August 21, 2018

Reminder: 2018 Health Insurance and Flexible Spending Open Enrollment Period

The following message is from the Office of Human Resouces:

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED ANY OPEN ENROLLMENT for 2018-19, PLEASE DISREGARD THIS MAILING.  OTHERWISE, THIS IS YOUR REMINDER!

For questions and additional information, please contact your Benefits Team, Denise Frye at dfrye2@umw.edu  or Jennifer Cooper at jcooper4@umw.edu.

Annual Health Care and Flexible Spending

Open Enrollment

May 1 – 15, 2018

NOTE:  All requests must be submitted by completing a paper enrollment form  and submitted to Office of Human Resources (2nd floor GW) on or before close of business Tuesday, May 15.  EmployeeDirect is not available.  EmployeeDirect remains under construction and offline during this annual Open Enrollment period.

If no action is taken on or before May 15, 2018, you will remain in your current health care plan and will not have a Flexible Spending Account for the new plan year of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. 

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to make decision about your health insurance coverage and to enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSA).  You may enroll or waive coverage, change health plans, add or remove buy up options and add or remove family members without experiencing a qualifying mid-year event.  FSA lets you use your pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical expenses and/or dependent care expenses. You may contribute up to $2,600 for a Health FSA and up to $5, 000 for Dependent Care FSA.  Please note that you must enroll in FSA accounts each year to participate.  Additional information on the health and flexible benefits open enrollment is located at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage/open-enrollment

How to Enroll or Make Changes

All requests must be submitted by completing a paper enrollment form and submitted to Office of Human Resources on or before Tuesday, May 15.  EmployeeDirect is not available.  Section 3 is for enrolling in an FSA.  Section 4 is for Health Care Coverage and  you should always complete sections 1, 2 and 5.

If no action is taken on or before May 15, 2018, you will remain in your current health care plan and will not have a FSA for the new plan year of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.   

Premium Reward

If you are participating with COVA Care or COVA HealthAware you are eligible to earn the premium reward.  You save $17 per month on your monthly premiums once you and/or your covered spouse completes the Health Assessment with ActiveHealth. That is $204 annually.   If your spouse participates in the health plan and both complete the Health Assessment that is a total savings of $408 annually once the requirements are completed.

If you are currently receiving the Premium Reward you will need to update your online Health Assessment in www.MyActiveHealth.com/cova or call a Customer Service Advocate at 1-866-938-0349 by May 15, 2018 to earn the reward beginning July 1, 2018.  Premium Reward FAQs

You may earn the premium reward after July 1, 2018, by completing the health assessment by the 15th of the month and you will receive the reward 6 to 8 weeks later.

MyActiveHealth

Please be reminded that MyActiveHealth has numerous free health and wellness programs and online tools.  Including incentive programs for members with diabetes, asthma, COPD and hypertension that offers free prescriptions once certain requirements are met and healthy beginnings for expecting mothers. .

We will be having Open Enrollment Informational Presentations: 

Fredericksburg Campus:              10:30 am and 3 pm on Wednesday, May 9, in Lee Hall 412

Stafford Campus:                          3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 10 in Atrium of South Building

Dahlgren Campus                          2:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Wednesday,  May 9    

NOTE:  An enrollment package has been mailed to your home address and open enrollment information may also be found online at  http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage/open-enrollment 

For questions and additional Information, please contact your Benefits Team, Denise Frye, Benefits Administrator at dfrye2@umw.edu  or Jennifer Cooper at jcooper4@umw.edu