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Open Enrollment forms should be submitted between Nov. 11 through Nov. 22

Nov. 7, 2013

Open Enrollment information has been sent through campus mail to all IU full-time academic and staff employees. If you did not receive a packet, the materials are available online.

Employees should submit benefit elections online in OneStart from Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 through Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. 

New medical cards will be issued in late December for all plans.

open enrollment packet 2014

IU full-time academic and staff employees should submit benefit elections online in  from Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 through Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. 

Plan Changes for 2014
The full list of plan changes for 2014 Open Enrollment can be found online. 

Highlights of the plan changes for 2014 include:

  • The in-network deductible for the medical plan formerly known as the IU PPO $400 Deductible will change to $500 for employee-only coverage, with a $1500 maximum deductible when one or more family members are covered.
  • The in-network deductible for the IU Health Quality Partners (IUHQP) medical plan will change to $500 for employee only-coverage, with a $1500 maximum deductible when one or more family members are covered.
  • The annual eye exam coverage for those enrolled in a PPO medical plan will be converted from a medical benefit to a separate Vision benefit administered by Anthem Blue View Vision. Those enrolled in the IU HDHP PPO, IU PPO $900, IU PPO $500 will receive the vision benefit with no separate enrollment and no separate premium. In-network providers include the IU School of Optometry Eye Care Centers (Atwater Eye Care Center and Indianapolis Eye Care Center), LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears, Target, 1-800 Contacts and other independent eye care professionals. Find more information on the Anthem Blue View Vision plan.

Tobacco-free Affidavit

The Tobacco-free Affidavit for 2014 will be available during Open Enrollment, Nov. 11 through 22. Employees must complete the affidavit for themselves and for their covered spouse online each year in order to receive the Tobacco-free premium reduction. Employees can sign and submit the affidavit in OneStart when selecting a medical plan. The employee's medical plan contribution will be reduced by $25 per month for an employee or spouse ($50 for both) who do not use tobacco.

IU High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) PPO & Health Savings Account (HSA)

This Open Enrollment, consider the IU HDHP PPO & HSA, which has the lowest employee premium contribution of the four plan options. When enrolling in the HDHP PPO & HSA, IU contributes $1,250 (employee-only coverage) or $2,500 (all other coverage levels) to the HSA, which covers the deductible, should you choose. Preventive services and certain prescriptions have no deductible or co-insurance, and other preventive prescriptions have only a co-insurance. The HSA feature of this plan provides tax-free savings and earnings that can be used now, in the future, and even into retirement.

Contribution Amounts

Premium contributions are based on your annual base salary. This amount is located in the Employee Center in OneStart in the Total Compensation section, the top left option.

Benefit Briefs

Short, narrated benefit presentations are available online. They describe various features of the plans, such as how deductibles work, how to use the HSA, and information on preventive prescriptions and medical benefits.

Enrollment Deadline

The deadline for Open Enrollment is Nov. 22, 2013. Enrollments must be received by University Human Resources on or before this date. Assistance is available online or by emailing enews@iu.edu.

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