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Reminder: 2022 Benefit Changes

Reminders about the benefit plan changes for 2022.

Health Insurance

There are several coverage enhancements to the State Group Health insurance program effective January 1, 2022:

  • Coverage has been added for medically necessary corrective jaw surgery.
  • The timeframe requirement has been removed for extractions, and dental repairs due to accidents.
  • The age for colonoscopy screenings to begin was reduced to age 45.

Annual deductibles and most out-of-pocket maximums remain the same for 2022. The accumulators for the deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums will reset on January 1, 2022.

If you are a crafts worker, effective January 1, 2022, you are eligible for:

  • The employer contribution towards your health insurance premium (if enrolled).
  • The employer contribution to your health savings account (if enrolled).
  • The opt-out incentive (if you do not need health insurance coverage through the UW System).

If you changed your health insurance plan carrier, or you are newly enrolled, contact your health insurance plan carrier to assign a primary care physician. Your health insurance plan carrier will assist you with designating one, if necessary.

Dental Insurance

Coverage for composite/resign fillings for the back teeth has been added to the Uniform and Preventive Dental Insurance plans. Annual deductibles and benefit maximums will remain the same for 2022. The accumulators for the deductibles and benefit maximums will reset on January 1, 2022.

Accident Insurance

The Accident Insurance plan will continue to provide cash payment to you in the event of an injury due to an accident. The cash benefit payment amounts for most covered injuries due to an accident have increased. Outpatient rehabilitation therapy was added as a service eligible for a cash benefit payment, when necessary to treat an injury due to an accident.

Health Savings Accounts

The annual maximum contribution amounts increased to $3,650 for single health insurance coverage, and $7,300 for family health insurance coverage.

Healthcare and Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Accounts

For the Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), the annual maximum contribution is $2,750, and the carryover limit is $550. For the Dependent Da Care FSA, the annual maximum contribution is up to $5,000 per household, based on tax filing status. There is no carryover for the Dependent Day Care FSA.

Review the UW System Employee Benefits website for additional information.

 

Source: UW System Human Resources