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Own Your Benefits: Important COVID-19 Update: End of Public Health Emergency

Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

The Biden administration announced it intends to end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on May 11, 2023. The ending of the PHE will affect the coverage we’ve experienced for COVID-related services and products. Effective May 12, 2023 you will now be responsible for paying out-of-pocket costs for over-the-counter tests.

Remember, employees who have established a healthcare flexible spending account (FSA), can also use FSA dollars to purchase COVID-19 tests.

Own Your Benefits: More Than Just Insurance, Legal Services and Discounts

Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Principal Financial, and our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provide legal discounts to our employees. Employees, their dependents, and beneficiaries have access to tools provided by ARAG® to create important and necessary documents such as a Will, Living Will, Healthcare Power of Attorney and many other legal documents for free. EAP provides discounts off of legal services and legal documentation preparation.

Own Your Benefits: ER? Urgent Care? Telehealth? What Should I Do?

Posted on Thursday, March 30th, 2023

Deciding on where to receive care can be confusing. Making the wrong choice can lead to delayed care or having to seek care at another provider. How do you know if you should visit urgent care, your doctor's office, or the ER? Shelly Ann Dillon, BSN, R.N. and Supervisor of Clinic Operations for MercyOne, will lead a one hour session on how to choose care for yourself and family members. The session will be offered in person April 26 at 10 a.m. in Gilchrist 009, and via Zoom on April 26 at 2 p.m. Please register in advance.

Own Your Benefits: Understanding Retirement Health Care Options

Posted on Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Human Resource Services will host an informational session on retiree health care options in retirement. Join us to learn about Medicare basics, supplemental plans, Medicare Blue Rx Plans (Part D), and Medicare Advantage Plans. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour-long session will be presented by Susan Graeve from Wellmark, April 6 at 1 p.m. in Gilchrist 009. Please register in advance.

Own Your Benefits: Preventive Care

Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

UNI’s insurance plans cover free in-network preventive care services for you and your family. This includes annual physicals, OB-GYN exams, twice annual dental preventive exams, and an annual eye exam. UNI’s Well-being Services also offer free preventive services such as biometric screenings and tobacco cessation. View our webpage for more information.

Taking Ownership: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Deadline for 2022 Contributions

Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2023

March 15, 2023, is the last day to experience claims for your 2022 Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Make sure all claims are submitted to ASI Flex by March 31, 2023 as unused balances will be forfeited. You may use the convenient ASI Flex app or upload claims through ASIFlex.com.

Own Your Benefits: Health Care FSA Eligible Expenses

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2023

UNI’s Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can be used for many expenses that are not covered by health insurance. This would include office visit copays, coinsurance, and deductibles owed for services.

Other eligible expenses examples are:

  • Glasses
  • Contacts/contact solution
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Sunscreen

Retirement Readiness: Retire from UNI

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2023

Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on retiring from UNI, for faculty and staff planning to retire soon or in the foreseeable future. Participants will learn guidelines and benefits available at retirement from UNI. The hour-long sessions will be presented by Therese Callaghan, Employee Well-being Coordinator, on March 8 at 10 a.m & 2 p.m. in Gilchrist 009. Please register in advance.

Taking Ownership: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Deadline for 2022 Contributions

Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

March 15, 2023, is the last day to experience claims for your 2022 Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Make sure all claims are submitted to ASI Flex by March 31, 2023, as unused balances will be forfeited. You may use the convenient ASI Flex app or upload claims through ASIFlex.com.

Retirement Readiness: Bridging the Gap: Healthcare in Retirement Before 65

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Human Resource Services will host an informational session on bridging the gap from your employer health plan to Medicare. Learn how to use the Marketplace or healthcare.gov to price Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant plans, and options such as COBRA, short term health plans, sharing programs and group plans. The hour-long session will be presented by Todd Cooper with Veridian, March 1 at noon in Gilchrist 009.

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