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Blueprint for Wellness Screening Time for HealthFlex Members

4/3/2014
This year’s Blueprint for Wellness pays off more than ever. HealthFlex participants will earn $100 HealthCash, plus up to 90 Wellness Points depending on your screening results. You’ll also gain personalized data on 30 health factors. The Quest Diagnostics Blueprint for Wellness screening involves a single blood draw, followed by lab analysis including blood glucose, cholesterol, hemoglobin and much more. Test results provide valuable information about heart disease risk, diabetes risk (or ...

HealthFlex Open Enrollment: Through Nov. 14

11/6/2013
HealthFlex Annual Election Is Open October 30-November 14 Elections you make during this period will apply to your 2014 health benefits. Annual Election is your only opportunity to:*   Select your 2014 plan coverage—if your plan sponsor offers more than one medical plan. Select a dental plan—if your plan sponsor offers more than one dental plan through HealthFlex. Make flexible spending account (FSA) elections and enjoy pre-tax savings in 2014. Your 2013 FSA elections will not roll over for ...

Healthflex Update: Clarification on Health Care Rule Change

11/6/2013
Late last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Notice 2013-71 which modified the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule for health flexible spending accounts (health FSAs). The Notice generally allows employer-provided cafeteria plans to be amended to provide a carryover of up to $500 of unused amounts in a participant’s health FSA into a subsequent plan year. The $500 carryover amounts may come from employer or employee contributions. The carryover amount may be applied only in the year ...

Park Eye Fund Available to North Georgia United Methodists for Eye-Related Care

10/30/2013
A special fund for North Georgia United Methodists offers help to those who are in need of eye-related care. The Louise D. Park Eye Fund is available to provide assistance for care which will diminish the likelihood of blindness - for instance cataract and macular degeneration treatment.    Pastors are encouraged to inform low income persons, retired pastors, and others who might need help with eye care costs of this available assistance.    Guidelines that govern usage of the fund are below. ...

Conference Offers Online Payment Option for Churches

11/27/2012
Starting Nov. 27, the North Georgia Conference is offering churches the option to make apportionment, special offering and benefits payments online. Funds can be drawn from any bank account by submitting an online remittance form through NGUMC Data Services. Payments will be processed through Suntrust Bank's Online ePay Manager System. Three North Georgia churches volunteered to test the process and have successfully used the system for several months leading up to opening the option to all ...

HealthFlex Annual Election is Under Way - Make Elections Online by November 15

11/5/2012
All active clergy and any enrolled lay employees:  Annual Election is your only opportunity to make changes for your 2013 health benefits. From now through November 20 (date extended due to Atlantic Storm Sandy), you can:   Make flexible spending account (FSA) elections to enjoy this pretax savings in 2013. Your 2012 FSA elections will not roll over for next year. Read Understanding FSAs on the WebMD login page to learn more. Select your medical plan for 2013 - if your plan sponsor offers ...

HealthFlex Participants: Time to take the HQ

8/29/2012
It is time once again for all HealthFlex insurance participants to take the HQ -- or have their insurance premiums raised. The Health Quotient (HQ) is an online health survey and must be completed between August 1 and September 30 to maintain deductible levels of $750/$1500 for 2013. (If both participant and covered spouse do not complete the HQ by Sept. 30, deductibles will be increased for that all coverage of that participant.)   If you took the HQ before August 1, you must retake it to ...

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