Birdville ISD Employee Benefits
Welcome to Employee Benefit AnnualEnrollment 2020-2021!
BISD's employee benefit open enrollment period runs from 7/15 - 8/11. Benefit changes are effective 9/1. Keep an eye on this Open Enrollment page for continuing updates through Open Enrollment.
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 what your current enrollment and beneficiary designations are, 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.
Resources and Assistance for 2020-2021
Significant changes are happening this Year! Because the district is unable to provide in-person assistance due to COVID-19, below are important presentations and enrollment assistance options.
Presentations and Guides (What to do first):
Step 1: View the 2020-2021 Enrollment Guide
Step 2: View the Birdville Benefit Explanation Video (English) or in
Step 3: Check your medical providers are in network at the BCBS Provider Search Tool
Step 4: Enroll by downloading the Mobil App: Text FBS BIRDVILLEISD to 313131 (recommended);
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Go to THEbenefitsHUB Enrollment site: http://www.mybenefitshub.com/birdvilleisd then click THEbenefitsHUB in the middle of the page. Information will also be available on each benefit as you go through enrollment;
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Call the FBS Call Center at 866-914-5202 Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. English and Spanish assistance available. Please complete the enrollment checklist prior to calling.
If You Need Assistance:
Live virtual group presentations: Missed the live benefit explanations? Click here for a recorded version of the live presentation including questions.
1 on 1 virtual appointments: Schedule a 1:1 virtual appointment available 7/20, 7/28, 8/5 from 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Click here for scheduling instructions, enrollment checklist, and FAQs. Please complete the enrollment checklist prior to your appointment.
FBS Call Center: 866-914-5202 Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. English and Spanish assistance available. Please complete the enrollment checklist prior to calling.
District Benefits Specialist: By phone 817-547-5782, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person by appointment only.
TRS/Blue Cross Blue Shield: Personal Health Guides available 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday at 1-866-355-5999 For questions about the HD, Primary, Primary+, and AC2 plans, transition of care, and pre-authorizations.
Scott & White HMO: 1-800-321-7947 for questions about the regional Scott and White HMO plan.
NOW AVAILABLE- ASK EMMA HEalth Plan Decision Tool - visit trsactivecare.bswift.com
* Type the first few letters of your district name to select your district
* Click on first time user and create your account or use your log in credentials if you have previously logged in.
403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans: Click here to schedule a virtual appoinmtnet with the disctirct's TCG representative, Clayton Puckett. Additional resources below:
What's Changing for 2020-2021
Below is a quick a recap of what is changing and why it is important
Medical - TRS will transition from Aetna to Blue Cross Blue Shield and provide a new plan offering. You do not have to change plans if you don't want to. Though many plan features are similar, the networks will be changing. It is important to ensure your doctors are in network. If you are in the middle of care, you may need to have your doctor re-submit prior authorizations. Pricing, network, and transition links are available below. TRS has new assistance number for the 2020-2021 plans at 1-8666-355-5999.
Dental - The annual benefit maximum is changing to a 9/1 plan year. Previously, the plan year was 9/1-8/31, and the annual benefit maximum was a 1/1-12/31 calendar year. Changing to 9/1 will bring all plan and benefit years in line. This means if you have exhausted your dental benefits this year, you will be eligible for dental benefits early, on 9/1 instead of 1/1.
ID Theft - The district will moving from ID Watchdog to ID Guard. The price will be a little less for the same benefits.
HSA - The District will be moving from NBS to EECU, providing the same HSA benefit but with local branch customer service access and no monthly fee. Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts will remain with NBS. HSA elections roll over automatically; if you do not actively choose to enroll or decline, your current election will continue and you will start with EECU 9/1. You will have the option of transferring remaining funds from NBS to EECU. NOTE: Your household may not be enrolled in both an FSA and HSA during the same plan year.
Individual Life - The District will not be offering Individual Life policies for 2020-2021 (voluntary group life is still available). Those currently enrolled in an individual life policy with 5Star will continue their policies unless they actively decline them. Rates will not change for those currently enrolled.
TRS ActiveCare Medical
This year, TRS will transition from Aetna to Blue Cross Blue Shield and provide a new plan offering. Though many plan features are similar, the networks will be changing. It is important to ensure your doctors are in network. Network information will be available in June.
Personal Health Guides available 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday at 1-866-355-5999 for questions about TRS Active Care Plans
2020-2021 What's New (rates do not reflect District Contribution)