Health insurance is offered through TRS ActiveCare, administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and can become effective on either the date of hire or the first of the month following the date of hire. Please visit the 2022-2023 Employee Benefits Portal for more information.
All supplemental benefits such as dental, vision, disability, and life insurances, will become effective on the first of the month following the date of hire.
New hires have 31 days from the date of hire to enroll for benefits.
New hires must log onto the Sheldon ISD Employee Benefits Center's "How to Enroll" page in order to enroll, or decline, coverage within 31 days of the date of hire. If declining all coverage, employees must assign a beneficiary for the $10,000 of life insurance the District provides at no cost to the employee. If no beneficiary is assigned for the life insurance, the benefit will be paid according to Texas State law and probate. There can be a long delay for survivors to receive the benefit if no beneficiary is assigned. Note: beneficiaries under the age of 18 will have the benefit held in trust until the attainment of age of 18.
If no action is taken within 31 days of the new hire date, all benefits will be noted as declined and no beneficiary will be assigned for the district paid life insurance.
Annual Open Enrollment is held each year beginning toward the end of May. Employees may make changes to all supplemental benefits during this time. Medical open enrollment will begin in mid- July to make changes for Medical only. The changes will take effect on September 1, the start of the new plan year.
Sheldon ISD employees are eligible to participate in the following plans:
TRS-ActiveCare (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) - Click HERE for provider information
Ameritas Dental Plan PPO (High and Low plan options)
Group Critical Illness by AFLAC
Cancer Plan by American Fidelity
Disability Plan by American Fidelity Insurance
Group Accident Plan by The Standard
Individual Whole Life Insurance by Texas Life
Legal Shield - Metlaw / ID Shield - iLock360
403(b) and 457(b) Retirement Savings administered by JEM Resource Partners
Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Plans / HSA Plan for High Deductible Plan
Group Term Life insurance by Unum
(District Provides Basic Employee Life of $10,000)
You may add or cancel coverage during the plan year if you have a qualifying life event. You must notify the benefits department within 31 days of the change with the proper documentation.
QUALIFYING LIFE EVENTS INCLUDE:
- Changes in household, including marriage, divorce, legal separation, annulment, death of a spouse, birth, adoption, placement for adoption, or death of a dependent child
- Loss of health coverage, attributable to your spouse's employment, losing existing health coverage including job-based, individual and student plans, losing eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP, turning 26 and losing coverage through a parent's plan.