Hays CISD Benefits

Health Plan Options

  • ***UPDATE***

    Effective September 1, 2022, Hays CISD will no longer offer the Hays Advantage Health Plan (HAP). We will be returning to TRS ActiveCare. 

    The rates can be found below:

    2022-23 TRS Rates

     

     

    Hays CISD is proud to offer a zero-cost employee plan, The Hays Advantage Plan.  We also offer TRS ActiveCare with those plans sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield and an HMO plan through Baylor Scott and White (BSW).  Below is a break down of those plans.

    Hays Advantage Plan

    TRS ActiveCare

    BSW HMO

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

    Eligibility
    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.