The 2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will run from Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 31, 2018. During this time you may review and change your benefit elections. Any changes made to your benefit elections will be effective January 1, 2019. PREMIUMS FOR THE 2019 PLAN YEAR HAVE NOT BEEN SET. Watch for an email announcement on October 1 as well as an informational mailing that will be sent to your home address later this month.
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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, 2019.
Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on what your income options may be in retirement. Join us to learn the basic rules governing the most common retirement accounts, gain perspective on when to withdraw different assets, and discover the income choices TIAA offers. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour long sessions will be presented by TIAA: September 17 at 3 p.m. in the Oak Room MAU and September 18 at noon in the State College Room MAU.
Human Resource Services will host an hour long informational session on the practice of mindfulness. Being mindful and paying attention to the choices you make, how you feel physically and emotionally, and how you respond to stress is key to maintaining optimal health. Discover ways to use mindfulness in everyday situations and encounters. Johanna Dunlevy, with Employee and Family Resources, will lead the session: September 27 at 2 p.m. in the ScholarSpace LIB. Please register in advance.
Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions presented by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). Learn the basics of Medicare and how to integrate healthcare into your retirement plan. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour long sessions will be held: September 4 at noon and 3 p.m. in the Oak Room MAU. Please register in advance.
For UNI sponsored health plans, the #1 diagnosis in the Emergency Room are UTIs. Doctor On Demand recently wrote about Diagnosing a Urinary Tract Infection and the symptoms associated with a UTI. Doctor on Demand can diagnose a UTI by recognizing the symptoms and by reviewing patient medical history. A prescription may be sent to your pharmacy in order to treat the infection.
All non-temporary employees enrolled in Delta Dental of Iowa are automatically enrolled in the DeltaVision® discount program. This program comes at no extra cost to the employee. Any employee, and their covered dependents, are eligible to use this discount program. DeltaVision® offers discounts on materials such as exams, frames and lenses. DeltaVision® can not be used with Avesis vision insurance, you may only use one or the other per purchase.
A common misconception about an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is that it is a bill. An EOB is a document sent by your insurance company. Your EOB tells you how much the provider charged, how much your insurance company is paying for the service, the network savings, and how much (if any) you are responsible for.
You can sign up to receive electronic EOB’s through your myWellmark® account with four simple steps:
1. Log in or register for myWellmark® at Wellmark.com.
2. Select My Account from the menu at the top.
3. Click Edit under My Web Account.
Benefit terminology can be difficult. To help define these terms, the Human Resource Services Benefits Team has put together a quick reference guide of Everyday Benefits Terms for your convenience.
Reminder: Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions presented by VCCV (Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley). Join us to learn how you can put your passions to work through numerous volunteer opportunities in your community. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. This will be an especially great opportunity for those who are thinking of retiring and what they might do in retirement. The one hour sessions will be held on June 18 at noon and 3 p.m. in the ScholarSpace LIB.