Another Texas School District Challenges TRS ActiveCare Mandate

Texas school district to over TRS ActiveCare alternative health plan effective September 1, 2020

SOURCE: www.ecisd.net/Page/8777

As a District of Innovation, East Central ISD (ECISD) is choosing to be flexible with the medical coverage offered to employees. Beginning September 1, 2020, eligible ECISD employees will be given an additional option for medical insurance through the Universal Benefits Consortium, the UBC. Open enrollment for both the UBC and TRS plans will take place from July 15, 2020, through August 13, 2020.

THE UBC – CIGNA PLANS:

FREE access to a health and wellness center – exclusive to employees and dependents who enroll in the plan

No prescription deductible and free generics

No referral necessary to see a specialist

Rates under the UBC are lower compared to the TRS plans, and the UBC HD plan will be $0 for employee-only coverage. The UBC HD Plan is not HSA eligible but is FSA eligible.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity. Click here for live information sessions available through Zoom at 10:00 a.m on Tuesdays: July 14, July 21,  and July 28.

Cigna Open Access Plus Network FIND A CIGNA PROVIDER HERE When searching, please make sure to select the CIGNA OPEN ACCESS PLUS NETWORK. You may search by provider location and name or type.  Please note, when viewing search results, you may scroll through names or reference the map with pinned locations.

TRS ACTIVECARE – BCBS PLANS:

The TRS ActiveCare employee-only HD plan will no longer be the $0 plan for employees.  Cost will increase to $47/month.

The Select Plan will become the “Primary Plus” plan.  Specialist referrals will be required and a Primary Care Physician must be selected in the online system during open enrollment.  The network will be a statewide network only. No out of network coverage.

A new “Primary” Plan will be added.  This plan is similar to the Primary Plus Plan but will have lower premiums with a higher deductible and higher copays.  Specialist Referrals will be required and a Primary Care Physician must be selected in the online enrollment system during open enrollment. The network will be a statewide network only with no out of network coverage.

TRS ActiveCare 2 remains closed to new enrollment.  Only employees currently on the plan can remain on the plan.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Networks FIND YOUR TRS BCBS PROVIDER HERE Click on the link and then choose the search button for the particular plan.  Note, the Primary and Primary Plus plans access a statewide only network and is different than the network for the HD-1 and ActiveCare 2 Plans.

COMPARE UBC AND TRS RATES AND PLANS 20-21

 

ENROLL HERE BETWEEN JULY 15 THROUGH AUGUST 13. 

 

CURRENT PLAN  YEAR 2019-2020

Enrollment for the current plan year, 2019-2020 is only open to new-hire employees within 30 days of hire date, OR to current employees who experience a life event. Please click on valuable links below to access important information. Visit the TRS ActiveCare Aetna website for more information.

2019-2020 Rates in English

2019-2020 Rates in Spanish

2019-2020 Plan Highlights

 

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