HR, Payroll and Benefits News

Main Benefit Plan Changes for 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, there will be four main benefit plan changes:

  • Preventive Dental Insurance (new plan)
  • Accident Insurance (new plan)
  • Vendor Change (TASC to ConnectYourCare)
  • Security Health Plan (no longer available)

Additional information regarding 2020 benefit plan changes (including premiums) will be communicated closer to the Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period (September 30 – October 25, 2019).

Preventive Dental Insurance

Currently, preventive dental services are only offered under the State Group Health Insurance Plan with Uniform Dental. For 2020, a standalone Preventive Dental Insurance Plan through Delta Dental will be available to employees who either waive the State Group Health Insurance Plan or choose the State Group Health Insurance Opt-Out Incentive. This means all benefits eligible employees will have access to preventive dental services in 2020.

Note:  The Supplemental Dental Plans will continue to be available in 2020. These plans provide coverage for major services such as crowns and implants.

Accident Insurance

In 2020, an Accident Insurance Plan will be available to eligible employees. The plan provides a cash payment directly to you in the event of an accident. Covered accidents may include injuries, emergency care, hospital care, surgery and an accidental death & dismemberment* benefit. The cash payment amount differs based on the severity of the accident. You may use the cash for anything you’d like to help provide some financial protection when the unexpected happens.

*The Accident Insurance Plan includes an accidental death & dismemberment benefit. You may enroll in both, the Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Plan and the new Accident Insurance plan.

Vendor Change (TASC to ConnectYourCare)

The Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Dependent Day Care Account and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) will be administered by ConnectYourCare (CYC). TASC will no longer be the administrator as of December 31, 2019.

How will the vendor change affect current participants?

Communications will be sent to current participants prior to ABE to explain the transition from TASC to CYC. Additionally, the 2020 Vendor Change page will be updated to keep current participants informed of communications, key dates and who to contact with questions.

Note:  Employees currently enrolled in an FSA and/or HSA that want to participate in the plans in 2020 are required to re-enroll during the ABE period, September 30 – October 25, 2019.

Security Health Plan (no longer available)

Security Health Plan–Central and Security Health Plan–Valley will no longer be available effective January 1, 2020. Resources will be provided closer to the ABE period to help affected employees select a new health insurance carrier during the ABE period.

Additional information regarding 2020 benefit plan changes and premiums will be communicated during ABE. Please contact your human resources office with immediate questions.

Source: UW System Human Resources