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OPTIONAL Benefit Open Enrollment (Wellington Benefits)

Friday, September 27th, 2013

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Full-time employees:

Open Enrollment for WELLINGTON BENEFITS will be held from

October 14-November 1, 2013. 

  • Wellington Benefits include all of your optional benefits (dental, vision, flexible spending account, life insurance, etc).
  • Each of you will be able to make changes to your optional benefits during an individual meeting with a Wellington Benefits representative.
  • Your department secretary or designee will have a sign-up sheet with available time slots for these meetings and will contact you early next week to begin filling these slots.
  • Meetings with the representatives are mandatory. Not all benefits automatically renew each year. 
  • Effective date of changes will be January 1, 2014.
  • The new Wellington Benefits booklet is attached. They will also provide paper booklets within the next 2 weeks.

The Human Resources point of contact for the Wellington Benefits representative meetings will be Keith Travis at (910) 362-7606. Questions about the employee benefits in general may be directed to Allyson Greeson at (910) 362-7028.

 

Q&A Session Slideshow

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

We appreciate the turnout at the Q&A Sessions and hope many of your questions have been answered.

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, the following information may be helpful to you:

Q&A Session Slideshow Presentation

ACA Preventive Services List

ACA Preventive Medication List

CDHP Preventive Medication List

Sessions for the North Campus will be held October 1 & October 2. There are still many slots available, so register here if you want to attend.

State Health Plan: Update + Q&A Session Information

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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The State Health Plan is working diligently to roll out as many educational resources as possible to help state employees make an informed decision about the new State Health Plan choices. The CFCC Human Resources department is here to help you as well. Here are a few ways you can learn more about the decision you will need to make between October 1 -31, 2013:

 

State Health Plan website for open enrollment:

http://shpnc.org/myMedicalBenefits/ppo/enrollment/2014-open-enrollment.aspx

 

*NEW* Interactive overview video:
http://elearning.shpnc.org/2014-open-enrollment/

 

Rate Calculator:
http://elearning.shpnc.org/rate-calculator/

 

Here are some quick cheat sheets for each new plan as well as directions for completing the wellness incentives:
Consumer-Directed Health Plan cheat sheet
Enhanced 80/20 Plan cheat sheet
Traditional 70/30 Plan cheat sheet

Additionally, our department will be holding Q&A sessions during the next two weeks, and any full-time employee may register for a date and time. These sessions will include a brief overview and then we will try to answer any questions you may have.

It is expected that you will have already reviewed the mailer, the website and/or the videos provided by the State Health Plan and have some basic knowledge of the plan options.

 

Register here for a Q&A Session!

 

If you are not available to attend a session and still have questions, I am always available to answer your individual questions via email or phone. Supervisors with employees who don’t regularly have internet or email access, we also appreciate your help in getting the word out about these plan changes.

 

We’re moving!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

 

 Union Station Building, Room 299

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Beginning September 16, 2013, the Human Resources department will be located on the second floor of the new Union Station building, room 299. Our phone, fax and email will remain the same.

Please excuse us if it takes a little longer than usual to respond over the next several days. Thanks for your understanding!

 

Personnel Action Report for September 3, 2013

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Click to view the Personnel Action Report for September 3, 2013:

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The next report will be available during the first week of October.

 

SHP Changes – What actions can you take right now?

Friday, September 6th, 2013

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By now, all employees currently on the State Health Plan should have received a mailing concerning the new plan options for 2014. If you did not receive a mailing, here is a direct link to the pdf version on the SHP website.

If you are curious about the premiums, the information can be found here. The SHP did not send out premium information in the mailer, but it is available on the website at the above link and sometime this month (September) a premium calculator will be posted on their website.

 

So, what can you do to prepare for the upcoming changes?

Become Informed: 

1) The SHP is offering one webinar to community college employees. Only the first 500 to register will be able to attend, and they have not announced any other dates. I am hoping they will post the webinar to their website after it is complete. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 2-3pm.  The SHP webinar session is FULL and no longer accepting new registrations. The CFCC HR department will hold our own sessions in a few weeks, and we will release dates and times as soon as we have nailed them down. 

2) SHP representatives are touring the state for limited in-person sessions. A full list of sessions is listed here. There are no sessions scheduled for New Hanover, Brunswick or Pender counties but one is scheduled in Whiteville for October 11.

3) Frequently check the State Health Plan website for updates. Updates will be posted under the My Medical Benefits tab. We will also continue to update here on the CFCC HR website. The SHP will post a series of informational videos as open enrollment nears. The first video is available now.

 

Actions you can take now:

If you are considering  enrolling in either the Enhanced 80/20 Plan or the new Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) and want to do all you can to reduce your premiums, there are a couple of steps you can take at this time without waiting until open enrollment. If you prefer, you may wait until open enrollment to complete these activities but in order to receive credit they must be completed by October 31, 2013. If you plan to choose the 70/30 plan, you can still complete the steps but it doesn’t affect premiums.

1) Select a Primary Care Provider (PCP) for yourself and for each of your dependents. In order to do this, visit our eEnroll site. If you don’t know your log-in information, click on the “Can’t access your account?” link. If you continually have problems, contact HR and we will reset your password manually.

Once you are logged in, select Enroll Now. This is the same location you will visit when you actually complete your open enrollment in October. Once inside the portal, click on Benefits, then View/Edit Information. Next, you will click on the Edit button next to Primary Care Provider. You will now need to search for the PCP for each person on the plan by clicking on the Search button next to each dependent. When you find your provider, click Select as PCP under the provider’s name. After you have completed this step for each dependent, make sure you save your selections by click on Next until you received a confirmation that your changes have been saved.

2) Complete the confidential Health Assessment on-line on the State Health Plan website or over the phone at (800) 817-7044. From the website, click on the NC HealthSmart tab, then scroll down until you see the link for the Personal Health Portal. You will need to register if this is your first visit (you can choose whatever you want, but it won’t automatically be the same username/password as the CFCC portal, eEnroll or ORBIT).

Once you have logged in to the Personal Health Portal, you will have a link to complete your Health Assessment. If you don’t know the answer to a question (such as cholesterol or blood pressure) you can select “I don’t know” and fill it in later. As long as you make it to the end and save it, you will be given credit. The HR office, CFCC and the State Health Plan do not have access to this information, as NCHealthSmart is a third-party vendor that provides free services to SHP members. You do not need to complete a Health Assessment for any dependents.

3) During open enrollment, you may complete the third premium-reducing activity, which is attesting that you and your spouse do not smoke or will commit to a smoking cessation program. This activity cannot be completed until open enrollment. Dependent children do not need an attestation.

As always, we will continue to update employees as we receive more information. We plan to provide informational sessions during the open enrollment period and will let everyone know when the dates and times are available. 


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