2019 Benefits ID Cards
State Group Health Insurance Plans
Health insurance plan ID cards are typically sent by health insurance carriers to participants by the end of December for enrollments that occurred during the Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) in October. The ID cards are effective January 1, 2019. Present your new ID card at all appointments after January 1, 2019. Remember, before seeing a health care provider in 2019, check to make sure they are in-network by visiting your health plan's online provider directory.
The following employees will receive health insurance ID cards for 2019:
- Employees who chose a different health plan: Employees who chose a different health plan design or a different health insurance carrier during the Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period will receive a new ID card.
- Employees who chose the same health plan: Employees who chose the same health plan design with the same health insurance carrier during the Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period will typically only receive a new ID card if they added or removed dependents.
Newly enrolled employees in health insurance will also receive an ID card from Navitus for pharmacy benefits. Currently enrolled employees will only receive a new card if they added or removed dependents. If a change was made, employees can expect to receive their ID card in early January.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)
Newly enrolled employees in a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) will receive their debit card for these plans from TASC, the FSA & HSA plan administrator in early January. New enrollees can submit claims through the manual claims submission process until their debit card is received.
Employees who previously participated in these plans and already have a debit card may use the same card as previous years until the expiration date listed on the card. If the employee no longer has their FSA or HSA debit card from previous years, contact TASC at 844-786-3947 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new card.
Newly enrolled employees in Uniform Dental through Delta Dental will receive an ID card. Currently enrolled employees in Uniform Dental with Delta Dental will only receive a new ID card if their level of coverage has changed (single to family, etc.). If a change was made, employees can expect to receive their ID cards late December.
All employees that enrolled in a supplemental dental plan for 2019 will receive an ID card from Delta Dental late December.
VSP, the vision insurance plan administrator, does not issue ID cards. Employees that are enrolled in vision for 2019 should notify their vision provider that they have VSP vision insurance when they schedule their vision appointment. The provider will then contact VSP to verify coverage.
Review Your Cards For Accuracy
Review your ID cards for accuracy. If you discover errors or if you do not receive your ID cards by mid-January, contact the benefit plan directly to request new ID cards.
Source: UW System Human Resources