Important Information Your Members
There are changes to all Medical plan options and prescription drug coverage and your members should
review all the material before making decisions.
• EVERY MEMBER must go online and certify that neither they nor their covered dependents use tobacco.
• If your members
do NOT certify, they will be defaulted
into the Tobacco user category and your members will pay $600 more for medical coverage.
• Tobacco users can complete a Tobacco
Cessation Program which will qualify them for the $600 reduction.
• Your members must complete the
Health Assessment before December 31, 2012, through Benefit Connection to qualify for the $100 deduction for medical coverage. The Health Assessment is a simple, confidential questionnaire which takes about 10 minutes to
complete. Starting November 7, 2012, your members can take the Health Assessment, accessible through Benefits Connections.
If your members are happy with their current health plan and want to continue it,
there is nothing they need to do but your members still must complete the Health Assessment questionnaire and certify
that they are not tobacco users to qualify for the deductions.
• Any Time Enrollment is no longer
available - Changes can ONLY be made during Open Enrollment with the exemption of a Qualified Status Change. Examples of a
Qualified Status Change are adding a spouse if you get married, added a child when there is a birth of
EPO is no longer open to new enrollments. If someone who now has the EPO choses another plan then they
will no longer be able to re-enroll in the EPO in the future.