Open enrollment is the employee's annual opportunity to elect and/or make changes to certain benefits for the new benefit plan year. Please review the open enrollment information provided below. Benefits and other related information are available on the HR website.
Although your benefits are being built in bswift to be the same under the new administrator, we highly encourage all employees THIS YEAR to go through open enrollment to ensure that all benefit elections effective July 2022 are as desired.
OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
April 18–29, 2022
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
COMPLETING OPEN ENROLLMENT
To make open enrollment changes, you will log in with your Andrews username and password to the online benefit management system (bswift). You may use the step-by-step enrollment guide prepared for you.
Click "Start your Enrollment" and keep the following in mind:
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To receive the wellness reward on health premiums effective July 1, 2022, the following requirements must be completed:
Employees and covered spouses: submit an annual physical form to ASR (not the HR office) for physicals obtained between March 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022. Forms must be received by March 7, 2022.
Employees and covered spouses: log on to the ASR website and complete the health assessment (instructions HERE) by February 28, 2022. Spouses must create their own account to complete an assessment, if they have not created one.
Only applies to those currently on the Andrews University health plan; if electing coverage at open enrollment, there will be a chance to complete the assessment after July 1 (reward effective July 1).
If you have ASR login issues, it is your responsibility to contact ASR, resolve the issue, and complete the assessment before the deadline. For login issues/questions: please contact ASR for any login issue or questions: (800) 968- 3033 or at email@example.com.
The ASR health benefits website provides benefits information, including claims status and health plan documents. Additionally, employees and covered spouses will log in to access the Health Engagement Portal to complete the health assessment and track their individual health engagement progress (health assessment completion).
It is your responsibility to confirm through the program tracker on the ASR website that the requirements have been successfully completed and received (please allow up to 3 business days for your account to reflect the completions). For assistance navigating the tracker or for concerns related to completion of the assessment please contact ASR at (800) 968-3033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who have completed the wellness requirements due last month, this will be the remaining requirement to earn the wellness reward starting July 2022: starting Monday, April 4 until Wednesday, April 13, complete the online attestation confirming that you have read the Employee Benefits Overview.
Town Hall Meetings
We will be offering two similar virtual benefits town hall meetings, which will include a short presentation followed by a Q&A period. Attendance to these meetings is encouraged but not required to earn the wellness reward.
Tuesday, April 5
10:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. (Zoom link)
The town hall meetings will cover our new partnership with Priority Health, review the open enrollment process and any changes in the plan design, and provide important reminders that may affect healthcare participants outside of open enrollment.
Questions? Please send an email to email@example.com for assistance.
March 15, 2022
Over the past 18 years, Andrews University has partnered with ASR Health Benefits to manage our medical benefits for our employees. We are grateful for the service ASR has provided our employees and plan members over the last two decades.
I wanted to let you know that Andrews University has made the decision to move on from this partnership. With that decision, Andrews University will be transitioning to the employee benefits health plan administration provided by Priority Health as of July 1, 2022.
Our new health benefit partner, Priority Health, is firmly established here in Michigan and currently serves several large employers in Berrien County, where Andrews University’s main campus is located. We believe that one of the key advantages Priority Health will bring to our new partnership is an existing and close working relationship with Spectrum Health Lakeland, our major local healthcare provider. Even though our employees will not be limited to using Spectrum healthcare services only with this new agreement, this move will greatly leverage the contracts that we and our employees will access throughout the Spectrum Health system. We know that these improved contracts also have the potential for additional savings for our employee members as a result of potential reduced payments for services obtained. For those who will be receiving medical services outside of Michigan, this partnership with Priority Health will give you access to the CIGNA network.
We are excited about this new partnership, and we hope you will find this partnership beneficial in helping to best serve your health needs. There will be announcements about this new partnership coming out soon, and you can also find out more through upcoming Town Halls, Open Enrollment, wellness discount status and other potential events. Please keep an eye out for these upcoming messages and additional updates as we get closer to our transition to working directly with Priority Health.
At this time and for the new plan year, your dental, vision and flexible spending will continue to be serviced by ASR.
Darcy de Leon
Associate VP Human Resources