Welcome to the Benefits site for Birdville ISD!
Birdville ISD is excited to offer a variety of benefits to all regular employees scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week. For quick reference, below is a summary of benefits offered by the District. Detailed information and pricing on each health and savings benefit can be found in the benefits enrollment guide and on the benefit portal. You may also download the FBS Mobile App by texting "FBS BIRDVILLEISD" to 313131. Detailed information on employment and leave policies can be found on the Human Resources website in the Employee Handbook.
For demographic changes including name and address changes, view 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.
If you need to access THEbenefitsHUB to see your current enrollment and beneficiary designations, visit THEbenefitsHUB. 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.
Clicking on any of the benefit headers below will take you to the detailed information for each.
Employees assigned to a 12-month schedule (defined as July 1st to June 30th employment cycle) are provided additional vacation days as an opportunity for time off during the course of employment. The rate of accrual is based upon hire date and eligible position. Further information about vacation time can be found in the District’s Employee Handbook by clicking here.
State and Local Leave
Upon hire, all employees are provided up to 5 state and 5 local leave days, prorated based on start date. Local leave (aka local sick leave) can be used for an employee or immediate family member’s illness, family emergency, death in the immediate family, and active military leave. State Personal Leave may be used in the same manner as local sick leave (non-discretionary leave), or may be used at the employees' discretion with advanced, approved scheduling (discretionary leave). Additional information about State, Local and other leaves can be found in the District’s Employee Handbook by clicking here.
Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
All District employees employed on a regular basis for at least four and one-half months are members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Members contribute 8.0% of eligible compensation to the pension system and .65% to the TRS-Care fund (retiree health insurance).
Social Security and Medicare
The District and district employees do not contribute to the Social Security program. Therefore, years of Birdville ISD service and earnings will not be included on your Social Security statement. However, employees are required to contribute 1.45% of eligible compensation to Medicare.
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Group health insurance is available to all employees working at least 10 hours per week. Those who are regularly scheduled for 20 hours or more per week are eligible for the district's contribution. Employees working at least 10 hours per week, but less than 20, are eligible to elect medical coverage but are not eligible for the district's contribution and therefore, pay the full premium. Medical coverage is provided through TRS-ActiveCare, the statewide public school employee health insurance program. The district’s contribution to employee insurance premiums is determined annually by the board of trustees and is currently $260. Remaining premiums are paid by the employee through payroll deduction.
Dental and vision coverage is also provided at the employees' option and cost.
The District provides a Telehealth benefit at no cost to eligible employees. The purpose of the program is to assure that employees and their families receive convenient medical attention for common issues such as a cold, rash, allergies, etc.
Employee Assistance (EAP)
The District provides an Employee Assistance Program 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.
Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
The District provides all eligible employees with a $10,000 life insurance policy at no cost to the employee. Additional life insurance and AD&D policies are available at the employees' cost at reduced group rates. An employee may choose coverage for themselves and their dependents.
Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and Dependent Care Accounts (DCA)
Eligible employees may choose to direct payroll contributions on a pre-tax basis to an HSA or FSA, and DCA, therefore saving taxes on eligible health and dependent care related expenses. Please note, a household may not be enrolled in both an FSA and HSA during the same plan year.
Additional Voluntary Benefits
The District offers a variety of additional voluntary benefits to eligible employees, designed to provide employees with flexibility and stability through their benefit package. These benefits are at the employee’s cost and include:
Hospital Indemnity Plan Cancer Legal Services
Identity Theft Protection Emergency Transportation Disability
Sick Leave Bank
Provides additional sick leave days for members of the Bank who, in the event of a critical or extended illness, surgery, injury, and/or other temporary disability, are unable to perform the duties of his/her position. 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 Sick Leave Bank Guidelines.
The District offers 403(b) and 457(b) plan for all employees. These plans allow employees to contribute additional retirement money, tax deferred or not tax deferred, to provide supplemental income at retirement. For further information go to the District's benefits portal here, our retirement page here, or call TCG Administrators at 800-943-9179.