October is Health Literacy Month
Posted by Kimber Harding
October 2, 2017
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Written by Emma Thompson
Lake County benefit-eligible employees have different options for health insurance and other
benefits. Employees can opt for non-county insurance, or choose to be insured
through the county. There are only certain times during the year that you can
enroll in or make changes to your health benefits: as a new employee, when your
life changes, or during open enrollment. Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to make coverage changes, and
add/drop a dependent, and begins
on Monday October 23rd, 2017 and ends on Friday
November 3rd, 2017. For those who choose to be insured
through the county, the next step is to choose a network and plan:
1. Choose a Network:
- PEHP: Non-Intermountain Healthcare
2.Choose a Plan
- High Deductible Plan with a Health
have lower premiums but higher deductibles. SLCO’s high deductible plan has no
premium and an Optum HSA account to help cover cost.
The plan and
network you choose will depend on your unique situation. You can check the benefits website for more information and HR offers several information sessions during
the open enrollment period.
some open enrollment basics you may want to be familiar with now so when the
time comes you can make the best choices for you and your family.
-The new benefits year will start
Jan 1, 2018 and go through December 2018.
-Cigna will be replace EMI for
dental coverage and you must reelect coverage
AxisPlus for Flex Spending plans and you must reelect coverage
- Review voluntary benefit and other employee perk information
-Make sure you’ve consented to PHI through
your PeopleSoft portal or filled out a paper form if you are a spouse for
healthy lifestyles points and additional HSA contributions.
Feel free to contact Healthy Lifestyles
or the benefits team with questions.
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