Salaries & Benefits



Group health insurance coverage is provided through TRS-ActiveCare, the statewide public school health insurance program. The district’s contribution to employee insurance premiums is determined annually by the board of trustees. Employees eligible for health insurance coverage include:

  • Employees who are active, contributing TRS members, or

  • Employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least 10 hours per week


The insurance plan year is from September 1 through August 31.


For additional information, contact:

TISD Business Office

700 N. Catherine Street


Or TRS-ActiveCare, 800-222-9205


A new hire in a TRS-covered position who is a TRS member on his or her actively-at-work date enrolls for coverage within 31 days after the actively-at-work date. The employee's effective date is the employee's choice of:

(1) his or her actively-at-work date, or

(2) the first of the month following the employee's actively-at-work date.

2019-2020 TRS ActiveCare Rates



Employees may be eligible to participate in the Cafeteria Plan (Section 125) and, under IRS regulations, must either accept or reject this benefit. This plan enables eligible employees to pay certain insurance premiums on a pretax basis, i.e., disability, accidental death and dismemberment, cancer and dread disease, dental and additional term life insurance. A third party administrator handles employee claims made on these accounts.



All personnel employed on a regular basis for one half or more of the standard full-time workload are eligible for membership in the Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS).



Teacher Retirement System of Texas

1000 Red River St.

Austin, Texas 78701

512-542-6400 or 1-800-223-8778

TRS TDD 512-542-6444 or 1-800-841-4497

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