Month: October 2018

Health Care 101 Series with Blue Cross


Health Care 101 Series with Blue Cross

Learn how to navigate health care choices, use online tools, and save money.  Join us for a two-session series with Ryan Whitley, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

It is suggested that you bring your smart phone.

Session 1 | October 24 | Noon-1PM (MUB Superior Room (B001) or 3-4PM (MUB Alumni Lounge B)

BCBSM Online Tools – The Basics:

  • How to download the BCBS apps and overview of the tools
    • BCBSM App
    • Online Healthcare
  • Online Tools
    • ID Card
    • Coverage
    • Claims & Forms
  • Find A Doctor Demo – Comparing Providers
    • Locally, Regionally, Nationwide, and Worldwide
    • Provider Quality Measures

Session 2 | October 25 | Noon-1PM or 3-4PM (MUB Superior Room)

 BCBSM Online Tools- Making Good Choices & Saving Dollars:

  • Choices For Care
    • Physician’s Office, Nurseline, Online, Urgent Care, & ER
      • Know the difference and how to choose
  • Medical Procedure Cost Comparison Tool Demo
  • Wellness Tools and Virtual Wellness

Feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided.

This free event is open to faculty & staff. Register hereHuskyPAW members will receive 100 points for attending each session.

Questions? Contact Shannon Brodeur.

New Husky Flexible Benefit Plan – Benefit Forums and 2019 Open Enrollment

open enrollmentHuman Resources is working on a comprehensive rollout regarding the 2019 benefit changes with resources and tools that will be available throughout the Open Enrollment period.

Open Enrollment Flyer

2019 Open Enrollment begins Monday, Nov. 5 and ends midnight Friday, Nov. 30. Open enrollment is your opportunity to assess your individual and family needs and elect the benefit package that is right for you. This year the enrollment process is mandatory. Current coverage and elections will not automatically roll over.

The Benefits Office will host four Benefit Forums with information about the new Husky Flexible Benefit Plan and Open Enrollment process.

Due to the changes on how benefits will be offered, it is very important that faculty and staff attend one of the Benefit Forums and use the tools and resources provided to learn more about the Husky Flexible Benefit Plan.

The times, dates and locations are listed below. Release time will be provided to attend the Benefit Forums.

  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in MUB–B2 and B3
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in MUB–B2 and B3
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in MUB–B2 and B3
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in MUB–B2 and B3

Open Enrollment Assistance

During the week of Nov. 12-16 in person, one-on-one Open Enrollment assistance will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the MUB. More information will be available in the coming weeks with specific details and how to schedule an appointment.

Open Enrollment support through a call center will also be available from Nov. 12-30. More information will be provided with call center hours and a call center phone number in the coming weeks.

Read Tech Today and attend the Benefit Forums for more information about the Husky Flexible Benefit Plan and Open Enrollment.