2018 Benefits and Annual Enrollment

The 2018 Annual Benefits Enrollment period to make new elections begins on Monday, November 6th and concludes at midnight on Tuesday, November 21st.

See the 2018 Benefits Guidebook for an overview of your 2018 benefit plan options.  Also, you may review of list of meetings and resources to assist you in making your selections.  Also check with your manager to see if they will be hosting an annual enrollment overview session at a departmental meeting.

2018 Annual Benefits Enrollment Highlights:

View slides from an Annual Enrollment Overview presentation.

Aetna ACO Whole Health and PPO Plans
•No plan design or contribution changes

 Aetna Consumer Choice (HSA) Plan
•Small increase in deductible due to IRS regulations
•Lowered employee contributions
•NEW Hospital Indemnity benefit included, outlined below

NEW! Hospital Indemnity Plan
•Provides a $1,000 cash benefit when you or any enrolled dependents are admitted to the hospital
•Automatically included at no additional cost for those enrolled in the Aetna Consumer Choice (HSA) plan
•All other employees can purchase this benefit through payroll contributions

Aetna Dental Plans – NEW Plan Offering!
•No changes to the current Standard plan design offering
•A new Premium dental plan option will be offered with a higher annual maximum and child and adult orthodontia coverage

Aetna Vision Plan
•No plan design or contribution changes

Life, Disability and EAP Coverage
•Coverage moving from Prudential to Aetna
•Supplemental employee and spouse life contribution changes will apply to some age brackets
•New EAP program available through Aetna

New Electronic Document Submission
The following documents can now be completed during the annual enrollment process and will be automatically submitted to Human Resources.  If applying for the Health Insurance Contribution Credit or a higher Dependent Care Subsidy you can also choose to attach your tax return through this secure docusign connection.
• Health Insurance Contribution Credit Form
• Dependent Care Subsidy Form
• Enrollment/Coverage Change Form
• Health Savings Account Payroll Deduction Election Form

 Health Advocate: The decision of whether the Aetna PPO Plan, Aetna Whole Health (ACO) Plan or the Aetna Consumer Choice (HSA) Plan is a better fit for you is an important one. We recognize that everyone has a different set of circumstances and we want to give you the resources you need to make an informed choice. A personal Health Advocate can help guide you through the 2018 plan options.

The Health Insurance Contribution Credit (HICC) is available for coverage under the PPO or the ACO in 2018. The HICC is not available if you choose the Aetna Consumer Choice (HSA) Plan.