Open Enrollment begins Monday, May 16 and ends on Friday, June 3 at 5:00 p.m. (AKDT).
This is your annual opportunity to review your benefit choices and make changes, enroll in a HCRA, and update your dependents and other health coverage for the 2022/2023 Plan Year. Please be sure to read the materials in your Open Enrollment packet to learn about important Plan changes and understand how they may affect you. Click here for the Letter from the Trustees and Open Enrollment Guide.
Here is what you MUST do during Open Enrollment:
- Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) elections do not roll over. If you want to have a HCRA in 2022/2023, you must enroll in a HCRA during Open Enrollment. (Remember, the IRS has a “use it or lose it” rule that limits the amount that you can roll over from year to year. You will only be allowed to roll over up to $570 of unused funds from the 2022/2023 Plan Year. Please calculate your contributions carefully.) Click here for the HCRA worksheet.
- If you are enrolled in Plan A and are enrolling your spouse, you must complete an open enrollment form each year and confirm if your spouse is employed and eligible to enroll in employer-sponsored coverage through his or her employer.
- ALL participants must complete a Family Information Form at the beginning of each Plan year. Claims cannot be paid until this form is completed and submitted. Click here for the Family Information form.
If you haven’t received your Open Enrollment packet by May 16, please contact the Administrative Office by phone at 866-553-8206 or by secure message using Contact Us.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL ELECTION – SOUTHEAST REGION
The Nominations Period seeking candidates to run for the currently vacant Southeast Region seat on the Board of Trustees ended on February 4. There is one candidate for the seat who is unopposed: Andrew Hills. The Board of Trustees has declared this candidate eligible and therefore elected for a four-year term in keeping with the Health Trust’s Election Policy.
On behalf of the Health Trust membership, the Board congratulates Mr. Hills on his election to a four-year term and thanks him for his service to the Board of Trustees.
UPDATED “SUMMARY OF BENEFIT PLAN CHANGES” POSTED
Click here to view the “Summary of Benefit Plan Changes”, updated October 2021. There are important updates to the Plan including non-coverage for dentures, bridges, crowns, or other dental devices that have started before the effective date of Health Plan coverage (effective July 1, 2020), and a change in the deadline for initial enrollment to 30 days from the date that the enrollment packet is mailed as indicated by the date of the letter in the enrollment packet (retroactive to January 1, 2021).
WAITING FOR YOUR HCRA OR HRA REIMBURSEMENT CHECK TO ARRIVE IN THE MAIL? SIGN UP FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT REIMBURSEMENT INSTEAD!
Your HCRA and HRA self-service tools make it easy to control how and when you get reimbursed. Reduce the wait time for reimbursements by registering your bank account to have funds directly deposited into your bank account. Click here to learn how.
Zenith’s Customer Service Team is available to assist participants with questions regarding the HCRA/HRA online portal and mobile application. They can be reached at (866) 553-8206 (toll-free), Option “2”, then “2”.
Click here for more information about Health Care Reimbursement Accounts (HCRA).
If you are enrolled in Plan D, click here to learn about your Health Reimbursement Arrangement.