As you know, Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits is going on now. You have until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 29 to choose your benefits. You must go through Open Enrollment: If you want to receive the $20 tobacco-free credit for 2022. If you want to add or remove the spousal coverage fee of $100 per month for 2022. If you want to contribute to a health care or dependent day care flexible spending account in 2022. You should also know:
This Open Enrollment season, the Benefits Team is offering several ways for employees to get answers to their questions, including offering an Open Enrollment checklist and step-by-step Open Enrollment instructions translated into Arabic and Spanish. Visit the Open Enrollment website at hr.vumc.org/oe to download these two documents or click the links below.
Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits begins tomorrow. Open Enrollment is a good time to review your benefit plans to make sure they meet the needs of you and your family. If you do not participate in Open Enrollment, your benefits choices from 2021 will stay the same in 2022, but you will miss out on several key savings.
Each year, during Open Enrollment, you have the opportunity to contribute to a health care or dependent day care flexible spending account. Flexible spending accounts, or FSAs, allow you to set aside pretax dollars to pay for eligible out-of-pocket medical, dental and vision expenses and/or dependent day care expenses throughout the year. This saves you money because funds deposited into your FSA are taken out of your pay before your federal and social security taxes, which means your taxable income is lower and your take-home pay is higher.
A lot has changed in the past year, and that probably includes your benefits needs. Now is a good time to review your benefits choices and decide if you need to make changes for 2022. Not sure which benefits are best for you and your family? Just Ask Alex.
Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to choose the benefits that best serve you and your family. But there may come a time when you need to change your health benefits plans outside of the annual Open Enrollment period due to a change in your personal or work life. If so, you can declare a life event. A life event — such as a loss of healthcare coverage, marriage, divorce, death, or the birth or adoption of a child — is your only opportunity outside Open Enrollment to make changes to your health benefits. Benefits that can be changed due to a life event include:
Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits begins Oct. 13, and beginning Oct. 1, you can access all the necessary resources you need to make the best choices for you and your family on the Open Enrollment website. Visit hr.vumc.org/oe to find out what is new this year and to learn how your VUMC benefits can help you and your family save money and lead healthier lives.
The HR Benefits team will host several opportunities in the coming weeks for employees to learn more about Open Enrollment and what’s new this year as well as learn how to make changes to your plans. Open Enrollment Webinars The webinar will last approximately 30 minutes with an additional 30 minutes for questions. There are two webinar dates, and each will cover the same topics, so you can register for the date and time that best fits your schedule. The webinar will also be recorded and posted to the Open Enrollment website on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, Aetna Plus and Aetna Select plan members and their adult dependents will pay a reduced $5 copay for telehealth visits with Vanderbilt Health providers. With COVID-19 conditions constantly changing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center recognizes there may be times when an in-person visit with your health care provider may not be convenient or even possible.
The MyHealth Bundles program expands in 2022 to include more bundles, more locations and cover more employees. The program bundles all the services you need to manage common and complex health conditions and provides personalized services through a patient navigator and with zero out-of-pocket costs.