare, administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Web Site http://www.bcbstx.com/trs
Customer Service 1.866.355.5999
*Employee cost is $225.00 less than premiums shown due to TISD and state contributions.

Prescription Drug Plan - Medco
Web Site http://www.medco.com
Customer Service 1.866.355.5999

Reimbursement Form (mail to the address on the form)

Prescriptions by Mail, remit to:

Medco Health Solutions of Dallas

P. O. Box 650322

Dallas, TX 75265-0322

Prescriptions by FAX (to be submitted by the prescriber)
Dental Insurance - Ameritis Dental
Web Site http://www.ameritasgroup.com/
Customer Service 1.800.487.5553




Vision - Block Vision
Web Site: http://www.blockvision.com/
Customer Service 1.866.265.0517