We would like to update all staff on the changes to our insurance benefits package. We have just completed the negotiations with the insurance companies for our plan year which goes into effect August 1, 2011.
Highlights of the plan changes are as follows:
- For this next plan year, we will be renewing our medical insurance with United Healthcare. Our medical coverage has some modifications with most of the changes being because of the new healthcare reform law. The coverage still includes the two-tiered plan with Base and Buy-up options. However, premiums increased this year. The premium increases have been shared equally between the company and employees.
- Dental coverage, we are continuing our same coverage through United Healthcare. We were pleased with the small increase in dental coverage costs.
- Our Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plan is unchanged. The maximum limit on the Medical/Dental/Vision FSA remains $1,500.
- Our life insurance coverage and voluntary life coverage remains the same.
Please read the enrollment memo outlining the benefits and what, if any, actions are required on your part. All the forms that you need can be downloaded from (http://portal.highmarkcompanies.com/benefits). After you complete all the necessary forms, please return them to Rosemary Loney (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy to Denise Byrd (email@example.com) no later than July 11, 2011. If you are faxing your forms to us please use our electronic fax number 919-869-1800.