Fall Open Enrollment

August 1 - August 31, 2013

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, 2013 - August 31, 2014.


If you enrolled during the Spring Enrollment (May 20 - June 20, 2013) your enrollment is complete and no further action is required on your part.


GPISD Employee Benefits Specialists along with representatives from First Financial will be in the Administration Building room Q106 from 8:00 - 4:30 to review plan options, answers questions and enroll you into the plan(s) of your choice.


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.


Due to the increase in premiums, 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 start on September 15, 2013.


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 that you receive your new debit card and your FSA funds are available on September 1, 2013 you need to enroll no later than August 15, 2013.


Please see attached GPISD Benefits Guide, TRS-ActiveCare Plan Highlights, TRS ActiveCare Enrollment Guide, and Benefits Rate Sheet


Employee Benefits Coverage

Plan year for employee benefits is September 1, 2013 through August 31, 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.


Employee Benefits Overview


TRS ActiveCare (adminstered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas)


Express Scripts Presciption Drug Plan (MEDCO)


United Healthcare Dental PPO


United Healthcare Dental DHMO


United Healthcare Vision (Spectera)


United Healthcare Life Insurance (District Paid)


United Healthcare Life Insurance (Supplemental)


United Healthcare Critical Illness Insurance


Assurant Long-Term Disabiility Insurance