2019-2020 Plan Year

This informational website has been created to bring forth a brief overview of your benefit choices as well as offer you a reference guide when questions arise regarding your insurance plans. Please take the time to look over the information contained on this website to familiarize yourself with the benefits that are provided to you as an employee of Allen ISD.

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What is Open Enrollment?

The open enrollment period allows you to review, change or continue benefit elections every year. Keep in mind that benefit plan changes are only allowed throughout the plan year if it is during open enrollment or you have a qualified Section 125 event. During open enrollment, you can do the following:

  • Elect or decline coverage, in addition to changing existing coverage.
  • Review personal information and verify that covered dependents are named on the plan. (If there are inconsistencies between your personal and/or benefit information, you will need to notify your employer.)
  • Confirm that the correct dependents are selected in order to be covered for every benefit including medical, dental, vision, etc.

A Section 125 Plan provides a tax-saving way to pay for eligible medical or dependent care expenses. The funds are automatically deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis.

Here’s How It Works

A Section 125 Plan reduces your taxes and increases your spendable income by allowing you to deduct the cost of eligible benefits from your earnings before tax. Plus, the plan is available to you at no cost, and you’re already eligible – all you have to do is enroll.

Is It Right for Me?

The savings you may experience with a Section 125 Plan are outlined in the example below. For instance, you could potentially take home about $70 more each month if you participated in your employer’s Section 125 Plan – that’s a savings of $840 a year!

You cannot change your benefit elections for the plan year unless the benefits office receives notification in writing within 31 days of the status change. If the benefits office is not notified within 31 days of the status change, no benefit change can be made until the next annual open enrollment.

IRS specified changes in family status include:

  • Change in legal married status
  • Change in number of dependents
  • Termination or commencement of employment
  • Dependent satisfies or ceases to satisfy dependent eligibility requirements
  • Change in residence or worksite that affects eligibility for coverage

Section 125 Sample Paycheck*

WITHOUT S125

Monthly Salary$2,000
Less Medical Deductions – N/A
Taxable Gross Income$2,000
Less Taxes (Fed/State @ 20%)– $400
Less Estimated FICA (7.65%)– $153
Less Medical Deductions– $250
Take Home Pay$1,197

WITH S125

Monthly Salary$2,000
Less Medical Deductions – $250
Taxable Gross Income$1,750
Less Taxes (Fed/State @ 20%)– $350
Less Estimated FICA (7.65%)– $133
Less Medical Deductions– N/A
Take Home Pay$1,267

You could save $70 per month in taxes by paying for your benefits on a pre-tax basis!

*The figures in the sample paycheck above are for illustrative purposes only.