Employee Benefits

The goal of Galena Park Independent School District is to administer high quality employee benefit programs to its employees that are accessible and easily understood. The health and well-being of our employees is always our primary concern. All employees will be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect - no problem is too large or too small for personal attention.

July 21, 2014 - August 26, 2014

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to review your benefit choices and select the plans that best meet your needs for the coming year September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.


GPISD Employee Benefits Specialists along with representatives from First Financial, will be in the Administration Building room Q106 from 8:00am - 4:00pm to review plan options, answers questions and enroll you in the plan(s) of your choice.

Please see the attached GPISD Benefits Guide, TRS-ActiveCare Plan Highlights, TRS ActiveCare Enrollment Guide, and Benefits Rate Sheet to help you make the best selection for you and your family.


Important Enrollment Information

Open Enrollment Calendar - The Employee Benefits team will be visiting different departments to assist you with signing up for benefits. Do not miss this great opportunity!

Employee Benefits 2014-2015 Presentation - Learn more about your benefit options with this informative presentation.

Summary of Benefit Changes - A great document to explain all the changes to your benefits for the 2014-2015 school year. Save time with a short fact sheet, and be informed on your choices.


Enroll Online - Save Time

You may also enroll online at https://ffga.benselect.com/enroll. Your login is your social security number (123456789). Your pin is the last four digits of your social security number and the last two numbers of your birth year.


Plan year for employee benefits is September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.

Due to the changes in TRS-ActiveCare Health Plan, changes in the supplemental benefits and the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (see attached notice) YOU MUST RE-ENROLL OR DECLINE all of your benefits. The payroll deductions for the new plan year will begin on September 15, 2014.


Flexible Spending Enrollment

First Financial Group has been hired by the District to administer our online enrollment system and supplemental benefits including Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). All FSA participants will receive a new FSA Debit Card from First Financial.

To ensure you receive your new debit card, and your FSA funds are available on September 1, 2014 you must enroll no later than August 15, 2014.


Notice to Employees: Requirements of the Affordable Care Act

As of January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires you to have health insurance for yourself and your dependents. Some people are exempt from this requirement. To learn how to apply for an exemption see Questions and Answers on the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision, www.irs.gov/uac/Questions-and-Answers-on-the-Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision. If you do not have health insurance and you are not exempt, you may be subject to a penalty (see www.healthcare.gov/what-if-someone-doesnt-have-health-coverage-in-2014).

Please review the Galena Park ISD Benefits letter regarding the Affordable Care Act for more information.