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We are using audio during this session, so please dial in to our conference line… Phone number: Participant code: FastFacts Feature Presentation October 9, 2008
Todays Topic Well be taking a look at… 2009 Benefits Update
Todays Presenter Michael McCormick Benefits Consultant/Trainer
Session Segments Presentation –Michael will address 2009 benefits updates. –During Michaels presentation, your phone will be muted. Q&A –After the presentation, well hold a Q&A session. –Well open up the phone lines, and youll be able to ask questions. –Michael will answer as many of your questions as time allows.
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Survey –At the end of this FastFacts session, well ask you to complete a short survey. –Your honest comments will help us to enhance and improve future FastFacts sessions.
2009 Benefits Update
Whats new! No plan changes. –Words you dont often hear at annual enrollment 2009 rates rise. JHU pays the largest portion your health and prescription coverage Faculty and staff will see moderate rate increases this year See the rates online when you access the enrollment site Rate relief for employees earning $40,000 or less during the 2009 calendar year Online enrollment process improved JHED ID and password to access online enrollment
Benefit Dollars / Rate Relief Employees earning $40,000 or less in base salary as of 9/30/2008 are awarded an additional $200 for rate relief. You may be eligible to get as much as $1,100. $800 Benefit dollars all faculty and staff + $100Award for completing the HRA + $200 Rate relief $1,100 Benefit Dollars
Health Risk Assessment Personal and confidential online survey. Takes only 15 minutes to complete. Answer questions about your current health and lifestyle. You immediately receive a personal wellness profile. Complete a confidential health risk assessment online or at the Benefits Fair. / Healthy at Hopkinswww.benefits.jhu.edu
CONFIDENTIALITY: JHU will not have access to personal data gathered on the HRA. Johns Hopkins Health Care will only be sharing data in aggregateto enable JHU to plan future wellness programs and offerings.
Total Rewards Your Total Rewards eStatement recaps benefits and compensation for 2007 and supplies a quick snapshot of your benefit elections for the current year. Knowing your numbers can help you to make benefits CHOICES for 2009! Check your postcard or go to
Know Your Numbers If you want to take charge of your physicaland financialhealth, wheres the best place to start? Know your numbers such as blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, insurance premiums and investments.
Benefits Fair October 17, 2008 Homewood Campus, Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NEW THIS YEAR!!! –Biometric Screenings Stop by and check your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index
At the Fair! Learn more about your comprehensive benefits package. Visit with: American Century; CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; CIGNA; EHP; Fidelity; Kaiser Permanente, Medco; MetLife; TIAA-CREF; United Concordia; VALIC; Vanguard; WageWorks and others.
Communications for 2009 Watch for details on the website, Postcards…postcards…postcards Oct/Nov newsletter will be online soon
Enrollment is Oct 27 - Nov 10 (online) Enroll if you wish to make changes or sign up for a flexible spending account in 09. Go online and confirm your choices and 09 costs. JHU is going green. This year faculty and staff will receive a reminder card for annual election, no other paperwork! No change to the Bargaining Unit Annual Election.
Annual Enrollment Checklist Go to click on enrollment link.www.benefits.jhu.edu Access using JHED ID and password. Click SUBMIT to process your CHOICES, and remember to print your confirmation notice before logging off. FOLLOW UP FORMS!!!!!
Dependent Age Limits Dependent children will be covered until the day before their 25 th birthday. NO student certification required. Proof of dependency required. Tax forms are the best means of verifying.
Life Events Change elections at Annual Enrollment or Life Event Examples of IRS defined Life Event –Marriage –Birth –Change in employment status –Change in employment status of spouse
Short-term Disability Long-term Disability
Short-term Disability 14 calendar day elimination period. Pays 60% of salary ($1,000 per week max). Pays up to 11 weeks. If elected at annual enrollment, subject to pre- existing conditions. Carrier: The Hartford
Long-term Disability Premium paid by JHU. One year waiting period (may be waived). Elimination period is 90 days. Pays 60% of salary; up to $10,000/month max. Benefits continue (medical, dental, life insurance). 10% of pre-disability monthly base salary contributed to a JHU 403(b) plan.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Administered by WageWorks Tax-free dollars = IRS rules Use for eligible health and/or dependent care expenses –Health Care FSA (Medical/Dental) - $5,000/yr. –Dependent Care FSA - $5,000/yr. (family limit) Review eligible expense list in CHOICES Guide Use It…or…Lose It
FSA Reimbursement Using Your WageWorks Reimbursement Card Effective 1/1/2009, accepted at doctors offices, medical facilities, hospitals and qualified or IIAS certified merchants the same as a debit card; it allows you to pay for eligible health care products directly from your flexible spending account. If the merchant is not qualified or IIAS certified, the reimbursement card cannot be used at that location. –Certified = sells greater than 90% flexible spending account eligible items A list of the certified merchants can be found at Click on SIGIS Merchant List under Publications.
FSA Reimbursement When activating your reimbursement card online, update your address in the contact information box since all WageWorks communication to participants is by . If you would prefer to receive paper statements, you can elect to do so at any time by logging in, selecting the FSA, then choosing View Account Statement.
CareFirst BCBS Deductible - $250 individual, $750 family Inpatient Admission Copay - $250 per admission Emergency Room Copay - $75.00 per visit Coinsurance - Plan pays 80% of allowed amount Out-of-Pocket - $1,500 individual, $4,500 family Routine Care (Adult) –Physical and or OB/GYN exam –Vision screening (614-TEST)
EHP Classic Emergency Room Copay - $75.00 per visit Inpatient Admission Copay - $250 per admission Out of network Deductible - $250/$750 Out-of-Network Coinsurance –In-Network - Plan pays 80% allowed amount –Out-of-Network - Plan pays 70% allowed amount, balance billing Out-of-Pocket Maximum (total of coinsurance) –In-Network - $1,500 individual, $4,500 family –Out-of-Network - $3,000 individual, $9,000 family
BlueChoice and Kaiser Emergency Room Copay - $75.00 per visit Inpatient Admission Copay - $250 per admission Must use network providers, PCP required Employee with two or more children may elect coverage under the Parent/Child option -- less expensive than family coverage! Kaiser includes preventive dental care
CareFirst PPO and CIGNA PPO Deductible –Out-of-network deductible dentist $50 individual, per year Coinsurance –In-Network - Plan & Member %s up to allowed amount –Out-of-Network – Member pays balance of charges after Plan %
United Concordia $5 copay for oral evaluation. Set fee schedule for services. Orthodontics – Pre-existing limitations! –Member pays $2,900 (2 year case) Must use primary care dentist. Referral required for specialist care. No claim forms to file!
403(b) There is no change to the JHU 403(b) plan. Review your investments closely Contact us for information on roll-overs and transfers.
Benefits Service Centers JHU at Eastern –1101 E. 33 rd St. Suite D-100, Baltimore, MD East Baltimore –by appointment Phone Fax Website -
Were going to open the phone lines now! There will be a slight pause, and then a recorded voice will provide instructions on how to ask questions over this conference call line. Well be answering questions in the order that we receive them. Well also be answering the questions that were ed to us during the presentation. If theres a question that we cant answer, well do some research after this session, and then the answer to all participants. Q&A
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