• 2020-2021 Benefits Enrollment | July 15, 2020 -  August 21, 2020
    Benefits are effective September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

    Effective September 1, 2020 TRS-ActiveCare Medical will be administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas 
    BCBS logo

    2020-2021 Medical, Dental and Vision Rates
    NEW! Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Medical Plan Highlights (effective September 1, 2020)
    NEW! Provider Directory To Find In-Network Providers
    TRS-ActiveCare Tools & Resources Website


    Review all of the benefits in the 2020-2021 Benefits Book

    2020-2021 Open Enrollment (Returning Staff)
    ONLINE ENROLLMENT | July 15, 2020 – August 14, 2020 | 24/7
    Visit https://ffga.benselect.com/enroll to enroll in benefits online. Your login is your Social Security Number, no dashes (123456789) and your PIN is the last four digits of your social security number and the last two digits of your birth year (678977). 

    ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE | July 15, 2020 – August 21, 2020 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Contact Employee Benefits Department:
    Email benefits@galenaparkisd.com
    Jenny Bernabe 832-386-1276 | jbernabe@galenaparkisd.com
    Holli Sherrard 832-386-1507 | hsherrard@galenaparkisd.com

    Contact Enrollment Assistance Center at 1-855-765-4473 select Option 3

    ***View and download Returning Staff Open Enrollment Presentation***

    Benefits Enrollment (New Hires)
    Eligible new hires must actively enroll or waive coverage within 31 days of your actively-at-work date.  Your actively-at-work date is the effective date of your contract.  If you fail to enroll or waive coverage during the 31-day grace period, you will not be eligible to enroll in benefits until you have a qualifying event or during the next Open Enrollment period in July 2021, whichever comes first.


    Contact Employee Benefits Department: 
    Email benefits@galenaparkisd.com
    Jenny Bernabe 832-386-1276 | jbernabe@galenaparkisd.com
    Holli Sherrard 832-386-1507 | hsherrard@galenaparkisd.com

    ***View and download New Hire Onboarding Presentation***

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    2020-2021 Plan Information (Effective September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021)
    Galena Park ISD offers a Section 125 Plan which is governed by the Internal Revenue Code Section 125. The products listed below are available for purchase during Open Enrollment or at the time of a Qualifying Event.  It is against the law to elect coverage for an ineligible person.  Participants may be asked to provide satisfactory proof of eligibility for their covered dependents.  

     Stethescope      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Medical
    GPISD offers four health plans in conjunction with TRS-ActiveCare. The plans offered includes nationwide plans ActiveCare HD and ActiveCare Select (closed to new enrollees) and statewide plans ActiveCare Primary and ActiveCare Primary+. The GPISD medical plan is offered to all employees of GPISD including substitute employees (GPISD does not contribute to a substitute's premiums). Employees may enroll their legal spouse, domestic partner and child(ren) who are their legal taxable dependents.  No other relatives or individuals may be covered on the GPISD medical plan.
    2020-2021 Rates
    BCBS/TRS ActiveCare Web Resources
    2020-2021 TRS ActiveCare Highlights - English
    List of No Cost Generic Preventive Drugs (Subject To Change)
    CareMark Prescription Mail Order Forms

    Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    GPISD offers two Flexible Spending Accounts, a Dependent Care Account and a Medical Reimbursement Account. Both accounts are used for qualified expenses as outlined by the IRS. The Dependent Care Account may be used to cover day care costs with qualified cay care providers for children under age 13 and who reside with you more than 50% of the year.  Additonally a Dependent Care Account may be used for a qualifying dependent who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care, resides with you more than 50% of the year and is in need of care so that you and your spouse can work.

    The Medical Reimbursement Account allows for you to pay for qualified medical expenses with pretax dollars. Both of these accounts are "use or lose" accounts; if the funds are not used by the annual published grace period, they are forfeited. The maximum annual contribution limits are set by the IRS. You must keep all itemized receipts to support your charges.
    FSA Details and Comparison
    FSA Online Access
    Dependent Care Eligible Expenses
    Medical FSA Eligible Expenses

    Health Savings Account (HSA)
    An HSA is designed to help you pay for qualified medical expenses with pretax dollars. The annual maximum contribution limit is set by the IRS, and individuals age 55 or older may contribute an additional $1,000 annually. This is NOT a "use or lose" account, and funds roll over year to year. Individuals contributing to an HSA must also be enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan, and may not be contributing to an FSA at the same time. HSA contributions may be stopped, increased or decreased anytime throughout the year. For more information about an HSA please contact Employee Benefits.
    HSA Details and Comparison
    HSA Account Login
    Medical HSA Eligible Expenses


    Virtual Health
    Powered by Teladoc® and RediMD, these services allow you access to 24/7 convenient, quality primary care medical service with live, face-to-face diagnosis and treatment via the internet by computer or smartphone as well as services over the telephone. We are currently using Teladoc Medical at no cost to all full-time employees either through TRS or GPISD; additionally Mental Health consultations are included for those enrolled in certain TRS plans.  Starting 9/1/2020 you will have access to RediMD with a $30 copay for those enrolled in the HD plan.  For those enrolled in all other plans, the copay is included in your benefits.  At this time, there are no benefits with RediMD for those who waive medical.
    Teladoc Highlights - English/Spanish
    RediMD Highlights (More Information Coming Soon)


