Changes for 2015
Up Coming 2015 Benefit Changes
Maroon Savings Choice - New Health Plan
Effective January 1, 2015, the University will be offering the Maroon Savings Choice Plan. This medical plan will give you greater control and flexibility on how your health care dollars are spent. It will also provide access to a University-funded, tax advantaged Health Savings Account (HSA). This plan will be a preferred provider organization administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois that will offer the same broad network of physicians and care providers, similar to the current Maroon Plan. The prescription drug coverage will also be administered by CVS Caremark. To find a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider simply visit http://www.bcbsil.com/ and select the Particpating Provider Organization (PPO) plan network. More information about the Maroon Savings Choice Plan including a list of frequently asked questions can be found under Related Documents.
The Choice Is Yours – New Medical Plan Decision Tool
Need help choosing a medical plan? Answer a few simple questions about your medical benefit needs. Then in just a few minutes, The Choice Is Yours will suggest the medical plan that is right for you based on your responses. Your responses are anonymous and you can use the tool multiple times. Visit www.decisionsupportsuite.com/uchicago to find your choices.
HMO Illinois Vision Care – New Benefit
All HMO Illinois medical plan participants have access to vision care benefits through Davis Vision. Effective January 1, 2015, these benefits will include a $75 allowance toward the purchase price of eyeglasses/contacts every 24 months. Plan participants will continue to receive coverage for one eye examination every 12 months at no cost and discounts on the purchase of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Remember, these benefits are only available from a Davis Vision network provider and are separate from the benefits offered through the Vision Service Plan.
Women's Health Friends and Family Program – New Benefit
Effective January 1, 2015, all Maroon Plan, Maroon Savings Choice Plan, and UCHP participants can begin receiving care from top specialists in women's health through the University of Chicago's Women's Health Friends and Family Program. This program will offer convenient, quality obstetric and gynecologic care. Visits will be centrally located at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine. To get started, call 773.834.7999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Care Flexible Savings Account – Debit Card Change
As a health care flexible spending account (FSA) participant, please keep receipts for all purchases made with your Conexis debit card. Per IRS regulations, Conexis requires itemized receipts to verify debit card purchases. Failure to submit proper documentation within 90 days of the transaction date will result in the deactivation of your Conexis debit card. Once your card has been deactivated, you must clear all of the unresolved card transactions to reactivate your card.