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 Benefits

Announcements

Get quick answers to your Benefits questions at benefits@uhnj.org.

 

State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) COVID-19 Update

The Division of Pensions and Benefits-State Health Benefits Program has released the attached notification regarding health benefits coverage during this COVID-19 situation.

Please take a minute to read this important information.

If there are any questions, please call or email us:

Claudine Cruz-Green

(973) 972-0885

cruzgrcl@uhnj.org

Robin Hynes

(973) 972-4743

hynesro@uhnj.org

Diane Wieckowski

(973) 972-3925

wieckodt@uhnj.org

 

HR Benefits Office

 


 

Horizon HMO Member - Special Open Enrollment

The State Health Benefits Program will hold a special Open Enrollment for employees currently enrolled in the Horizon HMO Plan and who wish to switch to a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), the Tiered Network Plan or a High Deductible (HD) Plan. Eligible employees will receive a direct mailing from Horizon that will outline qualifications. Plan Design Charts, Rates, and Applications can be found on the Division of Pensions & Benefits website.

The special Open Enrollment period will take place from Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 28, 2020.

The special Open Enrollment is for medical plan changes only. Members will not be permitted to add dependents to coverage, change coverage levels, or make changes to dental or prescription drug plans.

For additional information please call or email us:

Claudine Cruz-Green

(973) 972-0885

cruzgrcl@uhnj.org

Robin Hynes

(973) 972-4743

hynesro@uhnj.org

Diane Wieckowski

(973) 972-3925

wieckodt@uhnj.org



 

Changes to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) loan process

The Division of Pension and Benefits has announced effective January 2020 all PERS loans will be disbursed by direct deposit.

Eligible members who wish to borrow against their pension account must have a valid bank routing and account number when applying for a loan through the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS).

Paper checks will no longer be issued.

Please read the attached announcement for additional information.

If there are any questions, please call Division of Pensions and Benefits Client Services at 609-292-6683.
 


UH Benefits Office


 

2020 Tax Deferral Limits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the Annual Tax Deferral Limits for 2020.

Eligible employees may contribute on a pre-tax basis voluntary contributions in addition to their mandatory employee pension contribution.          

NJ State Employees' Deferred Compensation Plan (457 and Roth 457) Annual Tax Deferral Limits;

Category Annual Tax Deferral Limit
2019 2020
Age 49 and younger $19,000 $19,500
Age 50 and older (catch-up) $25,000 $26,000

Current participants in the NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan may submit in writing to the HR Benefits Office any request for changes to their annual limit. Employees who wish to change their biweekly contribution or anyone interested in participating should contact:

Alicia Smith 732-428-2314 alicia.smith@prudential.com

For additional information please visit our website Maximizing Your Salary-Tax Sheltered Voluntary Plans or contact us at one of the following telephone numbers:

Claudine Cruz-Green

(973) 972-0885

cruzgrcl@uhnj.org

Robin Hynes

(973) 972-4743

hynesro@uhnj.org

Diane Wieckowski

(973) 972-3925

wieckodt@uhnj.org

 

HR Benefits Services


 

Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Notice of Election

The Division of Pensions and Benefits has requested that we distribute the attached Notice of Election to each Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) member at University Hospital.

Nominations are being accepted to fill the position of one elected State representative to the PERS Board of Trustees for the terms from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023.

Please see the attached Notice of PERS Election for additional information.

 If you wish to declare your interest in running for this position, please send a written request by December 2, 2019, to the PERS Board Secretary at NJBOT.Nomination@treas.nj.gov or P.O. Box 295, Trenton, N.J., 08625-0295.

 

University Hospital HR Benefits Services Office


 

2020 SHBP Plan Year Open Enrollment & Benefits Fair Announcement

The State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Open Enrollment period will run from October 1 through October 31, 2019.

Open Enrollment is the time eligible employees can make general changes such as add dependents, change coverage levels or enroll in a different medical or dental plan. All changes to coverage during this Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2020.

Effective January 1, 2020, all active employee SHBP plan designs will be solely administered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon). Any employees who are currently enrolled in an Aetna medical plan will be automatically enrolled into the corresponding Horizon medical plan. For example, employees enrolled in the Aetna Freedom 15 plan will be automatically moved to the Horizon NJ DIRECT15 plan.

Aetna will continue to administer the Aetna Dental Expense Plan (DEP), Aetna DMO, and Medicare Advantage Plans for retirees.
 

The medical plans available to employees for Plan Year 2020 are listed below.

  • Tiered-Network Plan: Horizon OMNIA Health Plan

  • PPO Plans (All Other Employees): NJ DIRECT15; NJ DIRECT1525; NJ DIRECT2030; NJ DIRECT2035; NJ DIRECT/NJ DIRECT 2019*

  • HMO Plans: Horizon HMO**

  • High Deductible Health Plans: NJ DIRECT HD1500; NJ DIRECT HD4000

*Members hired before July 1, 2019 will be enrolled in NJ DIRECT. Members hired after July 1, 2019 will be enrolled in NJ DIRECT2019.

**The service areas for Horizon HMO are limited to New Jersey and bordering counties of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York.

There are no dental plan changes for Plan Year 2020. Dental coverage is offered to all eligible employees through the Employee Dental Plans. Six different dental plans are offered based on one of two different plan designs -Dental Plan Organizations (DPO) and a Dental Expense Plan (DEP).

