The health and well-being of our employees is a primary concern of Galena Park Independent School District. The mission of the Employee Benefits Department is to provide competitive benefits and services to our employees with courtesy, dignity, and respect while maintaining confidentiality.
The District’s benefit plan year begins on September 1, 2015, and ends on August 31, 2016.
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, August 28, 2015
All employees need to enroll through the Self Service Enrollment Portal, open July 20th, or by visiting one of the Benefit Enrollment Specialists. View Calendar
"To use the self-service on-line enrollment system, your user name is your Social Security Number without the "-". Your password is the last four of your Social Security Number.
Please do not use your Employee ID Number."
2014-2015 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Galena Park ISD Flexible Spending Account allows a 2 ½ month Grace Period.
This means you have until November 15, 2015, to spend the money left in your FSA from the 2014-2015 plan year.
Should you have any questions about your FSA balance, please contact the First Financial Group Administrators at the number shown on the back of your FSA card.
As a result of newly passed legislation and the Affordable Care Act, the following are new requirements to enroll in coverage:
- All employees enrolling in coverage, must provide information on all dependents even if you are not going to enroll the dependent on any plan.
- All new hires or employees adding dependents for the first time must provide proof of dependency (ie. marriage certificate, birth certificate) to enroll the dependent.
- All employees must provide the social security number and date of birth for all dependents enrolled in any plan.
Galena Park ISD offers all employees Teladoc® services for free. With Teladoc®, you will have access to board certified physicians including pediatricians, 24/7/365, without requiring a visit to the doctor’s office. Teladoc® can help with minor, non-emergency medical issues such as sinus infections, ear infections, pink eye and more. With Teladoc® the doctor may even write prescriptions if necessary.
For more information and to set up a profile with Teladoc®, please visit the following website. http://www.teladoc.com/
Notice to Employees: Requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
As of January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all Americans to have health insurance, this includes yourself and your dependents. Some Americans are exempt from this requirement. If you believe you may qualify for an exemption, please visit the following website.
Any American who does not have health insurance coverage may be subject to a penalty by the IRS. For more information about this penalty please visit the following website.
Employee Beneficiary Change Information
Employees may make a change to their beneficiary designation any time during the year. In order to make a change in beneficiary, please fill out the corresponding form and return it to the Employee Benefits Office to facilitate your change.