2014/2015 Benefits Information

Open Enrollment
Wellness Program
Town Hall Meetings
Health Plans 2014/2015
Other Information

 

2014 Open Enrollment

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 2014 open enrollment period for our benefit programs for all benefit eligible employees. Open enrollment is the employee's annual opportunity to elect and/or make changes to certain benefits for the new plan year, effective July 1, 2014. Please review the open enrollment information provided below.

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
April 1–16

PREMIUM DISCOUNT
To receive a 35% wellness discount on health premiums, both requirements must be completed:
1. Meet the 2014–2015 biometric targets NOTE: Both employee and spouse, if applicable, must complete this requirement
2. Meet with a Benefit Enrollment Counselor during open enrollment

SCHEDULE OPEN ENROLLMENT
To make open enrollment changes, you must schedule an appointment with a benefit enrollment counselor from Benefits Technologies (approx. 30 minutes), a benefit communication and enrollment firm that we are partnering with again year. These counselors will meet with you in an individual session and provide a clear understanding of benefits options, including the new Whole Life product, answer any questions you may have and aid you in enrolling in the plans you select.

Your spouse is not required to be present for the open enrollment session. However, if your spouse is also a benefit eligible employee, they should also sign up for an appointment and go through the enrollment process to review and make any changes to their benefits.

Enrollment Locations: Please take note--there have been changes!

April 1  Dining Services                April 9  Dining Services
April 2  Ad Bldg, Room 307       April 10  Dining Services
April 3  Whirlpool Room            April 14  Howard Center
April 7  Dining Services                April 15  Dining Services
April 8  Dining Services                April 16  Dining Services

Please note: Employees MUST meet with a benefit counselor to make elections for both medical and dependent-care flexible spending accounts (FSA). FSA elections do not passively roll into the new benefit year, due to IRS regulations.

Click on the following link to schedule your appointment: Open Enrollment Scheduler
If prompted, the enrollment number for the Open Enrollment scheduler is 14242.

The online scheduler will close on March 28 so please don’t delay in scheduling your appointment as dates and times fill up fast! -- SCHEDULER EXTENDED TO MARCH 31!!

Questions? Please send an email to benefits@andrews.edu for assistance.

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2014 Wellness Program for Premium Discount

Who is eligible to participate?
All employees and spouses covered under the Andrews University medical benefit plan. Both employee and spouse covered under the medical benefit must complete the program requirements to earn the reward.

What are the program requirements?
To receive a 35% wellness discount on health premiums, both requirements must be completed.
1. Meet the 2014–2015 biometric targets with current biometrics*
2. Meet with a Benefit Enrollment Counselor during open enrollment

*Are my biometrics current?
YES—You participated in 2013 and your biometrics were performed in 2013 AND you had 2 or less health risks. No new biometrics required.
NO—You participated in 2013 and your biometrics were performed in 2013 AND you had a critical or actionable value or 3 or more health risks. You need new biometrics performed in 2014.
NO—You participated in 2013 but your biometrics were performed prior to 2013. You need new biometrics performed in 2014.
NO—You did NOT participate in 2013. You need new biometrics performed in 2014.
Lakeland Care will send an email to employees’ Andrews University email address to indicate whether participation in a new biometric screening is needed. For spouses who are both employees, the email will be sent to the primary spouse who holds the coverage.

HEALTH TARGETS

  • Five health screenings being measured:  blood pressure, HA1C, triglyceride, LDL, and BMI
  • If 3–5 health standards are not met –or– if there is 1 or more actionable or critical values:  qualify for the reward by completing the Alternative Satisfaction Activity
  • Alternative Satisfaction Activity: meet with Health Management Advisor and follow plan of care (may include a follow-up visit with physician to develop and/or review plan of care)
  • Please refer to benefit booklets, handouts, and website for further details

HEALTH SCREENING
This only applies to those who have been notified that a new biometric screening is required (as notified to employees directly by Lakeland). Available only for the employee and spouse (other dependents are not eligible).

Onsite biometric health screens will be held on March 26 & 27 from 6:30–11 a.m.

  • Requires a 12-hour fast (water only, no coffee or juice)
  • You may take your medications as prescribed
  • You are encouraged to drink water to remain hydrated
  • A light breakfast will be available to screening participants

To schedule a screening click here: Health Screening Scheduler
If prompted, the enrollment number for the Health Screening scheduler is 10119.

  • Schedule one appointment per participant; if making more than one appointment, different email addresses must be provided (each appt. will be approximately 15 min.)
  • Please watch for your email confirmation (check spam or junk folder if necessary)
  • Location: Dining Services
  • DEADLINE to schedule appointment is Monday noon, March 24

Lakeland Care Health Management Advisors will be onsite to review biometric results on April 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (further information to be provided at screening appointment).

ALTERNATIVE TO SCREENING
A Primary Care Provider wellness verification form may be submitted to Lakeland Care. This physician form is due by April 18.

DEADLINE to complete the 2014 Wellness Program for the premium discount is May 1, 2014.

Questions? Please send an email to benefits@andrews.edu for assistance. 

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