Open Enrollment Summary & 2022 Plan Year Changes

PEBB open enrollment is mandatory this year during.  It takes place October 1-31, 2021. 

What does that mean for you?

It means you must login to your PEBB portal and confirm your plans.  (Failure to complete open enrollment could result in higher out of pocket costs or the loss of benefits).

This is the time that you can change any of your coverages, add eligible dependents, remove dependents, enroll, or re-enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA), change your Health Engagement Model (HEM) status, update your personal information, or update your beneficiaries.  Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefit packages without having experienced a qualifying life event or family status change (marriage, birth, divorce, loss/gain of other insurance, etc.). 

The changes you make during Open Enrollment will be effective in the new plan year beginning January 1, 2022.

There are two (2) Actions required to complete both the Open Enrollment and the HEM:

  • Action 1:  PEBB Open Enrollment completion: Confirm your benefit elections, make changes, re-enroll in flexible spending accounts, AND indicate your HEM participation status for 2022.  If Opting Out, you MUST take action and affirm you and your dependents have minimal essential coverage.
  • Action 2: (If planning to participate in the Health Engagement Model HEM) - Complete the HEM Health Assessment by October 31, 2021 at your current medical carrier’s website.  The HEM program will provide a financial incentive in your pay of $17.50 a month if you elect to participate and an increased deductible on your health plan if you choose not to participate.

The Three easy steps to participate in both are:

  1. Enroll in a PEBB medical plan by October 31, 2021. (Be sure to say you plan to take part in HEM.)
  2. Take your health assessment on by October 31, 2021. Health assessments done after this date will not be accepted.
  3. Complete two healthy actions during the new plan year. You don’t need to report them. You just need to let us know you did them at open enrollment next year. Remember, spouses and partners don’t participate. When you participate, they get the advantage of your low family deductible.

Please refer to the Health Engagement Model landing page for links to the medical carrier’s websites, questions about healthy actions and health assessment related questions.

** Plan early to complete your Health Assessment. You may need to have your password reset which can take time. For example, Kaiser Permanente may require 10 business days to reset your password.

How do you complete open enrollment?

Employees can enroll online or use paper forms. 

Go to: www.Pebbenroll.com to complete this process online. 

To use Paper Forms to Complete Enrollment:

Download at:  http://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/Pages/forms.aspx.  Search for Open Enrollment forms.  

Paper forms can be faxed, scanned and e-mailed or sent through mail.  

Please return the forms to Employee Benefits by October 31, 2021, at:

  • Campus Mail: 236 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis OR
  • US Mail: 236 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis OR 97331-8578
  • Fax: 541.737.0541
  • Scan and send via e-mail to employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu

Life Events Outside of Open Enrollment: If you incur or anticipate incurring a qualifying life event during Open Enrollment such as birth, marriage, divorce, contact Employee Benefits at 541-737-2805 or employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu in order to complete the Midyear Change process prior to completing Open Enrollment.  If you incur a qualifying life event during the year, don’t wait until Open Enrollment to update your elections. Contact Employee Benefits or refer to our website on how to update you benefit elections. Visit the “Midyear Changes to Health & Optional Benefits” website for additional information.

Surcharges and Optional Life Rates

  • Tobacco Surcharge - $25/month if employee uses tobacco + $25/month if enrolled spouse/domestic partner uses tobacco.
  • Spouse/Domestic Partner Surcharge - $50/month if spouse/domestic partner waives coverage in another employer’s group plan (non-PEBB plan) in favor of coverage through PEBB. 
  • Tobacco User Life Insurance Rates – The rates for optional employee life and optional spouse/domestic partner life insurance is higher for members that have used tobacco within the past 12 months.
  • OEBB/PEBB double coverage Surcharge - You will have to pay a monthly $5 surcharge if you are an active full-time employee and:
    • Someone in your family is covered as a member under their own PEBB or Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) plan, and
    • That person is covered as a dependent (spouse, partner or child) on your PEBB medical plan.
2022 Plan Changes

Medical Plans

General/All Medical Carriers:

Fertility:

