January 16, 2018
Human Resources shares important insurance ID card and upcoming benefit deduction information
As the new year begins, Human Resources would like to share helpful details around ID numbers and cards and when faculty and staff can expect 2018 benefit deductions to appear on upcoming pay statements.
2018 insurance ID cards
Identification cards for 2018 were distributed by Anthem in late December to employees' home addresses on file. As previously shared, the one ID card includes a new ID number and now holds medical, prescription and dental information.
It is important to share the new ID card with medical, dental and pharmacy providers for 2018 coverage information to show in their systems, even if no plan changes were made for the new year. 2017 cards on file reflect a coverage end date of Dec. 31, 2017. New ID cards will reflect a coverage start date of Jan. 1.
As a reminder, employees previously registered with www.anthem.com will need to register a new account using their new ID number to access medical and dental claim information beginning Jan. 1. Employees will not be able to register without their 2018 ID number. Claims information dated Dec. 31 and prior can be accessed with their current login and will not be accessible from the new login.
Employees who have not received new Anthem insurance cards should first review their address on file and update if necessary through the OnePurdue Portal, then contact Anthem directly at 855-502-6365 to order replacement cards.
For immediate access to 2018 ID card information, employees may log into their Castlight account from a computer to view and print or download the Castlight app to their smartphone and share directly from their phone with their provider. Card information is located under in the “Profile” menu. First-time users can learn more about Castlight and register their Castlight account here.
2018 benefit deductions
Many will see benefit deduction amounts update according to selections made during open enrollment. It is important to note the following 2018 pay dates as they will be the first to reflect these changes.
The first biweekly pay date in 2018 took place on Jan. 3, for the pay period Dec. 11 through Dec. 24, and reflected no deductions for the 2018 plan year as this pay was for the last two weeks in December 2017.
The second biweekly pay date in 2018 will be on Jan. 17 for the pay period Dec. 25 through Jan. 7, and employees may see changes in deductions based on their benefit selections. They may notice deduction changes with the following benefits:
* Medical/dental premiums: Seven days of 2017 premium amount will be deducted, and seven days of 2018 premium amount will be deducted.
* FSA/HSA contributions: 2018 contribution begins with this pay date and divides over 25 pays, due to the Jan. 1 benefit plan start date falling within the pay period.
* Term life insurance/AD&D/STD/voluntary benefits: 2018 deduction amounts begin with this pay date.
The third biweekly pay date in 2018 will be on Jan. 31 and will be the first full pay for 2018 covering pay for Jan. 8 through Jan. 21. This pay will be the first pay with all 2018 deductions included.
For employees paid on a monthly basis, the Jan. 31 pay date will be the first full pay in 2018 for the pay period Jan. 1 through Jan. 31 and the first pay with all 2018 deductions reflected.
Employees are asked to review their pay statements regularly in Employee Self-Service through the OnePurdue Portal.