To: All RCUH Regular-status (50-100%) FTE Employees
RCUH’s 2019 Benefit Open Enrollment period is from May 1-15, 2019.
GOOD NEWS: There will be no increase in cost for all HMSA Medical, Kaiser Medical, and HDS Dental Plans. Also, commencing July 1, 2019, an additional, lower cost HMSA CompMed-Basic Plan will be available.
All relevant informational materials such as carrier videos (i.e., HMSA, Kaiser, HDS, NBS), Summary of Benefit Coverages, enrollment forms, premium rate sheets, as well as additional employee benefit information will be available by logging into your Employee Self-Service (ESS) starting May 1. If you need assistance logging in to your ESS, please contact RCUH HR Information Systems.
Why is Open Enrollment important? Open Enrollment is the one time in the year when you can change your current medical plan, change coverage of your family, enroll in supplemental long-term care insurance, and renew/update your flexible spending healthcare/dependent care deductions. All enrollments and changes made during Open Enrollment will have an effective start date of July 1, 2019.
Please note: For employees who are currently enrolled or wish to enroll in Healthcare FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and/or Dependent Care FSA, you are required to reapply every fiscal year (during this open enrollment period). These plans do not rollover into the new fiscal year.
** NEW: Employees who are currently waiving health benefits at this time must submit the RCUH Group Health Waiver Form to RCUH Human Resources as an agreement that he/she is still opting to waive health coverage at this time. Even if you have previously waived medical coverage with RCUH, a new waiver MUST be submitted if you are waiving the offer of medical coverage for the plan year 2019-2020 or corrective action may occur.
|May 1-15, 2019||Open Enrollment Period
Review the Open Enrollment Information and online videos
|May 15, 2019||DEADLINE for Benefits Enrollment/Change Election Forms to RCUH Benefits
(email to: email@example.com)
|July 1, 2019||Start date of Benefits Enrollment/Changes|
You may make changes to the following benefits at any time outside the open enrollment period without a qualifying life event:
- TIAA SRA Contributions: Enrollments, Changes, and/or Cancellations
- Update in Life Insurance Beneficiary
- FSA Transportation Expense Reimbursement
- FSA Parking Expense Reimbursement
Contact RCUH Benefits for general inquiries on Open Enrollment, eligibility, and assistance with forms.
Phone: (808) 956-2326 or (808) 956-6979
Fax: (808) 956-5022
Contact carriers (i.e., HMSA, Kaiser, HDS, NBS, etc.) directly with any specific coverage inquiries or for assistance on current claims.