2017/2018 Benefits Information

Open Enrollment
Wellness Program
Town Hall Meetings
  • Eight (similar) meetings available
  • Meeting times will be at 10am and 2pm on the following dates (with exception)
    • March 2
    • March 8
    • March 13 (afternoon meeting at 4pm, instead of 2pm)
    • March 27
  • All meeting location will be at the Garber Auditorium (Chan Shun Hall)
  • Presentation Slides
Health Plans 2017/2018

 

2017 Open Enrollment

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 2017 open enrollment program for all benefit-eligible employees. Open enrollment is the employee's annual opportunity to elect and/or make changes to their benefits for the new plan year, effective July 1, 2017. Please review the following open enrollment activities. 

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
April 2–14

PREMIUM DISCOUNT
Information on receiving the full wellness discount on health premiums effective 7/1/17 can be found under the Wellness Program. Requirements are to be achieved prior to open enrollment period (during February and March), thereby allowing employees to see if they have received the wellness discount upon logging in to bswift during open enrollment.

COMPLETING OPEN ENROLLMENT
To make open enrollment changes, you may self-enroll by logging in with your Andrews username and password to the online benefit management system (bswift) at www.andrews.edu/go/mybenefits.

You may review relevant documents under the library or the right hand panel before you begin your enrollment.

  • To begin enrollment, click "Start your Enrollment"
  • Be sure to make a selection on each benefit before proceeding to the next
  • Your wellness discount, if requirements were met in February and March, will be displayed as a credit plan under the health plan selection (at full cost)
  • Once enrollment is complete, review your elections and confirmation statement
  • Be sure to have an electronic record of your elections saved by selecting to email your confirmation statement

Please remember:

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) elections do not passively roll into the new benefit year (IRS regs)
  • You must re-enroll in the flex accounts every year
  • FSA changes effective 7/1/17 must be made during open enrollment through bswift

Do you need help?
You may use the step-by-step self-enrollment guide, or should you need direct assistance, a benefits enrollment assistant will be available to help you through the open enrollment process:

  • Enrollment assistants will be available only on April 10 (Administration Building)
  • Appointments must be made by April 3 and are very limited--first come, first served
  • Sign up by calling 269.471.3570

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

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2017 Wellness Program for Premium Discount

To receive the full wellness discount on health premiums effective July 1, 2017, all employees including health-eligible secondary spouses must complete the following two requirements:

  1. Complete a 5- to 10-minute survey on the FitThumb e-wellness platform in February

AND

  1. Attend a town hall meeting in March

FEBRUARY: Free chair massage!
The FitThumb survey will be available for completion only in the month of February, starting Monday, February 6th. The first 10 responders of the survey on each of the Mondays in February will receive a free 20-minute chair massage certificate, given out at the town hall sessions.

MARCH: 3000-point certificate good for 50% off a Fitbit!
There will be eight similar town hall sessions available for employees to attend. Eligible attendees will be automatically placed in a drawing at each session to receive a 3000-point certificate for FitThumb that can go towards the purchase of a Fitbit for $27.50 (50% off the $55 employee rate). 

Dates
Thursday, March 2                
Wednesday, March 8           
Monday, March 13                
Monday, March 27              

Meeting times will be at 10am and 2pm on the following dates (with exception of March 13 with the afternoon meeting at 4pm instead of 2pm). All meeting location will be at the Garber Auditorium (Chan Shun Hall). Your signature will be the way we determine your attendance. Non-employee spouses are welcome to attend, but not required for the discount.

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

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