Medicare/Medicaid/HIPP/CHIP
Medicare/Medicaid

Within 31 days of your spouse or dependent child gaining or losing eligibility for Medicare or Medicaid, contact the HISD Benefits Service Center to update your coverage. Call 877-780-HISD (4473), choose a language and then press 1 to get started. The Service Center is available weekdays (except holidays), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 7 a.m to 4 p.m. CST.

Spouse or dependent child gains Medicare/Medicaid eligibility

Drop coverage for your spouse/dependent child:

Medical Hospital indemnity
Dental Critical illness
Vision Accident
Cancer and specified diseases  

 

Add, drop, increase or decrease coverage: Change contribution amount:
   
Personal legal plan Health care FSA

 

Your changes usually take effect the first day of the month after you notify the HISD Benefits Office. Confirm with the HISD Benefits Service Center about the date(s) your coverage changes become effective.

Spouse or dependent child loses Medicare/Medicaid eligibility

Add coverage for your spouse/dependent child:

Medical Hospital indemnity
Dental Critical illness
Vision Accident
Cancer and specified diseases  

 

Add, drop, increase or decrease coverage: Change contribution amount:
   
Personal legal plan Health care FSA

 

You can only add your spouse or dependents if you are currently enrolled in benefits. Your changes usually take effect the first day of the month after you notify the HISD Benefits Office. Confirm with the HISD Benefits Service Center about the date(s) your coverage changes become effective.

HIPP

Within 60 days of you or your dependent gaining or losing eligibility for the state’s premium assistance program under the Texas Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP), contact the HISD Benefits Service Center to update your coverage. Call 877-780-HISD (4473), choose a language and then press 1 to get started. The Service Center is available weekdays (except holidays), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 7 a.m to 4 p.m. CST.

If you or your dependent becomes eligible for HIPP coverage, you can be reimbursed each month for premiums paid through your HISD payroll deductions.

If you or your dependent loses HIPP eligibility, you can stay enrolled in HISD’s medical plan as long as you continue your payroll deductions, or you can drop your coverage.

CHIP

If your dependent child loses eligibility under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and you pay the premiums, you can add your child to your HISD health plan. Within 60 days of your child’s eligibility change, contact the HISD Benefits Service Center to update your coverage. Call 877-780-HISD (4473), choose a language and then press 1 to get started. The Service Center is available weekdays (except holidays), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 7 a.m to 4 p.m. CST.

If your child gains eligibility under the CHIP program, you can’t make changes to your benefits until the next annual enrollment period.

For any benefits question or concern, one call does it all.
Call us at 877-780-HISD (4473)

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