Annual Election for HealthFlex Benefits is Nov 2-17

10/20/2016

The annual election period for HealthFlex is November 2-17, 2016. Participants received a booklet in the mail this week, the 2017 HealthFlex Annual Election, which includes the Exchange Plan comparison that offers a summary of the plans. Notable this year is a new plan-bronze and updates to the dental and VSP plans.
 
If no election is made, people will remain in the same plan at the same coverage tier (single, 2 party, or family) in health, dental, and vision as they are in now. All contribution elections ( Medical Reimbursement, Dependent Child Care Reimbursement, Health Savings Accounts, etc.) will reset to $0.

Church payments are not changing from those charged in 2016 unless a church’s membership causes a change in their tier. That said, all plans increased in premium cost, so participants are bearing the full responsibility for those increases in their cost. That means it is important for participants to look at the cost of their plan to see if it is still the right for them. 
 
Find HealthFlex rates to churches and participants at:
http://www.ngumc.org/files/fileslibrary/benefits/2017healthflexrates.pdf