October 30 - November 12, 2013
Our 2014 Benefits Open Enrollment period begins October 30th! During the Open Enrollment period, all benefit-eligible employees are required to select their benefits for January 1, 2014, including those employees who want their benefits to remain the same and those employees who waive coverage. Employees have the option to elect the same benefits, make changes to their benefits, waive coverage, and drop or add eligible dependents. The following benefits will be available:
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Flexible Spending
- Voluntary Vision Insurance
All benefit elections will become effective January 1, 2014 and remain in effect during the entire plan year unless the employee experiences a qualifying event such as marriage, birth/adoption of a child, or loss of other coverage. Please see the qualifying events summary for detailed information.
Benefit Enrollment Online
All benefit-eligible employees will select their benefits through their MyRoanoke account. Once logged in, you can view your current benefit elections, level of coverage, the dependents you cover and the available benefit options for 2014. Please see the following link for complete instructions: Benefit Enrollment Instructions
Same Sex Domestic Partner Benefits
As previously announced, Roanoke College will offer benefit coverage to same sex domestic partners of full-time and part-time regular employees beginning January 1, 2014. If you are enrolling your same-sex Domestic Partner for Medical, Dental or Vision, please contact Human Resources to obtain the necessary enrollment forms for completion during this initial enrollment. Additionally, the Affidavit of Same Sex Spousal Equivalency must be completed and returned to Human Resources. For a listing of benefits extended to same sex domestic partners and more information about the tax consequences, please see the policy below.
Health Plan Information
Roanoke College will continue to offer three medical plan options all offered through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. For the 2014 plan year, all of our medical plans will offer additional preventive care services. The HMO Plan 9 will offer out-of-network coverage and will now be called HMO POS Plan 9.
Dental Plan Information
Roanoke College will continue to offer two dental plans through Ameritas Group and all dental benefits remain unchanged. Dental benefits for Low and High Option are summarized below.
Voluntary Vision Plan Information
The College will continue to offer the Voluntary Vision Plan through Davis Vision.
To find a Davis Vision provider in your area:
Go to the Davis Vision website at www.davisvision.com/Members
- Under "Open Enrollment" at the bottom of the page, enter 2704 in the Client Code field and then click Submit to open the Roanoke College Welcome page.
Flexible Spending Information
Our flexible spending plan continues to be managed by LD&B Insurance Agency located in Harrisonburg, VA. One of the advantages of outsourcing this product is that employees now have use of a “Benny” card. This card acts much like a debit card tied directly to your flexible spending accounts. When presented at your doctor’s office and pharmacy, your medical charges are automatically deducted from your designated healthcare flexible spending balance. If you currently participate in flexible spending, you should retain your Benny Card for use in the new plan year.
Another feature of LD&B is that you will have immediate access to your account balances online through the LD&B website. Upon enrollment into the flexible spending plan, employees will be issued a PIN number that will allow access to submit claims and view balances. For more information regarding flexible spending accounts, please take time to view our Flex Benefits Illustration of Tax Savings or Flex Benefits Enrollment Information.
If you are a current Flexible Spending participant, you must re-enroll each year through Benefit Enrollment Online. This benefit does not automatically continue each year.
For questions regarding Open Enrollment or any of our benefit offerings, please contact Human Resources: 375-2288, 375-4920, or 375-2455 or visit our office on the first floor of College Hall.