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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.

Although the district reasonably expects substitutes to work at least 10 hours per week, the district does not guarantee that you will receive 10 hours every week. The district’s need for substitutes varies from week to week. In some weeks, you may not receive any assignments. Similarly, the district understands that some weeks you may not be able to accept assignments due to illness or other personal reasons.

If you are a new substitute, you must enroll in or decline medical coverage within 31 days from date of hire. If you are a returning substitute, you may enroll in medical coverage during the annual open enrollment. If you decline coverage, you cannot enroll again until the next plan year unless you experience a special enrollment event

If you elect to enroll, you will be responsible for the full premium, and you must submit payment for one calendar month with your enrollment form. The premiums thereafter will be brought to the Payroll office by the 1st of the month (i.e. April premium due by April 1). If you fail to pay by the 10th, the district will proceed with the coverage cancellation process. Your coverage may also be cancelled if you lose eligibility for TRS-ActiveCare. Unless you elect to cancel your health insurance, you remain eligible for coverage during the summer months (June - August) provided your premiums are paid on time.

A substitute who is enrolled in TRS-Active Care and who is then removed from the substitute roster becomes ineligible for health coverage and will be provided notice regarding continuation coverage under COBRA (if eligible). Cancellation due to non-payment is considered a voluntary drop; therefore, you would not be eligible for COBRA.

Still have questions? Please contact the Benefits Department.