OPEN ENROLLMENT DATES:
7/1/2019 – 8/12/2019
(866) 914-5202 Call Center Hours:
Mon – Thurs 8:00 am – 5:30 pm | Fri 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Your Benefit elections will become effective 9/1/2019 (elections requiring evidence of insurability, such as life Insurance, may have a later effective date, if approved). After annual enrollment closes, benefit changes can only be made if you experience a qualifying event (and changes must be made within 30 days of event).
2019-2020 ENROLLMENT BENEFITS
WHAT’S NEW! WHAT’S CHANGED!
NEW! Download the new Southside ISD Benefits App! It’s super easy to use & has lots of great benefits information!
NEW! Remember you must re-elect the Flexible Spending Account each year during Open Enrollment!
NEW! HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT (HSA) – Your HSA carrier will change from HSA Bank to EECU effective 9/1/2019. You will receive a welcome package with instructions on account transfers. The transfer of your funds to EECU can take place once your account is opened; however, HSA Bank charges a $25 fee to move your funds from HSA Bank to EECU. This fee can be avoided if you spend all of your balance, since the IRS allows you to utilize more than one HSA account. There is no monthly administration fee deducted from your account with EECU and the IRS maximum has increased to $3500.
NEW! 5 STAR FAMILY PROTECTION PLAN – An individual term life insurance protection plan with a Terminal Illness Plan and Quality of Life Rider that pays a lump sum advance benefit on terminal illness diagnosis and pays up to 18 months of Long Term Care if needed. This new benefit will be offered on a Guaranteed Issue Basis (no health questions) during this enrollment. This can be purchased for employees, spouse, children and grandchildren through the age of 23. Premium rates are locked to age 100.
NEW! HOSPITAL INDEMNITY PLAN (HIP) – This is an affordable supplemental plan that pays you should you be in-patient hospital confined. This plan complements your health insurance by helping you pay for costs left unpaid by your health insurance. The new HIP Plan will replace the existing medical supplement plan that is no longer offered as of 9/1/19. The medical supplement plan will not be rolling into the HIP plan. You will need to elect the HIP plan for coverage.
NEW PRICE! DENTAL – Southside ISD will continue to offer two dental options through Cigna to choose from, a High Plan and a Low Plan. Please review the plans carefully to select the option that best suits your needs. Dental rates for both the High Plan and the Low Plan will be increasing slightly this year.
CHANGED! TEXAS LIFE POLICY – IMPORTANT—If you have a Texas Life Policy, it will no longer be Payroll deducted effective 09/01/2019. Please contact Texas Life for information 800-283-9233. A Bank Draft Form will be sent to you by Human Resources. Upon receipt, please take prompt action to continue your coverage.
**REMINDER** PLEASE PROVIDE A BENEFICIARY FOR THE BASIC LIFE INSURANCE PLAN THAT IS PROVIDED TO YOU AT NO CHARGE BY THE DISTRICT.
Do you have kids playing sports, are you a weekend warrior, or maybe accident prone? Accident plans are designed to help pay for medical costs associated with accidents and benefits are paid directly to you.
Vision insurance provides coverage for routine eye examinations and can help with covering some of the costs for eyeglass frames, lenses or contact lenses.
Critical Illness insurance can be used towards medical or other expenses. It provides a lump sum benefit payable directly to the insured upon diagnosis of a covered condition or event, like a heart attack or stroke. The money can also be used for non-medical costs related to the illness, including transportation, child care, etc.
Disability insurance protects one of your most valuable assets, your paycheck. This insurance will replace a portion of your income in the event that you become physically unable to work due to sickness or injury for an extended period of time.
A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a personal savings account where the money can only be used for eligible medical expenses. Unlike a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), the money rolls over year to year however only those funds that have been deposited in your account can be used. A Health Savings Account can only be used if you are also enrolled in a High Deductible Health Care Plan (HDHP).
Cancer insurance offers you and your family supplemental insurance protection in the event you or a covered family member is diagnosed with cancer. It pays a benefit directly to you to help with expenses associated with cancer treatment.
A Flexible Spending Account allows you to pay for eligible healthcare expenses with a pre-loaded debit card. You choose the amount to set aside from your paycheck every
plan year, based on your employer’s annual plan limit. This money is use it or lose it within the plan year (unless your plan contains a $500 rollover or grace period provision). This year the HealthCare FSA maximum is $2700 and the DependentCare FSA is $5000. You MUST re-elect your monthly contribution every year. Your election DOES NOT roll over.
LIFE AND AD&D
Group term life is the most inexpensive way to purchase life insurance. You have the freedom to select an amount of life insurance coverage you need to help protect the well-being of
your family. Accidental Death & Dismemberment is life insurance coverage that pays a death benefit to the beneficiary, should death occur due to a covered accident. Dismemberment
benefits are paid to you, according to the benefit level you select, if accidentally dismembered.
Medical Transport covers emergency transportation to and from appropriate medical facilities by covering the out-of-pocket costs that are not covered by insurance. It can include emergency transportation via ground ambulance, air ambulance and helicopter, depending on the plan.
Telehealth provides 24/7/365 access to board-certified doctors via telephone or video consultations that can diagnose, recommend treatment and prescribe medication. Telehealth makes care more convenient and accessible for non-emergency care when your primary care physician is not available.
ONSITE ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE
Online Enrollment: Enroll Anytime from July 1st – August 12th by downloading the app or going to www.mybenefitshub.com/southsideisd
New Teacher Benefits Enrollment: July 31st 10 am – 3:30 pm Central Office Executive Boardroom
Onsite Enrollment Assistance: August 6th – August 9th & August 12th 7:30 am – 3:30 pm Central Office Boardroom
Human Resources: July 1st – August 12th Monday -Thursday 7:30 am – 3:30 pm