It’s time for a mid-year benefits check-up
Family and career responsibilities, along with other activities keep us all very busy. It may be difficult to keep track of where you’re at with your benefits and to remember what tools and resources are available to help you manage, or even just find time to make catching up a priority. With that in mind, we’ve listed several helpful reminders and tips to keep you and your family on course for the remainder of the year.
- Finding health-related issues early and staying healthy is extremely important. Preventive health care is provided at no cost on all Purdue medical plans and you can view Anthem’s preventive care guidelines to see what is covered. Be sure to take advantage of these benefits to help you and your family members watch over health issues to avoid more serious issues that may arise. Read Lynn’s story on why it’s important to make your health a priority.
- Find quality in-network doctors and review the cost for medical services with Castlight’s health care shopping tool. Easily manage your care anytime, anywhere with the free mobile app.
- The Center for Healthy Living, located in Purdue West, provides no-cost preventive care services vital to protecting your health. The Center also offers low cost treatment of illnesses and ongoing conditions. Schedule an appointment today.
- If you participate in Accident Insurance through Trustmark or Critical Illness Insurance through Unum, wellness benefits are offered just for completing one covered wellness service. Examples of covered services include: routine physical, mammogram, colonoscopy, pap test or prostate exam. To review benefits you’ve elected log in to EBenefits.
- Accident Insurance will pay $50, up to a maximum of two wellness visits per person or 10 wellness visits per family each calendar year. Learn how to file a claim and collect your wellness benefit.
- The Critical Illness program will pay $75 each calendar year per covered person. To submit a wellness claim, simply provide your claim information over the phone or request to file a paper claim by calling 800-635-5597.
- Eye exams can help detect common vision problems and eye diseases that often have no early warning signs, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Locate a participating VSP eye doctor and schedule a $5 eye exam for you and any dependents covered on your medical plan.
- No-cost preventive prescriptions help keep you and your bank account healthy. View the 2015 list of most commonly used preventive generic drugs to help you make the most of your savings. Remember that using generic prescriptions whenever possible is another good way to keep your bank account healthy.
- Try Express Scripts’ prescription drug pricing tool to determine if a drug is preventive or non-preventive and compare the costs. Switching prescriptions to home delivery can save you money and instructions on how to sign up are also available through the site.
Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- View HSA/FSA balances and file claims with PayFlex's website, Healthhub. If you hold an HSA, remember to set/update your beneficiary information in Healthhub by selecting “View My Account” under the “Financial Center” tab. Choose “My Profile” in the left column and “Beneficiaries” from the top.
- Sign up for text or email alerts under “My Settings” in Healthhub to receive periodic balance updates and debit card notifications.
- Download the free PayFlex app from the app store on your mobile device for real-time access to account balances, claims processed and transaction details.
- Need to increase or decrease your HSA contribution? Log in to view and update any time through EBenefits.
If you have any questions or need additional help with any of your benefits needs, please contact Benefits – Customer Service at 49-42222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.