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Lily Galindo, Benefits/Risk Management Coordinator
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Dominique Ameigh, Benefits Specialist
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LaShaunna Smith, HR Generalist/COVID Support
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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 here to view the DISD Benefits HUB
Click here to view the 2021-2022 Benefits presentation
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees at no cost. 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. Please don't hesitate to use EAP during this difficult time. Due to the high demand, allow 24-72 hours to receive a response. An EAP customer service representative will contact you as soon as possible.
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Please use the following COVID-19 Self Reporting tool for Employees who test positive or are an unvaccinated household close contact:
Once your information is submitted, you will be contacted by a Human Resources representative within 24-48 business hours via email or phone. Thank you for your patience.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) will remain the medical plan carrier for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information regarding medical coverages, verifying your current doctors and/or specialists please visit www.bcbstx.com/trsactivecare/coverage. You may also call and speak to a Blue Cross Blue Shield Personal Health Guide at 1-866-355-5999 for assistance.
If you are a new enrollee or made changes during Open Enrollment, new ID cards were mailed out in October. To receive a copy of your card immediately, you can use the BCBS webiste, BCBS App, or a Personal Health Guide can email you directly at the email address of your choice. You can request a new medical card be sent to you via mail, if you have lost or misplaced your current one via the BCBS website or a Personal Health Guide.
Effective March 1, 2022, we were notified hospitals, doctors and health care professionals who work for Memorial Hermann were considered out of network for Blue Cross Blue Shield participants. However, negotiations were still underway and they have come to an agreement as of March 11, 2022. For more information, please click the following link: https://www.bcbstx.com/trsactivecare/doctors-and-hospitals/memorial-hermann-notice
Start planning for retirement today! Most people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan!
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 schedule a one-on-one virtual appointment with Brad Hoegler, Senior Retirement Plan Specialist assigned to our district at https://tcgservices.com/bhoegler/. It's never too soon or too late to start saving! Prepare to plan, not plan to prepare for your future.
***Substitutes can also call TCG for 457 FICA Alternative Plan information. TCG is able to answer questions regarding the CARES Act provisions passed by Congress to positively impact retirement plan participants. Additional information about 403b vendors fees, products, surrender periods and other details can be found by clicking the following link. https://tcgservices.com/tasbo403b/ Please note this site does not include all vendors but does include a majority.
Benefits for the 2021-2022 school year will be effective September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022. Please see below tabs for more information and/or click the link above to the Benefits HUB to view all coverages.
The 2021-2022 Open Enrollment period for all benefits (medical, vision, etc.) ended August 13, 2021. At this time, benefit enrollment is only available to new hires and/or employees with a family status change/qualifying life event.
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 Dominique Ameigh, Benefits Specialist for questions regarding family medical leave.
Employees injured on the job must report such injuries to their employer by notifying the campus nurse or his/her supervisor immediately or within 30 days of the date they were injured or first knew their injury/illness might be work-related and complete the required documentation. The supervisor or designee must complete the Accident Investigation Report with as much information as available to help determine what action/prevention measures should be taken. This information should then be forwarded to Human Resources the same day of the accident or as soon as the incident is reported. 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 Dominique Ameigh, Benefits Specialist for questions regarding workers compensation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding (TRS) Teacher Retirement System of Texas please call 1-800-223-8778. A TRS representative is available to assist regarding your retirement eligibility, account balance and beneficiary changes. Please update your TRS beneficiary information separately from the District's information as they are separate entities. You can also visit their website to create and/or access your MyTRS account at www.trs.texas.gov. If you are considering retirement, contact TRS directly to discuss the retirement process. If needed you can schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with a TRS Benefits Counselor to review your retirement estimate and guide you through the paperwork. Please click the following link to view a general example timeline of the TRS retirement process. TRS Planning For Retirement Guide
Changes in benefit elections can occur during the school year only if you experience a qualifying life event. You must provide proof a qualifying life event to us within 31 days of the qualifying event.
Marital Status includes marriage, death of a spouse, divorce or annulment.
Change in Number of Tax Dependents due to a birth, adoption or when a dependent gains eligibility as a result of a valid change in status/event.
Change in Status of Employment Affecting Coverage Eligibility for employee, spouse or dependent of the employee, that affects individuals eligibility under an employer's plan includes commencement or termination of employment.
Gain/Loss of Dependents' Eligibility Status an event that causes an employee's dependent to satisfy or cease to satisfy coverage requirements under an employer's plan may include change in age, student, marital, employment or tax dependent status.
Judgement/Decree/Order from a divorce, annulment or change in legal custody that requires you to provide accident or health coverage for your dependent child.
Eligibility for Government Programs such as a gain/loss of Medicare/Medicaid may trigger a permitted election change.
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