New-Newly Eligible Enrollment

Have Questions or Need Assistance?

  • To visit with an enrollment advisor over the phone, click “schedule an appointment” below. Appointments will be via phone call. An FFGA Advisor will call the phone number you provide. Please make sure to note in the comments of the online scheduler if you are wanting a Spanish consultation.

Congratulations on your position with Garland ISD.

You have 31 days from your actively-at-work date to make benefit elections. Mark your calendar!

31 Days
  • Effective Dates

    • Most benefits are effective the first of the month following your actively-at-work date. Click here to view the dates benefits become effective.
    • TRS-ActiveCare gives you the option to have medical coverage effective on your actively at work date; however, you will owe the full medical premium for that month. Premium is not pro-rated for a partial month of coverage.
  • Premiums

    • Premiums are deducted in arrears. For example, premiums for September coverage are deducted from the September paycheck. Biweekly employees pay the monthly premium in two equal payroll deductions each month.
    • Biweekly paid employees… For months with three paychecks, premiums will only be deducted from the first two paychecks of that month.
    • If the timing of your benefit elections results in missed payroll deductions, any premiums owed will be deducted from the next following paycheck.
    • View your paychecks to confirm accurate benefits and premium deductions.

ELECTION PERIODS

NEW HIRE/NEWLY ELIGIBLE

31 days from actively-at-work date

OPEN ENROLLMENT

31 days each summer

MID-YEAR CHANGE

31 days from qualified event