Purdue Today

December 17, 2009

Medical plan ID cards to be sent in December

All employees who are participating in a Purdue medical plan for 2010 will get new ID cards in December.

Purdue Incentive and Purdue Copay participants will get a card from CIGNA for their medical plan and a card from Medco for prescription drugs.

Purdue Choice Fund participants will use their CIGNA ID card for both medical services and prescription drugs. In addition, Choice Fund participants will receive a debit card to use for their health savings account (HSA).

Those who enrolled in the Purdue Choice Fund should also watch for a welcome kit from CIGNA. The kit will provide important information about activating their health savings account and steps to follow when using the plan in 2010.

Employees who elected a health care flexible spending account (FSA) for 2010 will receive an FSA debit card before Jan. 1. The debit card replaces the automatic reimbursement feature available in past years. Limited purpose FSAs (available to people who enrolled in the Purdue Choice Fund) and dependent day care FSAs do not include a debit card.