July 3, 2009
Reminder: Benefits enrollment starts next week
Benefits changes for plan year 2010
If you are currently enrolled in the Aetna DMO Plan, you will be required to register your primary care dentist as this information will not automatically rollover once the plan changes to the HumanaDental DHMO in September. You can register your primary care dentist (PCD) via ERS On-line, by phone or by completing the Humana DHMO form. You can phone in your PCD to HumanaDental at 877-377-0987 (toll-free).
Insurance rates for plan year 2010
Premium rates for Plan Year 2010 – Full-time employees
The monthly premium for the Short-Term Disability Plan will decrease from 32 cents per $100 of salary to 29 cents per $100 of salary effective Sept. 1, 2009. Long-Term Disability and life insurance rates will remain unchanged for Plan 2010.
ORP/TSA Vendor consolidation project update
To help meet the requirements of the new 403(b) regulations and evaluate and select the most reputable and profitable vendors in the industry, Human Resource Services engaged Sibson Consulting, a firm with extensive expertise in higher education issues. In the past three years, Sibson conducted more than 100 comprehensive, full-service vendor selection and evaluation projects for defined contribution programs, including 403(b) plans.
In April 2009, the UNT System released a Request for Proposal to the investment community asking vendors to bid on providing investment services for our ORP and TSA plans. A final evaluation of the qualified vendors who submitted bids is currently underway, and we are approaching the last phase of the project, the selection of the vendors who will be authorized to sell 403(b) products to our employees. We anticipate having the selection completed and a list of authorized vendors announced by Sept. 1, 2009.
If your current vendor is not on the list of authorized vendors, you can continue contributions to them through the end of 2009. Watch for updates on vendor selection. Contact HRS at ext. 2690 with questions.
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