Employee Benefits

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 administer high quality employee benefit programs to our employees with courtesy, dignity, and respect while maintaining confidentiality in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Benefit Information

The District’s benefit plan year begins on September 1, 2014, and ends on August 31, 2015. We are currently in the 2015 plan year.

 

Teladoc®

Effective November 1, 2014, Galena Park ISD is providing all employees not covered by Teladoc® services for free through TRS Active Care access to Teladoc®. 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 American 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.

http://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Individuals-and-Families/Questions-and-Answers-on-the-Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision

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.

https://www.healthcare.gov/fees-exemptions/fee-for-not-being-covered/

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.

AFA Beneficiary Designation Form

Texas Life Beneficiary Designation Form

UHC Beneficiary Designation Form