Now that you have successfully completed your health and welfare benefit elections for 2014, here are a few important reminders regarding benefit services and election requirements:
- New medical and dental ID cards — All enrollees in the medical and dental options will have new ID cards mailed to their homes in mid-December.
- PayFlex card for health care flexible spending account (FSA) — If you are a new participant or if your PayFlex Card has expired, a new card will be mailed to your home in a plain, white envelope before your coverage-effective date. If you currently have a PayFlex Card and enrolled in an FSA for 2014, don’t dispose of your card. It will be “loaded” with your FSA election amount for 2014, starting on Jan. 1, 2014. See page 18 in the 2014 Benefits Information Guide for details on card expiration and how to order a new card, if needed.
- Evidence of insurability (EOI) — EOI is required if you increased Supplemental and/or Dependent Spouse Life insurance during annual enrollment, or if you did not enroll when first eligible. In addition, you must provide EOI if you elected Supplemental Life insurance greater than $500,000. ING, the administrator, will mail to your home an EOI form in early December. The completed EOI must be postmarked to ING by Jan. 31, 2014.
- Health Risk Assessment (HRA) — If you elected the Choice or Choice Plus medical option during annual enrollment, you agreed to complete an HRA by March 31, 2014. Employees and covered spouses/same-gender domestic partners (SGDPs) who do not complete the HRA by the March 31, 2014, deadline will pay, beginning May 1, 2014, an additional $50 per person per pay period to their medical contribution for the remainder of 2014.
- Annual wellness physical — If you and your covered spouse/SGDP have an annual wellness physical and blood draw between now and Sept. 30, 2014, you will receive a credit on your medical contribution in 2015. The amount of the credit is under review and will be announced once it has been determined.
- Dependent eligibility verification — If you enrolled new dependents in your medical or dental options, you will be contacted by Secova, BJC’s dependent eligibility administrator. As part of the dependent eligibility verification process, Secova will mail you a packet in early December containing instructions about required documentation.
- View your benefit elections anytime — You can view your benefit elections at any time on myBJCnet in the myBenefits folder. Choose the link entitled View Benefits Summary. To view your 2014 benefits, enter 01/01/2014 and select Go.
Questions? Contact BJC’s Employee Service Center, 314-362-2184, 855-362-2184 (toll-free) or Employee_Service_Center@bjc.org.