Medical Insurance: Nixon-Smiley CISD in cooperation with Blue Cross Blue Shield (Active Care BCBS) and Texas Schools Health Benefits Program ( TSHB program) offer health insurance options designed to meet the needs of N-S CISD employees and their families (NSCISD group health coverage complies with Tex. Educ. Code 22.004(d)) . 

Blue Cross Blue Shield: Use the Blue Cross Blue Shield Active Care web site to view plan information, print your own temporary medical insurance or Rx card. Click on the link to find a doctor near you or to access more benefits information. When entering the Blue Cross Blue Shield web site, either log in using your existing member information or register as a first time user. 

Need a replacement BCBS card?  Call a Personal Health Guide at 1-866-355-5999 to get your ID card information.  You can then register for Blue Access for Members . With your member information, you can get an ID card by:

  • Download the BCBSTX App from  Apple App Store or Google Play for a digital ID card
  • Text BCBSTX to 33633 and following the prompts
  • Login to BAM to print a temporary ID card–once in BAM, left-click on the picture of the ID card to print or download.

Texas Schools Health Benefits Program (TSHBP) Alternative medical plan provides a link to benefits and forms, and an easy way to order a replacement or temporary ID card by clicking here.  You can also search for a provider near your by clicking here.

Nixon-Smiley CISD currently contributes $397.00 monthly to reduce the cost of any plan selected by a full-time employee enrolled in Active Care insurance.

Life insurance: The school district provides a $20,000 life insurance policy (at no cost) for each employee. You may purchase additional coverage amounts.

Flex Card (FSA): Is a medical expense debit card with an available balance of $500 per plan year. The card is offered (at no cost to employees) as an alternative for those who do not elect TRS Active Care medical insurance or the TSHB program. Uses for the card must be for medical, dental, co-payments, prescription drugs and some approved over the counter medication(s). FSA plans are governed by IRS rules and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) via our co-op relationship with National Benefit Services (NBS820871) click here for a link to more information on the employee benefits portal.

457 Savings Plan: The school district contributes to a 401(a) retirement plan designed to supplement a retirement plan or just get employees started on saving for the future!  District contributions on behalf of the employee are 100% vested after five years of continuous employment.  N-S CISD matches full-time employee 457 contributions up to 3% with a maximum of $1,500 annually (part-time employees are matched at 1/2 the rate/amount). The video link included here shows employees how to check their balance anytime or make changes to their contribution amount.   

Employees: Did you lose your supplemental benefits insurance card?  Not a problem...just read below! 

If you have lost/damaged your insurance card, just give your medical provider the insurance billing information listed below to obtain coverage until a new card is obtained.

Vendor: National Benefit Services
Phone#: (800) 583-6908

Short Term Disability: Short term disability is provided (at no cost to the employee).

Vendor: One America
Phone#: (844) 287-9499
File A Claim: (855) 517-6365

Long Term Disability: If elected, the cost of long term disability coverage is assumed by the employee.

Vendor: One America
Group#:G00617054-0000-000                                                                            Phone#: (844) 287-9499
File A Claim: (855) 517-6365

Additional benefits such as telehealth and identity theft plans are all available, as is the ability to participate in an IRS approved 403b plan.The Employee’s portion of the payment for all benefits offered is determined annually.

Telehealth Vendor: MDLive
Phone#: (888) 365-1663

Dental: N-S C.I.S.D. has contracted with Cigna Dental to provide employee dental benefits. You may select from two levels such as "PPO High" and a new "PPO Low" plan. More information may be found by viewing the employee benefits portal.

Vendor: Cigna Dental
Group#: 3336975
Phone#: (800) 244-6224 or (800) 997-1654

Website: http://www.mycigna.com

Vision: Employees seeking a temporary ID card may click on the link below to print a "Generic ID Card". Using the link, you may access information on vision care or eye glass providers who participate in the school district vision plan under Superior Vison. Once there, select the "Provider Search" link on the employee benefits portal to find a provider by zip code or by city and state.

Vendor: Superior Vision
Group#: 28888
Phone#: (800) 507-3800

Day Care: Is available at the “Mini-Mustang Cottage” located next to the Middle School Campus. Services are provided by school district employees at reasonable full and half day rates. 

Leave: Each employee earns (Earned Leave) a total of ten leave days per year. Five of these days are granted through the state of Texas personal leave program. State personal days may be accumulated without restriction and may be transferred among school districts in Texas. The remaining five days are local days granted by School District. Use of local leave is charged at the rate of $80.00/day and is cumulative within the district and not transferable.

Car/Phone/Travel Expenses: When available, the district maintains several vehicles for school business travel. Approved school related expenses will be reimbursed on a monthly basis per district policy.

Cafeteria Plan: Premiums paid for medical insurance, Flex Card, vision and dental insurance are eligible for pre-tax deduction benefits.

If you left your benefits card at home or lost it, you can still receive care by using the billing address and group number(s) found above or by printing the attached benefits provider list here.

More information about Nixon-Smiley benefits may be found on the Benefits Portal by clicking here.

Questions or a request for details related to the above should be directed to the Human Resources office.

Director of Human Resources: I. Jimenez