Remember to certify tobacco-user status in EBenefits during open enrollment
November 8, 2011As faculty and staff work through this year's benefits open enrollment process, they should certify their tobacco-user status. Employees certify their status through the online EBenefits system.
The certification affects what employees pay for Purdue medical insurance for themselves and their covered spouse or same-sex domestic partner. It also determines what faculty and staff pay for any additional employee term life insurance they may carry.
* Employees covered by a 2012 Purdue medical plan who do not certify their tobacco-user status during open enrollment will be considered a tobacco user and will be charged an additional premium. The same applies to covered spouses and same-sex domestic partners. The additional premium for 2012 is $250 per tobacco user.
* Faculty and staff carrying additional employee term life insurance who do not certify their tobacco-user status during open enrollment will be considered a tobacco user and will be charged tobacco-user rates for their additional life insurance.
Open enrollment ends at midnight on Nov. 24.
* To enroll and certify tobacco-user status status (non-tobacco user, tobacco user, or tobacco user who has completed an approved cessation program), go to www.ebenefits.com/purdue.
* For more enrollment information, including schedules of presentations and walk-in labs, read the 2012 Enrollment Reference Guide or visit www.purdue.edu/hr/Benefits/enroll.html.
* Call 49-42222 or your regional campus HR office for open enrollment assistance.