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Benefits


DIRECTORY
Benefits Department Phone Number 972-882-7359
Benefits Department Fax Number 972-882-7774
Lisa Porter, Benefits Manager 972-882-7469
Vickie Cline, Assistant Manager 972-882-7491
Renee Duncan, Benefits Administrative Assistant 972-882-7359
Yvonne Smeltzer, Benefits Administrative Assistant 972-882-7335

3819 Towne Crossing Blvd. | Mesquite, TX  75150

 

Important Healthcare Information for All Employees

Notice to Employees: Requirements of the Affordable Care Act
Aviso para empleados: Requisitos del Acto del Cuidado de Salud de Bajo Precio (Affordable Care Act)
Medicare Notice

 


Health Insurance Coverage for Full-Time Employees

Mesquite ISD participates in the state health plan with TRS ActiveCare, which is administered by Aetna/CVS Caremark and Scott & White Health Plan. The district contributes $2,292 or $2,664 per year toward the cost of your health insurance coverage (depending on which plan you select), and the state contributes $900 per year.

There are four health care plans available to Mesquite ISD employees through TRS ActiveCare. See related links at the end of this page for details about the health programs and costs.

 


Health Insurance Coverage for Hourly (part-time) Employees

The Teacher Retirement System (TRS) allows hourly/part-time Mesquite ISD employees who work between 10 and 19 hours per week to enroll in the state's health insurance plans; however, because these employees are not members of TRS, the district does not contribute to the cost of the employee's health insurance. Employees who elect this coverage must pay 100 percent of their health premiums in advance each month (see Payment of Premiums below). 

All hourly/part-time employees must either enroll in a Mesquite ISD health plan or decline the coverage. This is done within 31 days of your hire date for your NEW HIRE ENROLLMENT opportunity and/or each August during the BENEFITS ANNUAL ENROLLMENT opportunity. If you are not enrolling in the Mesquite ISD health insurance, you must decline it each plan year!  To enroll in the MISD health insurance, you must complete paperwork in the Benefits Office within your enrollment opportunity.  The Benefits Office is located in the Administration Building at 3819 Towne Crossing Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75150.

Hourly/part-time enrollees in the health plan will not receive a monthly bill, invoice or payment reminder. Upon enrollment, health insurance rates will be determined by the plan you select. Payment receipts will be furnished upon request.

 

Health Insurance Option for Substitutes

Mesquite ISD will offer health insurance to substitute employees who have a reasonable expectation of working a minimum of 10 hours per week. Because subs are not members of TRS, the district contribution will not apply to the health insurance. Subs who elect this coverage must pay 100 percent of their health premiums in advance each month (see Payment of Premiums below). For rate and plan summary information, see RELATED LINKS.

ALL subs must either enroll in a Mesquite ISD health plan or decline the coverage. This is done within 31 days of your hire date for your NEW HIRE ENROLLMENT opportunity and/or each August during the BENEFITS ANNUAL ENROLLMENT opportunity. If you are not enrolling in the Mesquite ISD health insurance, you must decline it each plan year! To enroll in the MISD health insurance, you must complete paperwork in the Benefits Office within your enrollment opportunity.  The Benefits Office is located in the Administration Building at 3819 Towne Crossing Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75150.

Substitute enrollees in the health plan will not receive a monthly bill, invoice or payment reminder. Upon enrollment, health insurance rates will be determined by the plan you select. Payment receipts will be furnished upon request.

 

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Payment of Premiums for Part-Time and Substitutes

Health insurance premiums must be paid in advance for the upcoming month's coverage. Premium payments are due or postmarked to the Benefits Office by the 30th day of each month. If the 30th falls on a weekend or holiday, payment is due on the last working day of the month. You are responsible for paying for coverage that you are enrolled in. Payments may be made by check or money order (payable to Mesquite ISD), MasterCard, Visa or Discover.

FYI – Non payment of premiums will not automatically cancel your insurance. You MUST come into the Benefits Office to cancel your policy. You ARE responsible for premiums due in the same month of cancellation.

 

RELATED LINKS:

Food Services -

Health Insurance Options Memo for NEW Subs

Substitute - Teacher/Instructional Assistant/Clerical -

Health Insurance Option Memo for NEW Subs
 

                  Substitute/Part-time responsibilities (payment and enrollment

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Continuation of Benefits (COBRA)

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BENEFITS NEWSLETTERS

RELATED LINKS:

2017 - 2018

2017-2018 Mesquite ISD Employee Benefits Booklet

2017-2018 TRS ActiveCare Benefits Booklet

2017-2018 TRS ActiveCare Health Insurance Premiums/Rates

2017-2018 TRS ActiveCare Plan Highlights - Aetna

2017-2018 TRS ActiveCare Plan Highlights - Scott & White Health Plan

Scott & White HMO provider search tool

Click HERE to find a Scott & White provider

Changes for 2017 - 2018 plan year

2017-2018 TRS ActiveCare Enrollment Guide (English)

2017-2018 TRS ActiveCare Guía de Inscripción (Spanish)

Other Links

Click HERE to find an in-network provider in the Aetna Network

Click HERE to find an in-network provider in the Scott & White HMO health plan

Aetna Member EOB Guide Flyer (understanding your claims)

Aetna 24/7 Nurseline Flyer

Aetna Discount Program Flyer

Additional Benefits Options

Employee Assistance Program

Enrollment Opportunities

Insurance Forms

Mesquite Employee Health Center (Clinic & Pharmacy)

Pregnancy

Aetna Beginning Right Program Flyer

Aetna Beginning Right Program Flyer (Spanish)

Retiring from Mesquite ISD

Wellness Program