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, a 1-2-3 matching retirement plan 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.

Insurance

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 2022-2023 school year, the district will contribute $300 per month toward insurance costs.

Eligibility

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

Enrollment

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 martha.andrade@terrellisd.org

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

TeleMedicine

Unable to make it to the doctor in person? No problem! Terrell ISD offers free access to telemedicine through TeleDoc for employees and their dependents. TelaDoc gives 24/7/365 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through the convenience of phone, video or mobile app visits.

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.

Retirement Plan

In addition to the Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS), Terrell ISD also offers a matching retirement plan! Employees are 100% eligible to begin participating in the program starting in year three. ER – 457(b) / EE – 403(b) or 457(b) The graded 3-tier matching schedule is as follows and is based upon continuous years' of service:

  • 3-5 years – 1%

  • 6-20 years – 2%

  • 21+ years – 3%

**ER contribution 100% vested

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, Karen Wardlaw, Terrell ISD Payroll Specialist at 972.563.7504 x3323 or karen.wardlaw@terrellisd.org