Hays CISD Benefits


    TRS Health Plans’ New Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM)

    At its meeting on Feb. 17, 2023, the TRS Board of Trustees (Board) selected Express Scripts (ESI) to be the new Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) for all TRS health plans.
    You can read about the change and the timeline HERE
    Also, this change will NOT be effective until the next benefit year starts on September 1, 2023

    Employee benefits are a major component of team member compensation packages. Hays CISD offers excellent medical and dental insurance, as well as a variety of other insurance products to ensure staff members are protected from unexpected life events. Hays CISD is also proud to offer staff members an employee assistance program.

    This page details the Hays CISD Benefits offerings, FAQs, links to vendors and contact information for your benefits department.

    Enrollment Benefits Portal

    2022-23 Employee Benefits Guide

Health Plan Options

  • Hays CISD is proud to offer a zero-cost employee plan for the 2022-23 benefits year. We are partnered with TRS and their ActiveCare plans.

    The rates can be found below:

    2022-23 TRS Rates


Contact Information:

Supplemental Benefits

How do I enroll?

  • If you are a new employee and need to enroll for your health benefits or if you have general questions about health benefits in Hays CISD, you may reach out to our call center or access information from the website. 

    Benefit Call Center:
    (512) 943-6046 - M-F; 8AM-4PM
    *Spanish-speaking counselors available.
    Website: www.mybenefitshub.com/hayscisd

    Active employees who are TRS members are eligible for medical and supplemental benefits offered through the district. You must work 20 or more hours per week and be making retirement contributions to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) in order to be eligible for the district contribution towards health insurance.

    Active Non-TRS members are eligible for medical coverage only. You must work 10 or more hours per week and must pay 100% of the TRS-ActiveCare medical premiums.

    New Employees
    You must enroll or decline benefits offered through the district within 31 calendar days from your actively at work date (start date).  Participation in health-care benefits will be effective on either (1) employee's first active day of employment (physical start date) or (2) the first of the month following the first active day of employment.

    Supplemental benefits will be effective the first of the month following the first active day of employment.

    Should a new employee choose not to enroll within the initial 31 day sign-up, the next opportunity for enrollment will be during the next Annual Open Enrollment.  (Certain special events such as a change in marital status, dependent status or employment status of an employee or spouse, may qualify for an exception to this rule. Contact the benefits department within 31 days of the qualifying event for further clarification.)

    Employee Deductions

    • Hays CISD does NOT deduct Social Security.
    • 8.65% is deducted to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS).
    • 1.45% is deducted for Medicare.
    • Federal income tax is deducted.
    • Health insurance and supplemental benefits for eligible employees under Section 125 (Cafeteria Plan) and voluntary annuity plans, if elected.
    • For part-time employees, the 7.50% contribution to the PARS 457(b) FICA Alternative Plan will be deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis.