Human Resources

Benefits Package

Terrell ISD is proud to offer a robust benefits package for our valued employees.  Our benefits include: medical and dental insurance, access to telemedicine and a cafeteria plan, a $10,000 district-funded life insurance policy, free annual workout membership to the EXCEL center, and more!  We believe that valued employees are happy employees and we are committed to offering the very best incentives to those who choose to call Terrell ISD home.


Terrell ISD provides group health insurance coverage through TRS-ActiveCare, the statewide public school health insurance program. The insurance plan year is from September 1 through August 31.

The district’s contribution to employee insurance premiums is determined annually by the board of trustees. For the 2024-2025 school year, the district will contribute $300 per month toward insurance costs.


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


A new hire in a TRS-covered position who is a TRS member on his or her actively-at-work date must enroll 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.

TRS Active Care Insurance Rates

TRS ActiveCare Rates

Insurance Questions

For questions about insurance, contact Martha Andrade, Terrell ISD Benefits Specialist, at 972.563.7504 x3360 or

Information can also be obtained on the TRS-ActiveCare, website or by calling 800-222-9205.


Unable to make it to the doctor in person? No problem! Terrell ISD offers free access to MDLIVE which offers reliable 24/7 health care by phone or video for hundreds of medical and mental health needs. Create an account for fast, hassle-free health care anytime and anywhere with the link below.

Registration Instructions

Cafeteria Plan Benefits

Terrell ISD is proud to offer our employees the option to participate in a Cafeteria Plan (Section 125). Under IRS regulations, employees 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.

Free Workout Membership

All eligible Terrell ISD employees receive a free gym membership to the EXCEL center. Hop on the treadmill, climb the stairmaster or lift weights.- you choose! The district even offers group classes after work for free!

Group Life Insurance

Terrell ISD is proud to offer all eligible employees a district paid life insurance policy in the amount of $10,000.

Texas Teacher Retirement System

Terrell ISD employees who are 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).

Contact Information

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

How Will This Affect My Paycheck?

Questions on how selecting some of these options might impact your paycheck? Contact, Taryn Crabill, Director of Payroll and Benefits at 972-563-7504 x13344 or