2021-2022 Benefits Guide


Employee Eligibility

All active full-time employees are eligible for full benefits. Full-time is defined as employees who work more than 30 hours per week.

Dependent Eligibility

Dependents who meet the descriptions listed below are eligible for coverage. Full-time employees may elect medical, dental, and dependent life coverage for their dependents within 30 days of being hired. Current full-time employees may elect health care coverage for their dependents during the Open Enrollment period or within 30 days of experiencing a Qualifying Life Event. Your child – your biological child, child with a qualified medical support order, legally adopted child, or child placed in the home for the purpose of applicable state and federal laws through the end of the month in which the child turns age 26. • Your stepchild – the child of your spouse for as long as you remain legally married to the child’s parent through the end of the month in which the child turns age 26. • Legal guardianship – a child for whom you have legal guardianship in accordance with an Order of Guardianship pursuant to applicable state or federal laws or a child for whom you are grant court-ordered temporary or other custody through the end of the month in which the child turns age 26. • Your adopted child – a child through adoption through the end of the month in which the child turns age 26. • Other Medical Support Order – a child in accordance with a Court Order pursuant to applicable state or federal laws. • Children over the age of 26 with permanent intellectual or physical disabilities if: o They were enrolled before they turned 26 and remain covered or they were over the age of 26 at the time of the enrollee’s initial enrollmen t; and o They are incapable of self-sustaining employment because of the intellectual or physical disability; and o They are dependent on the enrollee for care and financial support. • Your spouse – the person to whom you are legally married. •

How to Enroll in Benefits

New hires will complete their benefit enrollment forms through the NEOGOV Onboarding portal and will also create an ADP account as first-time users to make benefit elections. Instructions will be emailed to new hires on how to register for ADP and make benefit elections. Current EAA employees will elect benefits via ADP during the annual Open Enrollment period. Instructions to make benefit elections will be emailed to employees prior to each annual Open Enrollment period.

Employees are automatically enrolled in the following EAA plans and the required payroll deductions for TCDRS:

• Basic Life & AD&D Insurance – no cost to the employee • Long Term Disability – no cost to the employee • Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS) – 7% mandatory contribution

Benefit elections become effective on the first of the month following date of hire. TCDRS becomes effective on date of hire.


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