Reminder: To be eligible to change your dental plan you must have been enrolled in your current plan for 12 or more months. If the effective date of your current dental plan is after January 1, 2018 you are not eligible to change the plan during this Open Enrollment.

Please mark your calendar. This year's BENEFITS FAIR will be held on:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM AT UH H-Level, Room 349/342


For additional information, please visit our Open Enrollment website or call:

Claudine Cruz-Green (973) 972-0885
Robin Hynes (973) 972-4743
Diane Wieckowski (973) 972-3925

UH Human Resources Benefits Services Office


 

Tax$ave Flexible Spending Account

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR PLAN YEAR 2020

runs from October 1 through October 31, 2019

 The Unreimbursed Medical and or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow employees to set aside money to pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental and dependent care expenses through pre-tax contributions.

Reminder: current members must file a new enrollment application this Open Enrollment to participate in calendar year 2020.

Enrollment can be done via internet, fax or mail:

        Internet: www.wageworks.com 

        Fax: FSA Enrollment Forms may be faxed by the employee to 866-672-4780.

        Mail: FSA Enrollment Forms can be mailed directly to WageWorks, Enrollment Processing, PO Box 14766, Lexington, KY 40512-4722.

The deadline for internet or fax enrollments is midnight, October 31, 2019. Enrollment forms sent through US mail must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2019.

Enrollment forms cannot be processed through the HR Benefits Services Office. Forms received will be returned to the employee.

Employees must be eligible for enrollment in the State Health Benefits Program to participate in the Unreimbursed Medical Spending Account or the Dependent Care Plan.

Please mark your calendar. This year's BENEFITS FAIR will be held on:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM AT UH H-Level, Room 349/342

For additional information and enrollment options, please visit our Open Enrollment website or call:

 Claudine Cruz-Green at (973) 972-0885
Robin Hynes at (973) 972-4743 or
Diane Wieckowski at (973) 972-3925    

UH Human Resources Benefits Services Office
 


 

Total Compensation Statements 2019

We are pleased to announce that eligible employees will be receiving their personalized "2019 Total Compensation Statement" which will be mailed to their home address on September 20, 2019. Eligible employees must be on the payroll as of June 17, 2019.

The Total Compensation Statement provides an overview of University Hospital's comprehensive Employee Benefits Package. The personalized benefits information provided is as of June 30, 2019. Please visit the employee portal at https://portal.uhnj.org to view any benefit plan or personal information change made after July 1, 2019.

The statement also serves as a reminder to make any necessary changes during the annual Open Enrollment in October. This year's Open Enrollment will run from October 1st through October 31st with coverage effective January 1, 2020. The Benefits Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd H-level, room 349/342 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To better understand the information as it appears on the Total Compensation Statements, please see the Summary Description Sheet or call the HR Benefits Services Office:

Claudine Cruz-Green (973) 972-0885
Robin Hynes (973) 972-4743
Diane Wieckowski (973) 972-3925

Please reach out to the Benefits Services Office if you do not receive your Total Compensation Statement by October 1st.
 


 

New Commuter Tax$ave Service Provider

The New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits has announced a new Commuter Tax$ave provider. Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions will replace TransitCheck/ WageWorks as the program administrator. The transition is starting this month and will be effective for the September benefit.

Edenred has already sent to our current participant's information on how to enroll.

The email came from Commuter Benefit Solutions (commuterbenefits.com). Attached is a copy of the contents. The deadline to enroll for the September benefit is July 25th.  

Please take the time now to register with the new provider to ensure no disruption to your transit benefit.

For assistance with the registration process please contact Edenred Commuter Benefits Solutions directly at 866-512-8769.

 

University Hospital HR Benefits


 

2019 Planning for Your Retirement Seminar

University Hospital's HR Benefits Services Office is pleased to announce our annual Planning for Your Retirement Seminar for employees enrolled in the Alternate Benefit Program (ABP) or Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). The seminar is designed to provide employees with a better understanding of the options available at retirement and the process.

This year's seminar will be held on June 10, 2019 in the Delta Dental Conference Center-NJ Dental School Oral Health Pavilion-Lecture Hall B965 from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

Registration is required; please log onto http://hrcourses.uhnj.org  (intranet) then click "All HR" and register.

Agenda

   
 8:30 Registration
8:55 Opening Remarks and Introductions
9:00 Social Security Administration
9:45 Questions
10:00 State Health Benefits Program (SHBP)
Voluntary Tax-Sheltered (NJSEDCP)
10:45 Break
11:00 Prudential Financial
12:00 Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)
There will be a concurrent presentation for Alternate Benefit Program (ABP) in Rm B974 (Lounge)
1:00 Seminar ends


 


 

2018 State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) & Tax$ave Program Open Enrollment

There are only a few more days remaining to this year's SHBP Open Enrollment period for the health and dental plans as well as the Tax$ave Program. All changes to coverage during this Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2018. Applications must be received in the UH Benefits Services Office no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Current Tax$ave members must file a new enrollment application this Open Enrollment in order to participate in calendar year 2018. The enrollment form can be downloaded from our Open Enrollment webpage and mailed or faxed directly to WageWorks. The Benefits Office does not process these forms.
Enrollment in the Tax$ave office can also be done on line with WageWorks.

For additional information, please visit our Open Enrollment website or call:
Karina Hon (973) 972-0885 or
Robin Hynes at (973) 972-4743 or
Diane Wieckowski at (973) 972-2451
 

UH Human Resources Benefits Services Office




 
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