  • Approved $35K annual maximum for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs)
    • Includes artificial insemination [including intrauterine insemination (IUI)]
    • No member cost share for services covered under the cap
  • Normal cost share applied for basic treatment of infertility
    • Includes diagnostic testing to determine underlying cause
  • Coverage available at in-network and out-of-network providers to ensure provider access
  • Infertility diagnosis no longer required for services
  • Treatment offered to full-time and part-time employees

Moda Plans

  • Moda will be moving their pharmacy benefit managers to Navitus Health Solutions starting 1/1/22.
    • All Moda Health Medical members will receive a new ID card with the below information to share with their pharmacies.
      • Bin: 610602
      • PCN: NVT
      • Rx Group: PEBB
  • Walgreens will be an in-network pharmacy and CVS will be an out-of-network pharmacy. Members impacted by a pharmacy network change will be sent a letter in November with suggestions for in-network pharmacies and instructions how to search for in-network pharmacies.
  • Members impacted by a formulary change will be sent a letter about the change in November.The letter will provider different alternatives and details.
  • Members with a current pharmacy prior authorization on file will not need to seek a new prior authorization.
  • Costco will be an in-network mail order pharmacy in addition to Postal Prescription Services (PPS).
  • Pharmacy claims history
    • If members would like to access to their pharmacy claims history after 1/1/2022, they must log in to their Member Dashboard before 12/31/21. Prescription claims history may be needed to request reimbursement from their health savings account or flexible spending account, or for tax purposes.
    • Instructions to do so: They will need to select the Pharmacy tab on the top of the screen and click the MedImpact member portal link in the Resources box. By clicking the link to the MedImpact history, the system will then save their prescription history.
  • Moda Health medical plans will no longer have the thousand-dollar limit that previously existed for Spinal manipulation Chiropractic and Acupuncture services.
    • Spinal manipulation will have a 20-visit limit
    • Acupuncture will have a 12-visit limit
    • Massage Therapy will still be subject to the $1,000 benefit maximum
  • Moda Health is expanding their current PEBB infertility services to include the Assistance Reproductive Technology Services (ARTs).
    • These ART services will be covered at 100% up to the benefit maximum of $35,000 for both in and out-of-network providers. This means all medical and pharmacy related expenses to ART services would be covered at 100% up to the benefit maximum of $35,000.
    • Services include the following:
      • IVF – In-vitro Fertilization
      • ZIFT – Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer
      • GIFT – Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer
      • PGSD – Pre-implementation Genetic Diagnosis
      • ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Genetic Diagnosis
      • Ovum microsurgery
      • Artificial insemination (including IUI)
  • Gender Confirming Facial Surgery (Male to Female; Female to Male) will now be covered at a preferred provider.
  • Moda Health is adding Dental Integration to their Moda 360 program. This means if a member is enrolled in Moda Health and Delta Dental, they will be connected to a Moda 360 Health Navigator anytime they call. The Health Navigator will help dental members navigate billing issues, connect with providers, including those participating in Health through Oral Wellness®, and guide them to appropriate resources.
  • Other changes
    • Moda 360 enhancements, including access to a digital musculoskeletal program
    • Aligning certain pharmacy copays to encourage biosimilar drug usage
    • Adding coordinated specialty behavioral health programs to better address:
      • Member needs, and
      • Social determinants of health
  • Phone numbers on the ID cards will also be changing for members with medical and dental:
    • Dental members with a Moda medical plan: 833-681-2117
    • Dental only members: 844-827-7100 (current dental phone number)

