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    Birdville ISD Employee Benefits
  • Your Benefit Plans Are Here to Help You Through COVID-19

    Below you will find information detailing how each of BISD's health plans is helping with COVID-19. Keep reading for great resources.

    If you need to order new cards,  need claim filing instructions, or other information you may contact the carriers individually listed on Birdville's Benefits Portal by clicking here.

    If you need to access THEbenefitsHUB to see your current enrollment and beneficiary desingations, please click here and then click on THEbenefitsHUB link under the picture. Log-in information has been reset in preparation for Open Enrollment, please use the instructions on the log-in screen. 

  • COVID-19 Vaccines and Assitance Sheduling

    ALL school employees are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. While we work through the possibility of getting an in-district vaccination site, we want to share with you current options to get vaccinated. If you are interested, a few links to places that may have appointments are provided below. (Please note, this is not an exhaustive list. We encourage you to search online for other options at your leisure.)  

    CVS

    https://www.cvs.com/vaccine/intake/store/cvd-schedule?icid=coronavirus-lp-vaccine-sd-statetool

    WalMart

    https://www.goodrx.com/covid-19/walmart#find-a-vaccination-site

     Tarrant County Public Health

    https://tcph.quickbase.com/db/bq3q4uet8

    Helpful hints:

     If asked, indicate that you are a teacher/EA/education custodial staff or support.

    1. List “Birdville ISD” as your employer if asked.
    2. Use your school email address, if possible, to ensure they can verify you are a District employee.

     

    Texas Public health Vaccine Scheduler

    The new Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler helps Texans get scheduled for a COVID-19 vaccine at clinics hosted by participating Texas public health entities.

    For help scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine in your area, you can sign up with the new Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler in one of two ways:

    • Call (833) 832-7067 any day of the week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • OR, if you have internet access, sign up at GetTheVaccine.dshs.texas.gov Once registered, you’ll be notified by email or text when and where to get the vaccine.

    If there’s not an available clinic near you, you’ll be directed to other places to get your vaccine.

    You also still have the option to check with a community vaccine provider. This can be your local health authority, designated vaccine hubs, or retail pharmacies like HEB, CVS and Walgreens.

    The Texas Department of State Health Services has an interactive provider hub map where you can check for information about these types of providers. They’ll each have their own type of registration, so be sure to check on that process if you identify a location you’d like to use.

    All Texas adults 16 years and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

    To learn more, you can visit TRS’ COVID-19 vaccine information webpage or the Texas Department of State Health Services vaccination home page.

     

    ActiveCare Primary, Primary+, HD, and ActiveCare2

    Aetna and CVS Caremark have extended their COVID-19 coverage and provide the following to all participants:

    • $0 COVID-19 Vaccines.
    • $0 for COVID-19 realted testing and inpatient hospital stays through March 2021.
    • $0 TRS Virtual Health Visits Through Teladoc visits for any health need.
    • 24/7 Nurse Medical Line at 1-833-968-1770.
    • Access their suite of add-on wellness benefits to help you be your healthiest self when it matters most.
    • Refills for maintenance medications before a 30-day prescription is up (strongly encouraged).
    • Free home delivery of all prescription medications. See CVS pharmacy FAQ for more details.
    • CVS Health has activated a process to allow for 10-day overrides, when appropriate, for members in areas where a Declaration of Emergency has been issued.

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    Scott and White HMO

    The Scott and White HMO will provide the following to all participants:

    • $0 COVID-19 Vaccines.
    • $0 for COVID-19 realted testing and inpatient hospital stays through March 2021.
    • $0 Copay for eVisits and Other Benefit Updates. Currently, we are waiving all member out-of-pocket copay and cost-sharing for Telemedicine eVisits.
    • No-Cost COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. We are also now offering a convenient COVID-19 screening questionnaire at no cost through MyBSWHealth. You can access the screening questionnaire in MyBSWHealth now on the web or in the mobile app. To install the app on your mobile device, simply visit My.BSWHealth.com/download or text BETTER to 88408 to have it sent to your phone.

    To ensure your visit will be properly processed according to your insurance plan:

    Link your “SCOTT AND WHITE HEALTH PLAN” account in the MyBSWHealth app

    • Tap the gear icon (top right corner of app welcome screen)
    • Tap “Manage Linked Accounts”

    Link your "SCOTT AND WHITE HEALTH PLAN" account at MyBSWHealth.com

    • Go to “Settings” in the left navigation menu
    • Select “Linked Accounts and Devices” 

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    Telehealth through MDLive

    The service is at no cost to you or your immediate family members covered by the district, and does not require enrollment in a medical plan. MDLive physicians are available for consult via phone, mobile app, or video and can diagnose routine illnesses such as colds, allergies, rashes, ear infections, etc. For more information on MDLive, please visit the district's benefits portal here. When creating your account, please report your employer as Financial Benefit Services (FBS), not Birdville. 

    Please note: MDLIVE doctors cannot currently order tests for COVID-19.  

     

    Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts (DCA)

    A change in cost of daycare is considered a qualifying event for Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCA). As an employee enrolled in a DCA, this means that if you have experienced a daycare closure due to COVID19, you may change your contributions to $0 for the time being. Once childcare centers open and that ‘change in cost’ happens again, you may begin the contributions again.

    If you are interested in stopping your contribution at this time due to the situation described above, please complete the BISD Change Form and email it to susan.dippolito@birdvilleschools.net.

     

    Mental Health Support 

    Employee Assistance (EAP)

    The District provides an Employee Assistance Program through One America at no cost to eligible employees. The program is in place to assure that employees and their families have access to receive help to resolve personal problems in an effective and confidential manner. Click here to be directed to more information on our benefits portal. 

    TRS-ActiveCare Resources

    Participants enrolled in a TRS-Active Care medical plan have a number of resources available to them. For further information about the plans cover, please visit the TRS website here

    Texas Health and Human Services Commission Mental Health Support Line

    Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view the flyer. For additional resources from HHS click here

     

    Retirement Plans (403b and 457) and the CARES Act

    You may be aware that Congress has passed the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act with provisions to positively impact retirement plan participants, including your ability to make plan withdrawals. TCG, the 403(b) and 457 Plan Administrator for Birdville ISD, created a reference document related to the main provisions that impact your retirement plan. Click here for the reference document. 

    TCG would like to offer assistance with questions about the CARES Act. They have created a special email address inbox for this purpose monitored by a team of senior staff members with a thorough understanding of the CARES Act. Please send an email to caresact@tcgservices.com with your concerns and they will address them.

    TCG has also created a COVID19 Resource Hub with important information for plan participants. 

    Finally, they are continuing to expand their TeleWealth Virtual Consultation program to accommodate more appointments as your financial questions arise. Clicking on the link will allow you to schedule a virtual visit with the district's local representative. All services are provided at no cost.  

     

    Vision Services

    Superior Vision is committed to doing all they can to assist you during this unprecedented time. For any members that have received an eye exam less than one year ago and need to fulfill their vision benefits, they have partnered with 2 of the largest online retailers in the vision industry: GLASSES.com and 1800contacts.com.  Members can now use either of these resources with FULL in-network benefits! Additional vendor information can be found below.

                       Click here for more information on how to use benefits online.

                       Click here for information on 1800 Contacts

                        Click here for information on Glasses.com.