Basic and Optional Employee Benefits

Basic and Optional Employee Benefits

NOTE: The State will provide a monthly contribution toward your health insurance premiums based on the membership chosen.

Employees will be enrolled automatically in the HealthSelect Plan and $5000 life insurance on the first day they become benefits eligible. An employee has 30 days from the first benefits-eligibility date to enroll in optional/dependent coverages. Optional/dependent coverages will begin the first day of the month following the date the enrollment form is signed. If an enrollment form is signed on or before the first benefits-eligibility date, optional/dependent coverages will begin on the first day of benefits eligibility.  Health insurance coverage becomes effective on the first day of the month following the 90th day of employment.

  • Health Insurance
    • HealthSelect of Texas
  • Life Insurance
    • Basic coverage of $5,000.
    • Optional - 1X, 2X, 3X and 4X annual salary
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (employee and family)
    • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Dental Insurance
    • CIGNA Dental Choice Indemnity Plan
  • Group Long Term Care
  • Retirement Programs
    • Teacher Retirement System of Texas
      • State contributes 6.6644% of salary (the state contribution to retirement can vary from year to year based on legislative action).
      • Employee contributes 6.4% of salary
      • (These percentages can fluctuate with time.)
    • Texas Optional Retirement Program
      • Employee contributes 6.65% of salary
      • State contributes 6.58% of salary
      • (These percentages can fluctuate with time.)
    • Social Security
  • Other Insurance Programs
    • Workers Compensation
    • Unemployment Compensation
  • Leave Time
    • Vacation Amounts
      • 0 - 24 months -   8 hours
      • 25 - 60 months -   9 hours
      • 61 - 120 months - 10 hours
      • 121 - 180 months - 11 hours
      • 181 - 240 months - 13 hours
      • 241 – 300 months – 15 hours
      • 301 – 360 months – 17 hours
      • 361 – 420 months – 19 hours
      • 421 - > months – 21 hours
    • Sick Leave - 8 hours per month
    • Sick Leave Pool
    • 12-15 paid Holidays (the number of holidays can vary based on legislative action).
    • Jury Duty, Witness Duty, Time off for voting, Military Leave
  • Savings Programs
    • Educational Employees Credit Union
    • Tax Sheltered Annuities and Deferred Compensation
    • Tax sheltering of employee contributions to child care, medical expenses, and insurance premiums.
    • U.S. Savings Bonds
  • Additional Benefits
    • Direct Deposit
    • Continuing Education and Training
    • Longevity Pay
      • 24 months - $20 per month
      • 48 months - $40 per month
      • 72 months - $60 per month
      • 96 months - $80 per month
      • 120 months - $100 per month
      • 144 months - $120 per month
      • 168 months - $140 per month
      • 192 months - $160 per month
      • 216 months - $180 per month
      • 240 months - $200 per month
      • 264 months - $220 per month
      • 288 months - $240 per month
      • 312 months - $260 per month
      • 336 months - $280 per month
      • 360 months - $300 per month
      • 384 months - $320 per month
      • 408 months - $340 per month
      • 432 months - $360 per month
      • 456 months - $380 per month
      • 504 months - $420 per month


This page last updated 14th Aug 2012