Kaiser Plans

  • Physician referred Alternative Care benefits discontinued effective Jan. 1, 2022
    • Updated alternative care co-pays and visits – Deductible and Traditional plans differ (see Summary of Benefits for greater detail)
      • Naturopath
      • Spinal manipulation
      • Acupuncture
      • Massage
  • Deductible Plan Changes ($250 deductible incentive plan or the $350 deductible plan)
    • Naturopath: copay equal to office visit ($5). Remove the annual dollar limit.
    • Chiropractic: $10 copay with 20 visit annual limit. Remove the annual dollar limit.
    • Acupuncture: $10 copay with 12 visit annual limit. Remove the annual dollar limit.
    • Massage: $25 copay with 12 visit annual limit. Remove the annual dollar limit.
  • HMO Plan (Full time Traditional HMO and $100 deductible)
    • Naturopath: copay equal to office visit ($5). Remove the annual dollar limit.
    • Chiropractic: $10 copay with 20 visit annual limit. Remove annual dollar limit.
    • Acupuncture: $10 copay with 12 visit annual limit. Remove the annual dollar limit.
  • Deductible Plan (Part Time $250 / $350 deductible)
    • Naturopath: copay equal to office visit ($30). Remove the annual dollar amount.
    • Chiropractic: $10 copay with 20 visit annual limit. Remove the annual dollar limit.
    • Acupuncture: $10 copay with 12 visit annual limit. Remove the annual dollar limit.
    • Massage: $25 copay with 12 visit annual limit. Remove the annual dollar limit.
  • HMO Plan (Part Time Traditional HMO and $100 deductible)
    • Naturopath: copay equal to office visit ($30), no annual limit.

Providence Plans

  • Facial feminization surgery coverage for Male to Female gender reassignment.
  • Other changes
    • Providing wig coverage for drug-induced Alopecia
    • Removing exclusion for neurofeedback within the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) benefit
    • Eliminating visit limitation for pain management under outpatient services

Providence Choice Plan: Alternative care can no longer have dollar limits on benefits. The benefit will now be:

  • Spinal manipulation = 20 visit yearly limit.
  • Acupuncture = 12 visit yearly limit
  • Massage therapy = $1,000 benefit max per year

Dental Plans

Willamette Dental

Waiving 2022 office visit copays to encourage members back for cleanings and maintenance work.

Delta Dental: No 2022 benefit changes.

Kaiser Permanente Dental: No 2022 benefit changes

Vision Plans

VSP

Adding vision therapy coverage:

  • Up to $85 for sensorimotor exam annually
  • Up to $750 for orthoptic and/or pleoptic training (therapy session) annually

Optional Plans

  • No 2022 benefit changes.

Opt-Out or Decline? There is a difference

  • Opt-out is a choice that results in PEBB membership. Employees that have other qualifying medical coverage can elect to opt-out of the PEBB medical enrollment and receive a cash payment in their monthly payroll checks.  Employee’s MUST attest that all tax dependents have minimal essential health insurance coverage in order to qualify. To continue to opt out of medical benefits in 2022 you must:
    • Complete open enrollment between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2021.
    • Attest that you still have other group (employer) coverage to receive the opt out incentive. If you don’t complete open enrollment you will remain without medical coverage and lose your monthly incentive.
  • Opt out is allowed for medical only and employees must attest to having other employer group coverage to be eligible. This means all current enrolled opt out employees need to complete open enrollment to attest regarding other coverage. If employees who have opted out previously do not attest, they will be removed from opt-out cash back and will be defaulted into a medical plan.
  • Decline is that an employee didn’t take an action to enroll in any PEBB option (including the opt-out cash payment option). You are not a PEBB member and receive no PEBB benefits.

Part-time Faculty Benefits

New this fall, related to SB 551, actively working part-time faculty working at least half-time at a single public institution of higher education or in aggregate at multiple public institutions of higher education in Oregon (Public Community College or University) during at least three of the four previous academic terms may be eligible for employee only, medical only insurance coverage.  Please note current members and dependents in PEBB/OEBB plans are not eligible for this coverage. For more details regarding eligibility please visit the website here.

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Help Sessions

The Employee Benefits Team will be providing in person help sessions during open enrollment. If there are changing conditions with COVID restrictions we will move them to virtual sessions and will provide more information/updates.

Corvallis Campus: Cascade 118

  • 10/5 – 3 pm to 5 pm
  • 10/11 - 11 am to 1 pm
  • 10/28 – 11 am to 1 pm

Newport:

  • 10/26 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm including an Open Enrollment presentation and a help session, location TBD. Please contact Shannon Reed with location questions at Shannon.Reed@oregonstate.edu.

Bend:

  • 10/14 - 9am to 2 pm Bend presentation and help session, location TBD. Please contact Stefanie Maerki with location questions at Stefanie.Maerki@osucascades.edu.

