Human Resources

2017 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2017 benefits will start on October 28, 2016.  Detailed information on benefit options and rates are included in the 2017 Benefits Enrollment Guide.

Highlights

Providers - There are no changes in providers for 2017. CIGNA will continue to be the medical and pharamcy provider for Wesleyan.  Delta Dental will continue to be the dental provider and EyeMed will offer the optional vison plan.  Benefit Strategies will continue to administer the flexible spending accounts: Dependent Care and MERA.

2017 Premiums – For the past three years, our premiums have remained level although the national trend has been increasing.  This year, due to our claims experience and the increasing medical  and pharmacy costs, the premiums for medical and dental will increase 3%.  All other premiums will remain level. 2017 Premium Rate Sheet

2017 Premium Subsidy – The eligible salary threshold will increase to an annulized amount of $56,825.  The subsidy amount to be applied to the medical premium will increase 3%.

Telehealth Benefits added to CIGNA plans – CIGNA will supplement current medical plans with a cost-effective and convenient alternative to an urgent care or doctor’s office visit.  You will be able to phone or video-chat with a doctor for a $25 copay. With Cigna Telehealth Connection,you can get the care you and your family need – including most prescriptions – for a wide range of minor conditions. Connect with a board-certified doctor when, where and how it works best foryou– via video or phone – without having to leave home or work.

Wellness Program – This program continues to impact our claims positively.  The Points Program, Adult Fitness classes and Challenges will continue.  Flu shots will be available this fall and biometric screenings will take place in the spring.

Flexible Spending (MERA & Dependent Care) – The IRS has increased the annual contribution maximum for MERA accounts to $2,600 for 2017. The annual contribution maximum for Depedent Care Accounts will remain at $5,000.

 

Open Enrollment Period

OPENS: 8:30am  Friday, October 28, 2016

CLOSES: 5:00pm Thursday, November 10, 2016

 

Information Sessions

Wednesday, November 9, 2016,

South College B2/B3

12:00 – 1:00 and 3:00 – 4:00

 

In addition to the above sessions, you can contact the Benefits Office staff with questions through email at benefits@wesleyan.edu.