Lily Galindo, Benefits/Risk Management Coordinator
281-229-6050 
Click here to email Lily

               OR

Ashley Elmore, Benefits Specialist
281-229-6049
Click here to email Ashley

TRS

Welcome to the Dickinson ISD Benefits Homepage. Here you will find basic information about the benefits offered by DISD as well as resources to our services.

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BENEFITS INFORMATION:

Now that open enrollment has ended, the ONLY way current employees may make a change during the plan year is in the event of a "Qualified Family Status Change/ Special Life Event" such as marriage, divorce, death, birth, adoption, court order, loss or gain of employment or loss of eligibility.  Changes to benefits must be made within 30 days of the event date.  

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October 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week!
If you or a loved one suffers from mental illness and need assistance, please call our EAP-Employee Assistance Program with Lifeworks at 1-888-456-1324, now or anytime during the year! Click the Employee Assistance tab below for more information!  Remember, you are not alone!

Click below for Benefits Overview, Active Care Plan Highlights, or Active Care Changes for 2019-2020

2019-2020 Benefits Overview
TRS ActiveCare Highlights
TRS ActiveCare Changes

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Here is how you can take the PLEDGE!
Prevention: Ask your doctor what steps can you take to reduce your risk.
Learning: Arm yourself with knowledge about your risks.
Examination: Find out with your doctor when you should get screened and how often.
Density: Have a conversation with you doctor to see if you have "dense" breasts, and which screening approach is right for you.
Genetics: Discuss with your doctor your family history.
Educate: Once you put these steps into action, encourage family and friends to do the same.
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Start planning for retirement today!

For questions regarding a 403b and 457 Retirement Plan, please contact TCG Administrators directly at 1-800-943-9179 anytime during the year. You may also go to www.tcgservices.com for more information.

Benefits for the 2019-2020 school year will be effective September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020.

The 2019-2020 Open Enrollment period for all benefits (medical, vision, etc.) is July 15 - August 16, 2019.  After this time, benefit enrollment is only available to new hires and/or employees with a family status change/qualifying life event. 

Medical benefits are provided by Aetna.  If you did not receive your medical card or have lost your card, please call the number listed below to have one mailed to you within 7 - 10 business days. Click to login to Aetna benefits or call TRS Customer Service at 1-800-222-9205.  Your medical provider can also call TRS Provider Services at 1-888-632-6832 to verify coverage.
Vision benefits are provided by VSP. Click here to login to VSP benefits or call 1-800-877-7195.  There is no card issued for this vision plan. You or your provider can call the number listed to verify coverage.
Dental benefits are provided by Cigna. If you did not receive a card or have lost your card, please call the number listed to have one mailed to you within 7 - 10 business days.  Click here to login to Cigna. or call 1-800-244-6224
New hires have 31 days to enroll in benefit services from date of hire.  If the employee does not elect benefits within the 31 days, he or she must wait until open enrollment or a family status change, such as a marriage, divorce or birth/adoption of a child. 
The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA) entitles all covered participants to continue their health coverage for up to 18 months after terminating employment with the district.  This option requires the employee, or the employee's dependents, to pay both the employee's and the district contribution for group premiums.  For questions regarding COBRA Continuation of Coverage (Medical Only), please call 1-833-682-8972.
The Family Medical Leave Act is an unpaid leave regulated by the U. S. Department of Labor.  Employees are eligible to take FML if they have worked for their employer for at least 12 months and have worked for at least 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months.  If you qualify for FML, you may take up to 12 work weeks (60 days) of leave.  Please see Employee Handbook for more information and qualifying reasons.  You may also contact Lily Galindo, Benefits/Risk Management Coordinator or Ashley Elmore, Benefits Specialist for questions regarding family medical leave.
Temporary Disability Leave is an unpaid leave regulated by the Board of Education.  All active full-time employees needing leave because of their own serious health conditions are eligible for TDL.  Leave needed for a family member with a serious health condition is not eligible for TDL.  SBEC Employees are eligible for up to 180 calendar days of TDL, and non-certified employees up to 60 calendar days.  Please see Employee Handbook for more information.  You may also contact Lily Galindo, Benefits/Risk Management Coordinator or Ashley Elmore, Benefits Specialist for questions regarding temporary disability leave.

Employees injured on the job must report such injury to the campus nurse or his/her immediate supervisor when the injury occurs and complete the required documentation.  The supervisor or designee must complete the Accident Investigation Report with as much information as available. This information should then be forwarded to Human Resources the same day of the accident or as soon as you are notified of the accident. Regardless if the employee seeks medical treatment or not a report must be completed and sent to HR.  If medical treatment is needed, the employee or supervisor must notify HR and may go to one of the approved clinics.  The employee may also go to the doctor of their choice, as long as the doctor accepts workers' compensation claims and is willing to file any necessary forms.  The District's workers' compensation insurance is with Claims Administrative Services and they can be reached at 1-800-765-2412 or www.cas-services.com.  You may also contact Lily Galindo, Benefits/Risk Management Coordinator or Ashley Elmore, Benefits Specialist for questions regarding workers compensation.

An Employee Assistance Plan is an employee benefit program offered to help employees manage personal and professional problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being.  Employee Assistance Plans generally include short-term counseling and referral services for employees and their household members.  Lifeworks can be reached in English at 1-888-456-1324 or Spanish at 1-888-732-9020, 24/7 or at  www.lifeworks.com/us, enter User ID: dickinson and Password: lifeworks. Lifeworks is made available to you by the District.  There is no charge to you for using Lifeworks or for any of the information or help they provide.

The purpose of the sick leave bank is to provide sick leave days to members of the bank in the event of an unexpected critical illness or surgery or a short-term inability to work due to a serious injury of a bank member or member's spouse, child, or parent, causing the member to be unable to perform the duties of his or her position.  Days may be requested from the bank only after the member has exhausted all accumulated sick leave, local sick leave days, and accrued vacation days.  In order to enroll in the sick leave bank, an employee must be employed for at least a year and may elect to join the sick leave bank during the following open enrollment by contributing at least two local sick days.  The employee will complete the enrollment process through the BenefitsHUB.  Current employees may log into the BenefitsHUB anytime during the year to see if they are a member of the sick leave bank. For questions regarding the sick leave bank and to request a donation of days, please contact Lily Galindo, Benefits/Risk Management Coordinator at 281-229-6050 or egalindo@dickinsonisd.org.

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