The district offers each employee with a group insurance plan. Van ISD participates in TRS-ActiveCare. This is a comprehensive health care and prescription drug program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is the medical plan administrator. Merck-Medco administers the prescription drug program. The state and district contributes $225.00 monthly toward the premium per employee. There are three (3) plans offered by TRS-ActiveCare. Premiums vary; depending on which plan is selected. For an overview of the plans, you can visit the TRS website, www.trs.state.tx.us/trs-activecare. All employees have the option of selecting any or all of the following supplement benefits: cancer plans, disability plans, life insurance plans, annuity plans, medical reimbursement plans. The employee has the option to participate in the “Cafeteria Plan” (authorized by the Internal Revenue Code), which allows monthly premiums to be deducted from his/her pay before taxes.
Medical Benefits – TRS-ActiveCare
Vary depending on plan chosen, see TRS website.
Dental Benefits offered through MetLife Insurance Company
Claims are paid at 100%, 80% or 50% of the usual and customary dental charge for employees and/or dependents. Maximum calendar year benefit per person is $1,000. Dental insurance is an eligible Section 125/Cafeteria Plan.
Life Insurance Benefits
A life insurance policy in the amount of $10,000 is provided at no cost to the employee.
Vision Benefits offered through Block Vision
This plan offers eye care to employees and/or their dependents. Coverage is available at Participating Providers as well as Non-Participating Providers after applicable co-payments are fulfilled.
Additional supplemental benefit plans
Please visit our third party administrator website at www.gentryfinancialgroup.com.