Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on enrolling for 2013 Benefits
How does the benefit statement show members if they did or didn’t sign up to participate in the 2013 HEM?
Two ways. First, benefit statements of members who signed up to participate in 2013 HEM include the HEM agreement they agreed to when they enrolled; benefit statements of members who didn't sign up don't have the agreement. Second, the name of the 2013 medical plan on the statement shows members if they did or didn’t sign up for the 2013 HEM.
Members who sign up for the 2013 HEM see the standard plan names – PEBB Statewide, Providence Choice, Kaiser Deductible, Kaiser HMO.
Members who don’t sign up for the 2013 HEM have a $100 per-person deductible (to a maximum of three persons in a family) in addition to the standard deductible in their medical plan, and they see the higher per-person deductible amount total reflected in the plan name. Example for full-time plans – PEBB Statewide 350 ($250 + $100), Providence Choice 350 ($250 + $100), Kaiser Deductible 350 ($250 + $100), Kaiser 100 (0 + $100).
Can I contribute more than $2,500 to my 2013 dependent care FSA?
Yes. A system error that previously limited amounts to $2,500 has been fixed. The limit for dependent care FSAs is $5,000. Only health care FSAs have a $2,500 limit in 2013 by federal tax code.
Why did my benefit statement earlier this month show that I enrolled in the 2013 HEM but not the one I printed now?
That line in benefit statements was removed because the HEM is not a plan but a program. Your benefit statement shows your enrollment in health care and insurance plans.
How can I see my choice on 2013 HEM participation in my benefit record?
Log back into your benefit record and click through to the page titled "Health Engagement Model Participation." It shows your choice on participation in the 2013 HEM.
Why doesn’t my benefit statement show the HEM agreement, when I signed up for it for 2013?
A system correction now includes the 2013 HEM agreement in the benefit statement of members who aren’t participating in the current HEM but who signed up to participate in 2013.
Why did I get an error message when I tried to enroll in a different amount of optional life insurance?
This was a system error that has been corrected. We notified members through this newsletter that the error has been corrected. Click here for steps to follow to enroll in a different amount of optional life insurance.
FAQ on 2013 HEM
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