Follow the 2017 Open Enrollment checklist

posted by Jeff Mullins on October 13, 2016 Complete the WBA

For 2017, there are new rates for the medical plan. A number of resources are available to help you estimate your 2017 expenses, compare plans and become a more informed consumer. Use this checklist to help guide you through the steps to a successful Open Enrollment:

Educate yourself about changes occurring January 1, 2017.
Access your HR PeopleSoft account.
Confirm or update your personal information, including your home and/or mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and ethnic group.
If you wish to drop your insurance coverage you need to select “waive.”
If you are eligible for the 2017 Wellness CDHP, you need to select this option to enroll in the plan if you are not covered under the 2016 Wellness CDHP.
If you are enrolled in the 2016 Wellness CDHP, but do not qualify for the 2017 Wellness CDHP, your plan defaults to CDHP 1 unless you make a new selection.
Review your eligible dependents and beneficiaries.

Check your current elections or make new elections. It is important that you review the dependents enrolled on each of your plans.
If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA), you need to enter your annual contribution amount.
If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you need to re-elect or re-state your annual contribution amount.
Accept or decline the Non-Tobacco Use Agreement for 2017.
Be sure to print an Election Summary after you have submitted your elections.
If you have any questions regarding your benefits, please contact the Benefits Hotline at 317-232-1167 or toll-free at 877-248-0007 (if outside of the Indianapolis area).

5 thoughts on “Follow the 2017 Open Enrollment checklist”

  1. Victoria Horsley says:

    What level to I have to reach to be eligible for the Wellness level?

    1. Josh Marsh says:

      Victoria,
      You had to have reached an “earned status of silver” in the HumanaVitality program before the August 31 deadline. You can check your current status level by logging into your HumanaVitality account. Though please remember that, what qualifies you for the Wellness CDHP 2017 is what was reflected on your HumanaVitality account as of 11:59 p.m. on August 31.

      -Josh Marsh
      Invest In Your Health Indiana – Communications Team Member

  2. Victoria Horsley says:

    How do I know what level qualifies me for eligible for the 2017 Wellness CDHP.

  3. Victoria says:

    I reached the Silver status on 8-2-2016 but the wellness option is not available for me to choose. Who do I need to contact? Thank you!

    1. Josh Marsh says:

      Victoria, Please contact the Benefits Hotline at 1-877-248-0007 outside of Indianapolis or 317-232-1167 within the Indianapolis area. Benefit specialists are available to help you from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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