NEW HIRES AND ELIGIBILITY
Employees in positions regularly scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week are eligible for the full range of benefits offered by Birdville ISD. Employees regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week are eligible to enroll in medical coverage but do not receive the district’s contribution towards medical. Part-time employees also have access to supplemental benefit through Financial Benefits Services (FBS). Please visit the Benefits for Part-Time Employees page by clicking here.
For demographic changes including name and address changes, please click here to be directed to the Address/Name Change page on the Human Resources site.
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 designations, please click here and then click on THEbenefitsHUB link under the picture. Please use the instructions on the log-in screen.
We hope this information is helpful, but please feel free to contact the benefits office at any time with questions at 817-547-5782.
New Hire Enrollment
Click here for your New Hire Benefits Orientation Presentation (you should hear audio)
*Note: If you are a new hire in the month of August, please do not log into THEbenefitsHUB before July 15, 2020. All benefits options will not be available to you until 7/15/20. You will be required to complete both your new hire ernollments, as well as open enrollment, in two separate steps. A walkthrough guide can be found here.
Health Care Related Enrollment
Employees new to the district or employees moving from a part time to full-time benefit eligible position must enroll in or waive benefits in the first 30 days from their actively at work date (start date). Medical is effective the first of the month after hire date, but may be made effective on the employee’s hire date at the employee’s written request. All other benefits, including district paid benefits, are effective the first of the month after 30 days of employment.
Benefit elections must be made by going to the District’s Benefits Portal and clicking on THEbenefitsHUB. You may also download the FBS Mobile Enrollment App by texting "FBS BIRDVILLEISD" to 313131. From there, you will find instructions for installing the app on either Android, Apple, or other devices. The app contains the current year benefit information and includes more information than just enrollment.
Once enrollment is complete, employees have access to the HUB (either online or on a mobile device) to review their benefit elections and change beneficiary information. Please remember, once you have made your new hire elections and have passed your first 30 days, you will only be able to make changes during Annual Open Enrollment or due to a qualifying event mid-year. The HSA is the only exception to this rule. More information about these changes follows.
The District deducts premiums the month benefits are active, not in advance. For example, benefits active in October are deducted in October. It is imperative you confirm your changes take effect on your check and notify the Benefits Office of any discrepancies in a timely manner. For assistance on how to view your paycheck, click here.
403(b) and 457 Enrollment
You may enroll in the 457 and 403(b) plans at any time, but each have a different process. You will have the opportunity to enroll in the 457 during your new hire enrollment process on THEbenefitsHUB, or anytime after. The 403(b) must be set up by a vendor of your choice who will notify the District. Click here for a quick reference on these retirement plan options and a 10 minute retirement savings video. Approved 403(b) vendors can be found on the District's benefits portal here. TCG Administrators, the District's plan administrator, can help with the process for both the 457 and 403(b) plans. Please call TCG at (800) 943-9179, or the local representative Clayton Puckett via teleconference by going to www.tcgservices.ocm/cpuckett. Further information about these plans can be found on the District's benefits portal by clicking here. You will also be able to manage your accounts easily using the TCG Mobile Retirement App. Click here for more information.
Sick Leave Bank Enrollment
Employees who will be granted at least 3 days of local sick leave upon hire will be eligible to enroll in the District's Sick Leave Bank. Enrollees donate just 3 local days – you do not donate 3 days each year, and there is no monthly premium. For more information, view the benefits portal here. If you choose not to enroll, or are not yet eligible at the time of hire, your next opportunity to enroll will be during Open Enrollment for a September 1 effective date.
COBRA Initial Rights Notice
Click here for information regarding important information about your COBRA rights.