Benefit News and Updates

Anthem chosen to provide dental coverage in 2017

Purdue began to cover the cost of preventive dental for faculty and staff in 2016 through Delta Dental, the current dental partner at that time. After reviewing the plan this year, it was determined that a move to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield would be a favorable move, resulting in decreased premium costs for employees and the University. Beginning January 1, 2017, dental coverage for faculty and staff (excluding grad students) will be administered by Anthem. Read the full HR Connect article here.

Anthem livens up access to health care with LiveHealth Online services

For those who have ever had an illness or injury hit them out of the blue, at the most inconvenient time – such as the middle of the night, on vacation or after your doctor’s office and urgent care centers have closed – and you need to see a doctor, you now have another option, literally at your fingertips. Read the full HR Connect article here.

Protect your loved ones – update beneficiaries

Designating your beneficiaries ensures that your funds are appropriately distributed per your wishes and not defaulted to your estate. Once designated, it is recommended to review your beneficiary designations each year to ensure no changes are needed.

Several of your Purdue benefits provide for beneficiaries in the event of your death so updated information is very important. Read the full HR Connect article with instructions on how to update beneficiaries here.

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