    Toothbrush  Guardian Dental DHMO
    GPISD is pleased to introduce and offer Guardian Dental as our Dental HMO provider. A Dental HMO requires you to select a treating dentist at the time of enrollment, and uses a schedule of benefit co-payments for service and care. If you are a full time employee, you may purchase a dental plan for you and your legal taxable dependents. If you have select the Dental HMO, you must choose a dentist as your primary dental care giver at the time of enrollment. If you would like to change dentists, you must contact Guardian and request a new primary care dentist. Those enrolled in this plan will receive dental insurance cards.
    2020-2021 Rates
    Guardian DHMO Plan Highlights
    Guardian DHMO Patient Charges After Copay 
    GuardianAnytime Registration Instructions
    Guardian DHMO - Find a Provider and ID Card Instructions - English
    Guardian DHMO - Find a Provider and ID Card Instructions - Spanish

     None Ameritas Dental PPO
    GPISD is pleased to introduce and offer Ameritas Dental as our Dental PPO provider.  A Dental PPO plan allows you to utilize any dentist that accepts the Ameritas dental plan. If you are a full time employee, you may purchase a dental plan for you and your legal taxable dependents. Those enrolled in this plan will receive dental insurance cards.
    2020-2021 Rates
    Ameritas PPO Plan Summary - English
    Ameritas PPO Plan Summary - Spanish
    Ameritas PPO Registration To Find A Dentist & Access ID Card
    Ameritas Prescription Savings Program

      Glasses     Davis Vision
    GPISD offers one vision plan through Davis Vision. The vision plan offers allowances and discounts on eye glasses, contact fittings and lenses. Annual eye exams may be obtained after a nominal copayment.  If you are a full time employee, you may purchase a vision plan for you and your legal dependents.
    2020-2021 Rates
    Davis Vision Plan Highlights

       AFA Sign    Long Term Disability
    Long Term Disability (LTD) coverage is important because anyone at any age may become injured or ill for an extended period of time. If you are a newly eligible employee your coverage will be effective on the first day of the month following the date you enroll (as long as you enroll within 30 days of your date of eligibility). You may elect an LTD benefit that is in multiples of $100, from $200 to $7,500 per month, as long as your monthly benefit is no more than 70% of your base monthly earnings. If you apply for a benefit amount exceeding $5,000/month, only the first $5,000 will be effective on the first of the month following your date of enrollment. Coverage in excess of $5,000 requires a completed Evidence of Insurability application before coverage is approved/effective.
    If you become disabled and are disabled for longer than 6 months, your benefit may be reduced by other sources of income you receive. See plan for details.
    Disability Enhanced SSNRA Plan Details
    Disability Enhanced 3Y Plan Details
    Disability Pregnancy Claim Forms
    Disability Non-Pregnancy Claim Forms
    Disability Optional Benefit Riders

     none       Allstate Cancer Plan
    The Allstate Cancer Plan can help in the event you or your dependent have a diagnosis of Cancer or one of the other 29 dreaded diseases covered by this plan. Such items as hospital confinement, initial diagnosis and treatment, surgery and more are covered. The Allstate Cancer Plan also offers an annual $100 Wellness Exam benefit payment when you have had an annual preventive cancer test/screening and submit a claim. This benefit is allowed for one screening only, and is only paid once per plan year per covered member. See plan for details.
    Allstate Cancer Plan Information
    Allstate Cancer Plan Wellness Claim Form
    Allstate Cancer Plan Cancer Claim Form

     AFA Sign      Critical Illness Plan
    If you experience an event such as a heart attack or stroke, Critical Illness Insurance may help.  It pays a lump sum amount to help with expenses that may not be covered by major medical insurance.
    Critical Illness Plan Details - English
    Critical Illness Plan Details - Spanish
    2020-2021 Critical Illness Rates
    Critical Illness File A Claim
    Critical Illness Wellness Claim Form

     Aetna   Hospital Indemnity Plan
    Even a minor trip to the hospital can have a major impact on your finances.  Hospital Indemnity Insurance provides financial assistance to help with expenses that may not be covered by major medical insurance.
    Hospital Indemnity Plan Details - English
    Hospital Indemnity Plan Details - Spanish
    Aetna Discount Program

      LegalEase       LegalEase Prepaid Legal 
    Prepaid legal is a policy that allows you to access free or reduced attorney services within the prepaid legal network. Your policy covers you, your legal spouse, and unmarried dependent children under the age of 19 (under age 26 if enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning). Services such as office consultations, consumer issues, financial issues, civil issues, home issues, estate planning, elder issues and more are covered.
    2020-2021 Legal Plan

     BCBS logo   Basic & Supplemental Term Life 
    GPISD provides Group Basic Term Life Insurance paid by the district in the amount of $25,000 for all eligible employees. Group life insurance allows you to purchase additional affordable life insurance on yourself, spouse and dependent children.  This term life insurance is in effect during your employment with Galena Park ISD.    Aside from paying your named beneficiary at the time of your passing, the policy may also pay an accelerated death benefit which can pay if you become terminally ill with a life expectancy of less than 12 months (stipulations apply). This benefit is available to full time employees only.
    Basic & Supplemental Group Term Life
    Beneficiary Resource Services
    Travel Resource Services

     Texas Life Insurance Company    Texas Voluntary Permanent Life Insurance
    Texas Life offers a life insurance with coverage through the age of 121 and is available to you, as well as other family members such as your legal spouse, children and grandchild(ren). Texas Voluntary Permanent Life Insurance is different than Supplemental Term Life offered through Dearborn because Texas Life is portable, and you may take it with you if you separate from service. The base life insurance premium on your initial policy is guaranteed to never increase, and the policy offers an Accelerated Death Benefit Rider for terminal illnesses.
    Texas Life Permanent Life Insurance Highlights