2018 Benefits ID Cards -- Who will Receive Cards and When?
December 21, 2017
Health insurance plan ID cards are typically sent by health plans to participants by the end of December. The 2018 plan cards are effective January 1, 2018, and you may need to present your card at appointments that occur after January 1, 2018.
Remember, before seeing your health care providers in 2018, check to make sure they are in-network by visiting your health plan's online provider directory.
The following employees will receive health plan ID cards for 2018:
TASC (the FSA & HSA plan administrator) has announced a delay in the distribution of benefit cards. Newly enrolled employees in a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) will receive their benefit card for these plans by mid-January. New enrollees can submit claims through the manual process until they receive their benefit card.
Employees who previously participated in these plans and already have a benefit card may use the same card as previous years.
Employee questions regarding benefit cards can be directed to TASC at 844-786-3947 or email@example.com.
Newly enrolled employees in Uniform Dental, Dental WI, EPIC Benefits+, and/or VSP will receive a card. Current enrollees will only receive new card(s) if they added/removed dependents.
Newly enrolled employees in health insurance will also receive an ID card from Navitus for pharmacy benefits. Current enrollees will only receive a new card if they added or removed dependents, had a change of their last name, or made a request to receive a new card.
Review all benefits ID cards you receive for accuracy. Make sure all dependents are correctly listed and the information is accurate. If you discover errors, or if you do not receive cards, contact the benefit plan directly.
Source: UW System Human Resources