UnityPoint and MercyOne hospitals and clinics have online systems that allow patients to contact their care teams virtually. Through these platforms you are also able to request prescription refills, access test results, and read provider notes. Doctor on Demand, UNI’s option for a virtual office visit, allows 24/7 care for common symptoms. Utilizing these services lowers the risk of exposure and illness.
Own Your Benefits
The 2021 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period is going on now and will run until 11:59 p.m., Monday, November 30, 2020. Any changes made to your benefit elections will be effective January 1, 2021. Employees wishing to enroll in Flex Spending must enroll each year. Late enrollments will not be accepted. For more information about Open Enrollment as well as a complete list of steps to take for a positive and successful Open Enrollment period, please see our Open Enrollment website.
The 2021 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will run from Sunday, November 1 through Monday, November 30, 2020. During this time you may review and change your benefit elections. Any changes made to your benefit elections will be effective January 1, 2021. Watch for an email announcement on November 1 as well as an informational mailing that will be sent to your home address later this month.
UNI provides two self-insured health plans, the UNI PPO (Alliance Select) and the UNI Blue Advantage (HMO). The UNI Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan provides coverage whether you are in-network or out-of-network, you pay more for services provided outside of the network. The network for this plan is nationwide and is available in over 200 countries. The UNI Blue Advantage is also known as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). This plan provides coverage only in the state of Iowa. Coverage would only be available outside of Iowa if Doctor on Demand was used, or the claim was considered accidental injury or an emergency. To learn more about the health plans offered at UNI visit our health insurance webpage.
Experiencing a qualified life event such as marriage, or birth of a child, allows you to make changes to your benefits. If you do not have a qualified life event during the year you may make changes annually during Open Enrollment, which occurs each year in the fall. Any changes made during the open enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2021. Human Resource Services will announce information regarding Open Enrollment through our benefits webpage, HRS Latest News, Inside UNI, UNI email, and home mailings. Keep watching, more information will be coming soon.