Human Resources News
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Important information regarding Open Enrollment: November 1 - November 14
Dependent Verification during Open Enrollment
Please note that you will need to provide verification of eligibility for any dependents added to your coverage during Open Enrollment (November 1 - November 14) in order for them to be covered for the 2013 plan year. On November 19, 2012, a cover letter and the applicable eligibility verification forms will be mailed to those employees adding dependents during Open Enrollment. If you have not received this letter by November 27, call SEGIP at (651) 355-0100. You will have until December 20, 2012 to submit the proper documentation to the State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP). This means SEGIP must receive all documentation by that date. We strongly suggest you submit these documents to SEGIP as early in the process as possible.
New On-Line Review and Acceptance Page
At the end of the on-line Open Enrollment process, you will see an "Acceptance of Elections" page. All coverages open in the upcoming year will be displayed including what coverages you enrolled in. Further, all your enrolled dependents will be listed including whether each is enrolled in Medical and/or Dental. You must click the "accept" button for your elections to take effect. You will then come to an "Elections Submitted" page that states your benefit elections have been successfully submitted to SEGIP.
New On-Line Confirmation Statement
Following review and acceptance of your 2013 elections and dependent enrollment, you will have an opportunity to print your personalized Confirmation Statement. Print the Confirmation Statement for a written record of your election. A Confirmation Statement will no longer be mailed to your home.
New MDEA Contribution Limit of $2,500 Annually
Health care reform has put an annual limit of $2,500 on MDEA elections starting January 1, 2013.
Preferred Clinic Access
During Open Enrollment, it's important to remember that your best benefit will come from choosing a primary clinic in Cost Levels 1 or 2. The member cost-sharing amounts are much lower in these levels than in Cost Levels 3 or 4. Further, the care you receive at these clinics has been found to be more efficient and effective. Remember to study the cost level of the clinic in which you're enrolled to make sure that you are receiving care in the most efficient and effective setting. The time you devote will pay off in dollars and in good health!
Link to MMB's Open Enrollment Resources here