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:
Whether you are just beginning your career or you are a seasoned workforce veteran, it is never too late to begin or continue your education. Fully benefits eligible employees have access to several resources to help you with the college admissions and financial planning process.
One of the most frequently asked questions of the benefits team is what happens when an employee’s dependent is no longer eligible for healthcare insurance coverage. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to make coverage available to dependents — married or single — until age 26. If your dependent or your spouse’s dependent is covered by a VUMC benefits plan and will turn 26 this year, below are five things you should know.
Whether you’ve been working for two weeks or 20 years, navigating the benefits landscape can be a little confusing. This is particularly true when it comes to interpreting forms and documents you might receive from our insurance carrier. One of the most common documents is the Explanation of Benefits, or EOB statement. The EOB details how much of a doctor or hospital visit was covered by your VUMC insurance and how much you are required to pay. The EOB is not a bill. If you owe money for a medical visit or procedure, you will receive a bill from the provider.
Fidelity Investments, VUMC’s retirement plan administrative services provider, will launch an updated learning management system on the NetBenefits website at the end of June. The learning system offers employees access to live and on-demand educational webinars, articles, tools and tips on subjects, such as budgeting, saving for college and managing debt.
Managing your medicine through a Vanderbilt pharmacy just got easier. As most employees know, when you use a Vanderbilt pharmacy, you get the lowest price for your prescriptions. You benefit from these savings as an employee on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Health Plan.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to helping you get the care you need as quickly and conveniently and as affordably as possible. Rather than pay a $125 co-pay, or more, for an emergency room visit, employees can take advantage of these cost- and time-saving health care options.
Enrollment period has ended. Once again, employees have a chance to enroll in a CSA at a discounted rate of 15 percent. We have partnered with Rooted Community Health and three of the best farms and CSA programs in the Nashville area to offer this program. CSA stands for community supported agriculture and works like a subscription program for vegetables, and participants receive a share of the harvest from local farms.
Beach season is almost over, but the discounts aren't. There is no time like the present to take advantage of these fitness and wellness discounts.
VUMC employees have access to a Behavior Health Navigator to offer support, guidance and education to the employee who has been diagnosed with or has a loved one with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia spectrum disorders, which include brief psychotic disorder, schizoaffective disorder and catatonia. The navigator can point you and your family in the right direction for needed treatment or services and help navigate obstacles you may be facing. The navigator will provide support as you and your family learn to navigate complex healthcare processes.