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.

We are currently in our 2015 plan year which runs from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015. On these pages, you will find all the information needed regarding the benefits offered by Galena Park ISD. Please note the links along the right side of this page that will connect you to the corresponding websites.

For a general overview of our benefits, please review this powerpoint presentation that highlights our 2014-2015 plan year. Employee Benefits 2014-2015 Presentation

To review a summary of changes from our last plan year to the current plan year, please review this Summary of Benefits Changes. Summary of Benefit Changes

Effective November 1, 2014, Galena Park ISD is providing all employees not covered by the Teledoc services for free through TRS ActiveCare, access to Ameridoc. With the Ameridoc program, you will have access to board certified doctors, including pediatricians, 24/7/365 without requiring an office appointment. They can help you with minor medical issues like sinus infections, ear infections, pink eye, etc. Once you have your information set up with Ameridoc, you will be able to call if you are having a medical problem. The doctor will call you back within an hour. The average call back time is 16 minutes. You can also schedule a call back time. Once the doctor returns your call, explain the medical issues and they will recommend the correct treatment. If a prescription is necessary, it will be sent to the pharmacy of your choice (cost of prescriptions are not included with this service). Go to www.Ameridoc.com to sign up. Use our group number FFGAGISD003 to activate your account.


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.