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Benefits: Health Insurance Info

Health Insurance

On January 1, 2011, the Mesquite ISD began using TRS ActiveCare as our medical plan provider. MISD participates in the State health plan with TRS ActiveCare which is administered by Aetna and CVS Caremark.  The district contributes $2292 and $2664 (depending on which plan you are enrolled in), and the State contributes $900 per year to your health insurance.

Visit the Teacher Retirement System website at www.trs.state.tx.us to link directly to TRS ActiveCare information (Click on “Active Members,” then “TRS ActiveCare”).  The Customer Service phone number for Aetna and CVS Caremark is 1-800-222-9205.

For Mesquite ISD health plan participants, we are excited to promote the Mesquite Employee Health Center (MEHC) at 300 West Kearney in Mesquite for all your primary physician care and prescription needs. For more information, visit the MEHC website.

NOTE to employees who work between 10 – 19 hours:

TRS allows employees who actively work between 10 – 19 hours to enroll in the health insurance.  Since these employees are not members of TRS, the district contribution will not apply to the health insurance.  These employees will need to pay 100 percent of the health premium each month in advance.  

Beginning 9/1/14, all 10-19 hourly employees must 1.enroll in a health plan or 2.complete a MISD health declination form (see form below). 

Health insurance premiums must be paid in advance for the upcoming month’s coverage. Premiums are due in the Benefits Office by the 30th of each month (or post-marked by the 30th of the month if USPS). If the 30th falls on a weekend or holiday, payment is due on the last working day of the month. If payment is not received in a timely manner, coverage will be terminated for non-payment of premium. Payments may be made by check, money order (payable to Mesquite ISD), Mastercard, Visa, or Discover.

NOTE:  Enrollees in the health plan will not receive a monthly bill, invoice or payment reminder.  Upon enrollment, the health insurance rate will be determined by the plan/tier you sign up for.  Payment receipts will be furnished upon request.

If you do not want to participate in the district's health insurance, Mesquite ISD and TRS/BCBS require that you complete a TRS declination certification form.