BENEFITS FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES AND SUBSTITUTES
Part-Time employees are defined as those regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week. Part-TIme employees and Substitutes are eligible for medical benefits as long as they maintain an average of 10 hours of work per week.
Employees who are not eligible for TRS membership must complete a 457(b) FICA Alternative Plan and Trust Agreement and have contributions deducted. This account also substitutes for Social Security; earnings as a part-time employee for the district will not be reflected on a Social Security statement. Information about the FICA Alernative Plan can be found at https://region10rams.org/documents/#/search-forms/birisd.
Part-time employees may elect medical coverage through the district as long as they work at least 10 hours per week, but are responsible for the full cost of the coverage with no district contribution. Premiums are paid through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis unless elected otherwise. Monthly medical premiums for single coverage are as follows:
Click here for the complete packet provided at the time of hire.
Click here for medical plan highlights. This document provides a side-by-side comparison of what each plan covers. Please note, in this area the South Texas Blue Essentials HMO and the West Texas Blue Essentials HMO are not available.
Click here for the medical plan enrollment guide. This document provides the specifics of the plans and how to use them.
ActiveCare HD (in or out of network; PPO)
Employee Only $429.00
ActiveCare Primary (in network; HMO)
Employee Only $417.00
ActiveCare Primary + (in-network; HMO)
Employee Only $542.00
HMO Scott & White (in-network; HMO)
Employee Only $542.48
In addition, the district offers access to other supplemental benefit plans such as:
Dental Insurance Vision Insurance
Telehealth Critical Illness
Accident Insurance Pet Insurance
Further information about each plan can be found here.
Supplemental benefit offerings are provided through Financial Benefit Services and premiums are not paid through payroll deduction. For more information about these plans, please call Janie Lewis at (469) 636-8837 (English or Spanish) or visit www.myfbsbenefits.com.