Archives—November 2015

Reminder – Open Enrollment Deadline Friday, November 27

2016 Open Enrollment will be closing at midnight on Friday, November 27, 2015.

Open enrollment is your opportunity to assess your individual and family needs and make changes to your benefit package selections. This would include changing health plans, adding/removing a dependent, electing to contribute to a health savings account or flexible spending account or changing any other benefits such as life or disability benefits. If you want to continue your current elections in 2016, you do not need to take any action unless you have a health savings account or flexible spending account. Contributions must be re-elected each year for a health savings account and flexible spending account.

 

For Open Enrollment information, please visit the open enrollment website.

 

For any questions or concerns regarding Open Enrollment, please contact Benefit Services at benefits@mtu.edu or 487-2517.


Reminder – Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Incentive

Benefit eligible employees who have an annual physical and complete a Health Risk Assessment with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan by December 31, 2015 can earn one of the following incentives:

– $100 deposited into a health savings account
– $100 deposited into a flexible spending account
– $100 deposited into Techfit
– $200 deposited into a T2 account (funds can only be used at a Michigan Tech Facility)
To complete the Health Risk Assessment through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan:

1) Log in to your account at bcbsm.com (You can easily register if you are not currently set up.)

2) Click “Health & Wellness” in the blue bar at the top of the page

3) Click “Take assessment now” to begin

Employees who have met the above requirements will be contacted to choose their incentive. Incentives will be awarded in March 2016.

Please contact Benefit Services at benefits@mtu.edu with any questions you may have.

Additional Flu Vaccine Clinic on November 17

UP Health System – Portage will hold another flu vaccine clinic on campus. The vaccine is administered by injection and is on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary. The flu clinic will be from  4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17  in MUB Ballroom A1.

Employees, retirees, family members and students are welcome to attend one of the flu clinics.  Anyone under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated without parental permission. A spouse and/or child may attend without the employee. Read the full Tech Today Story, for rates and insurance information.


Benefits Open Enrollment begins today Nov. 9th, 2015

2016 Open Enrollment begins today and is open through Friday, November 27, 2015. Please visit the Open Enrollment website for updated benefits information as well as dates and times for benefit educational sessions.

 

If you want to continue your current elections in 2016, you do not need to take any action unless you have a health savings account or flexible spending account. Contributions to these accounts must be re-elected each year.

 

Please contact Benefit Services at 906-487-2517 or benefits@mtu.edu with any questions you may have.