Your benefits are effective on the first day of the month following your hire date or a life/qualifying event date.
Benefits premium payments are retroactive to the first of the month and deducted from the employee's paycheck accordingly.
Example: Donna is hired on April 15. Donna has 31 days to enroll for benefits before her waiting period expires on May 15. Donna is having trouble deciding and finally makes a decision on May 14. Donna will still owe premiums for benefits beginning May 1. Donna’s insurance coverage will go into effect on May 1 and as a result Donna will be retroactively billed for the effective date of May 1.
NOTE: It takes 7-10 business days before an employee becomes active in the carrier's system. Cards are mailed within one week of the vendor's system update. Employees can check the status of their cards or coverage by contacting the carrier directly.
A district substitute is eligible to enroll in TRS-ActiveCare if the district reasonably expects the substitute to work at least 10 hours per week. Hours worked for other school districts are not considered in determining whether a substitute is eligible for benefits through Mansfield ISD.
Benefit changes may only be made if you experience a valid qualifying event, such as adopting a child, getting married, spouse job status change, etc. Changes must be made within 31 days of the event.
The Mansfield ISD Benefit Plan is a Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan (Cafeteria Plan) allowed under the regulation of Section 125 of the Internal Revenue code.
RULES: “Pre-tax” elections cannot be revoked or changed during the plan year unless there is a qualifying event. Election changes must be consistent with the event.
Supporting Documents Required to Enroll/Cancel Coverage
Documentation of the qualifying event and dependent verification documentation must be submitted directly to the Benefits Office within 31 calendar days (including weekends and holidays) of the qualifying event date. (NOTE: All documents faxed or emailed are considered by the time stamp when they were sent whether office is closed or open.)
EXAMPLE OF QUALIFYING EVENT
REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
Birth of a Child
Verification of birth facts issued by hospital
Placement for adoption paperwork -or- Legal documentation of the adoption
Original signed divorce decree
Dependent’s enrollment in another employer’s benefits through job change or open enrollment
Proof of the enrollment including effective date of coverage, type of coverage (medical, dental, vision), and the names of dependents enrolled with their effective date of coverage.
Loss of benefits due to loss of job or loss of eligibility
Letter from former employer or print screens from insurance carriers listing:
Types of coverage lost, the last date of coverage, and the names of dependents losing coverage
**Switching plans during the plan year could cause your deductible and out-of-pocket limits to reset.
Benefits become effective the date of the event for: birth and adoption.
Marriage, divorce, and death become effective the first of the month following the event date.
To submit a change, complete the TRS Change Form and submit with documentation to the Benefits Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 817-548-2161, or in person at: 605 E. Broad Street, Mansfield TX 76063.
**No changes will be made outside of the 31 day window allowed**
The purpose of the Sick Leave Bank is to assist members of the bank dealing with their own unexpected catastrophic “serious health condition” (as defined by the Family Medical Leave Act) that force them to exhaust all paid leave and would result in a loss of income.
Are you eligible?
Have you been out for 10 consecutive work days?
Was this a pre-existing condition prior to your joining the SLB?
Prior to your return to work, please bring a doctor’s note with a return to work date including restrictions (if any) to the Benefits office at 605 E. Broad Street, Mansfield TX 76063 before you plan to return to work.
The release must be reviewed for approval and on file prior to your reporting back to duty.
We will provide you a green release form to take with you to your campus/department upon return. You will not be able to return to work without this green sheet.
You will need to bring your TRS 7 form to the MISD Payroll office located at 605 E. Broad Street, Manfield TX 76063. Once complete, they will forward to TRS after your final paycheck from MISD is processed.
Employees and dependents covered by TRS-ActiveCare are eligible for COBRA continuation coverage. After your resignation has been processed, you will receive a COBRA enrollment kit at the address we have on file.
For questions regarding your continuation of benefits, please contact the TRS-ActiveCare COBRA Administration at 1-833-682-8972 or Scott and White Health Plan COBRA Administration at 1-877-722-2667