The 2013-14 OE is an active enrollment for all medical, dental and vision benefits-eligible employees. If you take no action, you will be automatically enrolled into your current plan elections, except for Flexible Spending, which you must choose each year.
While the overall 2013-14 plan rates are 3.8 percent higher than current rates, the amount paid by university faculty and staff will not increase – and in some cases, it may decrease. This represents the lowest overall rate increase since the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust was established.
This year, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield will replace Cigna as the university’s Administrative Services Organization. Due to this change, all CU Health Plan members in the Exclusive or Access Network plan must select a primary care physician; otherwise, one will be automatically assigned based on ZIP code.
The Anthem network of providers for the CU Health Plan – Access Network and High Deductible includes more than 98 percent of the providers who were available through Cigna.
Last fall, Employee Services asked for suggestions to improve the university’s health plans. Several requests have been incorporated into this year’s plans: hearing aid coverage, diabetes disease management programs and voluntary vision coverage.
Other noteworthy changes:
The application and final rates will be available on May 6, the first day of Open Enrollment. Learn more about rates, on-campus open enrollment sessions, how to enroll and what happens if you take no action at www.cu.edu/openenrollment/.
Benefits for 2013-14 take effect July 1.