Hays CISD Benefits
If you were with BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) last year, you should experience no disruption in your medical or pharmacy services. However, if you changed plans or are a new enrollee to BCBS, please be on the lookout for two different cards.
Your BCBS health card and CVS/Caremark prescription cards will be sent separately. CVS/Caremark cards were mailed out on September 1st.
If you need immediate prescription help, THIS is the temporary card you need to print and give to your pharmacy until the hard copy reaches your mailbox. There is a blank space asking for the “ID”. That number is your social security number with 01 at the end.
BCBS cards will be mailed September 9, 2022. If you need a temporary pdf of your health card, please reach out to a Personal Health Guide (PHG) for BCBS at 1-866-355-5999. You’ll be asked for identifying information such as your date of birth and social security number. They will be able to e-mail a pdf of your temporary card to you.
THANK YOU for your patience and understanding.
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.
Health Plan Options
Hays CISD offers everything from dental, vision, term life to even pet insurance! You do not need to have health coverage to enroll in these optional benefits. Learn more about them!
Supplemental Medical (GAP)
Carrier- Beazley Group
Carrier- Lincoln Financial
Carrier- Vision Service Provider (VSP)
Carrier- The Hartford Group
Carrier- Guardian Group
Voluntary Term Life
Carrier- Lincoln Financial
Carrier- Texas Life
Carrier- APlus FCU
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
Carrier- Deer Oaks
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.
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.
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.)
- 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.