• 1. When are benefits effective for new hires?

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    First day of the month following the employment start date.

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  • 2. How long do I have to enroll in benefits?

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    You have 31 days from your employment start date to elect or decline benefits. The following link will take you to the Benefits Plans page for summaries and rates: http://www.pearlandisd.org/Page/244

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  • 3. What is the benefit plan year for Pearland ISD?

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    Sept. 1 - Aug. 31

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  • 4. When will I receive an insurance card for medical, prescriptions, dental and vision in the mail?

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    • Once enrollment information has been received, carriers will send out ID cards within 7-10 business days.
    • For additional information, go to Supplemental Benefits
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  • 5. What if I lost or never received one of my ID cards?

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    • For medical care and prescription drugs, contact the carrier directly or go online to register and print a temporary ID card:
    • TRS ActiveCare-Aetna: 1-800-222-9205 or www.trsactivecareaetna.com
    • Caremark Pharmacy: 1-800-222-9205 (Option #2) or www.caremark.com

       Lincoln Dental Coverage:

    • A paper copy of the Lincoln High and Low PPO ID or Dental DHMO cards can be printed from the Supplemental Benefitspage on the Pearland ISD website.
    • Dental coverage can also be verified by the provider calling Lincoln Dental at 1-800-423-2765.

       Superior Vision Coverage:

    • A paper copy of the Superior Vision High and Low ID cards can be printed from the Supplemental Benefits page on the Pearland ISD website. 
    • Vision coverage can also be verified by the provider looking in the Superior Vision system at https://www.superiorvision.com/ or by calling Superior Vision at 1-800-507-3800. 

       Flexible Spending Account (FSA):

    • You should have received an e-mail from TASC to setup your MyTASC online account at www.tasconline.com, so you may view balances and request reimbursements online. 
    • The Flex System Participant Reference Guide will assist you with the initial login process for your MyTASC online account, how to use your TASC card and how to request reimbursement. 
    • If you did not receive an e-mail from TASC, and you would like to setup your MyTASC account online, you may contact TASC at 1-800-422-4661.
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  • 6. Am I able to make changes to my benefit plans in the middle of the year?

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    Yes, if you have a qualifying event. Please refer to the Family Status Change page. If you do not have a qualifying event, you will have to wait until the next annual enrollment period to make changes.

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  • 7. Where can I see the benefits I signed up for?

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    Login to the enrollment site at www.inrollplus.com/pearland.

    You will be able to view your current benefit elections, as well as, update your contact information and beneficiary(ies).

     For assistance with the InRoll website or benefit questions, please contact Online Benefit Enrollment Assistance at 1.877.730.7780.

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  • 8. Do I have to elect or decline insurance plans?

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    Yes, all employees must log onto InRoll, the enrollment portal, and decline or elect benefits within 31 days of their employment start date and during the annual insurance enrollment period.

    NOTE: Under the Affordable Care Act, all employees must enroll or decline coverage in a medical plan.

    For assistance with the InRoll website or benefit questions, please contact Online Benefit Enrollment Assistance at 1.877.730.7780.

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  • 9. Can I use a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay some medical expenses?

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    Yes. Please view information in regards to the flexible spending accounts on the Benefits Plans page, under Flexible Spending Account. If I enroll in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) account, can I enroll in an HSA account as well? No. You will only be able to enroll in one or the other. 

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  • 10. Can I use a Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay some medical expenses?

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    Please view information in regards to the health savings accounts on the Benefits Plans page, under Health Savings Account. If I enroll in the Health Savings Account (HSA) account, can I enroll in an FSA account as well? No. You will only be able to enroll in one or the other. If you want to enroll in an HSA, you will need to be on the TRS ActiveCare 1-HD plan, which is the high deductible plan.

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  • 11. Up to what age can a dependent child stay on my coverage?

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    Until he or she turns 26. It is the employee’s responsibility to notify the Benefits Office when a covered dependent child reaches the maximum age limit.

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  • 12. Does Pearland ISD offer a 401(k)?

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    No. But the district does offer 457 and 403(b) retirement plans. Please refer to the Benefits Plans page.

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  • 13. Where can I get TRS information and forms (for retirement or to withdraw)?

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    For TRS forms and information, you must contact TRS directly at 1-800-223-8778 or at https://www.trs.texas.gov/Pages/retirees_beneficiaries.aspx.

    TRS has an update about changes to your TRS-Care benefits that take effect Jan. 1, 2018.

    As a self-insured health benefits program, TRS-Care uses contributions from the state, public schools, employees and retirees to provide health care for participants. Over the past decade, health care costs have been skyrocketing, rising almost 10 percent each year. Without any changes to the program, TRS-Care was in danger of becoming too expensive to continue.

     
    In order to sustain TRS-Care for current and future retirees, the 85th Texas Legislature recently passed legislation that has changed the program’s benefits structure and provided additional funding to further support the program. On June 2, the TRS Board of Trustees approved new plan designs and premiums that go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.

    Please visit the pages below to see how the changes affect you:

     
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  • 14. How do I file a claim?

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  • 15. What form do I need to designate a beneficiary under TRS?

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    Complete form TRS 15 to designate a beneficiary or beneficiaries for active member death benefits or retiree survivor benefits.

    Form TRS 15- Designation of Beneficiary

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