•  Granbury ISD
     
    Employee Benefits
     
    Granbury ISD offers a number of benefits to employees.  This includes medical insurance, group life insurance, and retirement benefits.
     
    Several voluntary insurance products are available through First Financial Administrators. 

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    First Financial Administrators

Granbury ISD Medical Insurance Contribution

  • Full-Time Employees: $378 per month
    Part-Time Employees: $282 per month

GISD Employee Connection Blog

  • Insurance Open Enrollment for 2021-22 Plan Year

    Posted by GISD Human Resources Dept. on 7/13/2021

    Open enrollment for medical and voluntary insurance is Monday, July 12 through Friday, August 20.

    Benefits will be effective on September 1, 2021.

    For questions, please contact HR benefits specialist Tracey Poe at (817) 408-4191 or tracey.poe@granburyisd.org.

    Additional information is available on the GISD website at www.granburyisd.org/benefits.

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    WHAT IS OPEN ENROLLMENT?

    The open enrollment period allows you to review, change or continue benefit elections every year. Keep in mind that benefit plan changes are only allowed throughout the plan year if it is during open enrollment or you have a qualified Section 125 event. During open enrollment, you can do the following:

    • Elect or decline coverage, in addition to changing existing coverage.
    • Review personal informationand verify that covered dependents are named on the plan. (If there are inconsistencies between your personal and/or benefit information, you will need to notify your employer.)
    • Confirm that the correct dependents are selectedin order to be covered for every benefit including medical, dental, vision, etc.

    ONLINE ENROLLMENT

    Visit www.benefits.ffga.com/granburyisd and click the How to Enroll button in the menu. Click the red Enroll Now button to login.

    Login - Your Social Security Number with no dashes.

    Password/Pin – Is the last four digits of your Social Security Number and the last two digits of your birth year (678977).

    Verify your personal information.

    • Verify all dependent information including SSN and date of birth. This step is very important!

    ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE CENTER

    July 12 – August 20, 2021
    Monday - Friday from 8a.m. - 5p.m.

    855-765-4473, Option 1

    A First Financial Representative will help enroll you in your benefits and answer questions. There is an option to leave a voice message for a representative to call you back.

     

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  • CareFlite Employee Benefit

    Posted by GISD Human Resources Dept. on 1/25/2021

    CareFlite

    CareFlite is a Granbury ISD benefit provided to all employees at no charge.  

    All listed family members living at your residence are covered under your membership.  

    Information is needed for updating current CareFlite members and adding new enrollees as well.  See forms on the Benefits website. 

    Please send completed forms to tracey.poe@granburyisd.org or call (817) 408-4191 for more information. 

    Additional information is available on the Benefits website here.

     

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  • Reimbursement for Leave Upon Retirement

    Posted by GISD Human Resources Dept. on 1/19/2021

    Notify Human Resources Dept. by February 1 if you are retiring and want to take advantage of this reimbursement program. 

    The following leave provisions shall apply to local leave earned beginning on the original effective date of this program. 

    A full-time employee who retires from the District shall be eligible for reimbursement for local leave under the following conditions:

    1. The employee’s retirement is voluntary, i.e., the employee is not being discharged or nonrenewed.
    2. The employee provides advance written notice of intent to retire by February 1 of the duty year in which the retirement will occur.
    3. The employee completes his or her final duty year.
    4. The employee is retiring under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS).
    5. The employee has at least five consecutive years of full-time service with the District immediately preceding retirement.
    6. The employee uses no more than six days of paid or unpaid leave during his or her final year of service with the District; and
    7. The employee uses no more than three days of paid or unpaid leave after providing notice on February 1.

    For purposes of this provision, the duty year for an exempt, 12-month employee retiring at the end of August shall extend through his or her final day of service with the District. 

    An eligible employee shall be reimbursed for each day of local leave at his or her daily rate or $100 per day, whichever is less, to a maximum of $3,000 in accordance with the following: 

    School year

     

    Number of eligible local days

    Amount for notification by Feb. 1

    Maximum reimbursement for local days

    2015–2016

    5

    $2,500

    $500

    2016–2017

    10

    $2,000

    $1,000

    2017–2018

    15

    $1,500

    $1,500

    2018–2019

    20

    $1,000

    $2,000

    2019–2020

    25

    $500

    $2500

    Beginning with the 2020–2021 school year, an eligible employee shall be reimbursed for each day of local leave at his or her daily rate or $100 per day, whichever is less, to a maximum amount of $3,000. 

    The rate established by the Board shall be in effect until the Board adopts a new rate. Any changes to the rate shall apply beginning with the school year following the adoption of the rate change. 

    If the employee is re-employed with the District, days for which the employee received payment shall not be available to that employee.

     

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  • Expiration of Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

    Posted by GISD Human Resources Dept. on 12/18/2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed a bill that required certain employers to provide paid leave to employees impacted by the coronavirus.  

    The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act assisted working families facing public health emergencies arising out of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“Covid-19”) global pandemic.  EPSL was provided under the Families First Coronavirus Act (“FFCRA”) and became effective on April 1, 2020. The FFCRA paid leave provisions apply to qualifying leave taken between April 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.  

    The EPSL and its requirements expire on December 31, 2020, and any unused EPSL cannot be carried over to the next calendar year.   

    For questions, please contact benefits/leave specialist Tracey Poe at tracey.poe@granburyisd.org.

     

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