2016 Open Enrollment
to the Open Enrollment period for the 2016 plan year! All employees of
the Superior Court should have received an Open Enrollment letter which
was mailed in late September. In our continued effort to keep health
plan costs low, this years' Open Enrollment is being performed
electronicall and all documents are available by clicking on the
appropriate links below.
Open Enrollment periods are an
excellent time to make changes to your health benefit plan, such as
adding or deleting dependents when otherwise you would be unable to do
so without sustaining a qualifying life event, such as a marriage,
divorce, birth or death. Additionally, Open Enrollment is also the
time each year when elections to the FSA Plans must be made, as
participation in this plan must be renewed each year and remaining
benefit elections do not rollover to the next plan year.
year, the Court's Active Open Enrollment period will run from Thursday,
October 1, 2015 through Friday, October 30, 2015, with all forms being
received by the Human Resources Department, no later than Friday
October 30th at 5:00 p.m. It is important to note that any changes
made during the Open Enrollment period are not effective until January
1st of the new plan year (January 1, 2016). Please also note that in
order to add new dependents, you must complete the 2016 HealthComp
Enrollment Form and attach supporting documentation of the dependent(s)
relation to you, such as marriage and/or birth certificates, or other
court-reated documentation showing proof of relationship.
with years past, for those employees who contribute to the benefit
plans, the Court is pleased to announce that we will experience only a
modest increase in benefit premiums this year. Additionally, the Court
will continue to offer the ability to enroll in the PPO Medical,
Prescription, Dental and Vision plans; or, if you have an HMO plan that
you are pleased with, but are lacking the Dental and Vision component,
you have the ability to obtain just the Dental and Vision component, as
our PPO Medical/Rx Plan does not coordinate benefits with HMO plans and
could become problematic for some employees if enrolled in both the HMO
plan and the Court's full coverage plans. *Please note that proof of
other health insurance is required at the time of enrollment if you
will be electing the Dental and Vision only component.
Rates fot the 2016 Plan year are as follows:
|MEDICAL/RX/DENTAL/VISION||DENTAL & VISION ONLY|
|Total Premium||Court-Funded||Employee-Funded||Total Premium||Court-Funded||Employee-Funded|
|Employee, plus One Dependent||$665.40||$600.21||$65.19||$40.15||$36.46||$3.69|
|Employee, plus Two + Dependents||$991.31||$860.93||$130.38||$59.18||$51.68||$7.50|
rates above continue to be rather extraordinary given that the Court's
benefit plan has incorporated all of the past plan design changes
required under the Federally mandated Health Care Reform Laws, and when
comparing to other group health insurance plans, most of which have
seen quite a steep increase to the benefit premiums over the past few
years. As always, employees who were hired prior to April 15, 1997
will incur no premium contribution, and those hired after that date
will see the above mentioned rate changes relfected in their bi-weekly
paychecks in pay period 2015-25 (1/5/2016 pay date).
Annual Flu Vaccinations
that time of year when the dreaded flu seems to be making its rounds.
In an attempt to keep Court employees as healthy as possible this
season, the Court will be offering on-site Flu Vaccination Clinics at
most Court locations. If you have not already done so, you may
wish to complete the online survey to show your interest in obtaining a
vaccine and to register. If you are not available on the dates
and times the Clinics will be held, you may always go to any local
retail pharmacy that offers the vaccine and the Court will reimburse
you up to $35 for that vaccine. Dependents who are enrolled as
eligible participants in the Court's Medical plan may also receive
reimbursement for any flu vaccine obtained at a retail pharmacy.
Flu Vaccination Clinic dates and times will be released and
posted shortly. Additionally, Claim for Reimbursement forms
will also be posted shortly.