Lily Galindo, Benefits/Risk Management Coordinator
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Ashley Elmore, Benefits Specialist
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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.

Click below for Benefits Overview, Active Care Plan Highlights, or Active Care Changes for 2018-2019

TRS News:

Five Common Health Care Pitfalls to Look Out For 

1. Using an Out-Of-Network Doctor - The most expensive mistake to make and the easiest to avoid.
2.  Going to an  Emergency  Room for a Non-Emergency Condition - ER's are for life-threatening conditions that require immediate attention.
3.  Paying Too Much for Diagnostic Services - Higher cost doesn't always equal higher quality.
4.  Always Getting the Brand-Name Medication - Many common medications also have generic versions available. 
5.  Failing to Double Check Your Bill - Millions of claims are filed every year.

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 for more information.


Spring District Baby Shower!   

f you are expecting or plan to have a baby, please join us:

Date: April 23, 2019
Time: 4:15 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Location: ESC Boardroom

RSVP to Ashley Elmore, Benefits Specialist at   

281-229-6049 or

All benefits for the 2018-2019 school year will be effective from September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019. 

Enrollment for all benefits (medical, vision, dental, etc.) is available July 16 - August 17, 2018.  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. Click to login to Aetna benefits or call 1-800-222-9205
Vision benefits are provided by VSP. Click here to login to VSP benefits or call 1-800-877-7195
Dental benefits are provided by Cigna. 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 1-844-752-5146 for the 2017-2018 school year and 1-833-682-8972 for the 2018-2019 school year.
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.
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. 

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

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, 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 mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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