Portland:

  • 10/5 – 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – presentation and question and answer session through zoom. Join at this link. Password: 830891.

Resources

Have questions or need assistance in completing the Open Enrollment? Contact employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-2805 to set up an appointment time for individual assistance.

Dependent Eligibility (required)

PEBB will request verification of eligibility for dependents added during Open Enrollment and throughout 2022 for qualifying Midyear Changes (birth, marriage, etc.).

What does this mean? If you add dependents during Open Enrollment or through a Midyear Change Form during 2022, PEBB will send you a packet of information. PEBB will ask you to confirm that each of your dependents are eligible. To complete the process, you will simply:

  • Make copies of requested proof.
  • Mail, fax, or email the above to the PEBB Dependent Eligibility team. (NOTE: Email is not a secure method for sending documents.)

Read more about dependent eligibility on the Oregon Health Authority website. Make sure you have everything you need. Don't send anything now, wait until you receive your letter from PEBB later this year. NOTE: If you do not respond to PEBB's letter, PEBB will remove the dependents added to your coverage.

Children Turning 26

  • Coverage for adult children will terminate at the end of the month the child turns age 26. (This PEBB change was effective as of January 1, 2019).
  • PEBB completes the removal process for the overaged children. No action is needed by the Employee during open enrollment, or during the birthday month.
  • PEBB’s COBRA administrator Benefit Help Solutions (BHS) will send a COBRA packet to the child losing the PEBB coverage. The COBRA packet is mailed to the address listed in the PEBB system for child.

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Password Security Requirements

During Open Enrollment in 2020 PEBB established new password security requirements for logging into complete Open Enrollment.  Employees will want to read the requirements when prompted to re-set their password. Some tips include:

  • Your password must be 10-15 characters long.
  • The username and password must be different.
  • The password must contain both and uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • The password cannot end in Y.
  • You can use numbers 0-9.
  • Only some select special characters are allowed.
  • You cannot use a password that was one of your last four passwords.
  • The username must be 6-30 characters (you do not have to change the username unless you want to).

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2022 Videos & Calculators & How/Where to Enroll

PEBB TOOLS

Calculators: Employee Premium Share (employee cost) & Benefits Plan Comparisons

  • Employee Premium Share - (monthly employee cost for health insurance premiums)
    • Select "University Employee"
    • Select Full-time Calculator for Unclassified (.50 to 1.0 FTE) and Classified (.75 – 1.0 FTE) employees
    • Select Part-time Calculator for Part-time Classified (.50 - .74 FTE) employees

Benefit Plan Comparisons – Compare plan coverages to help you decide which plan meets the needs of you and your family.

HEM Health Assessment Completion (Sept 1 – Oct 31, 2021)

If you wish to newly enroll in the HEM this year you will need to complete the online health assessment between September 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021.

For more information on the PEBB Health Engagement Model visit the website.

  • You must complete the online HEM Health Assessment under your current medical plan.
  • PEBB Statewide, Providence Choice
    • Log into myProvidence 
    • Look for the Personal Health Assessment
    • Printable Instructions
    • For assistance with access to your myProvidence website, call Providence customer service at: 1-877-569-7768, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Moda Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
    • Log into Kaiser Permanente
    • Look for the Total Health Assessment
    • Printable Instructions
    • For assistance with you Total Health Assessment, contact Kaiser HealthWorks Member Support at 1-866-300-9867, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email rewardscustomerservice@kp.org
    • Kaiser has no way to print at the end. You will need to take a screenshot to save your Completion Certificate.

Special Situations:

  • For new and newly benefit eligible employees that are hired and/or become benefits eligible between September 1st and September 30th 2021, you will need to call PEBB at 1-503-373-1102 or Employee Benefits at 541-737-2805 to get an access code to allow you to complete the HEM Health Assessment. You must first complete the initial new hire/newly eligible enrollment process before calling to get the HEM access code. You will complete the HEM under the “myProvidence” account regardless of the health insurance plan you elect. 
  • Employees that opted out of health insurance during the 2021 plan year and are enrolling in health insurance during Open Enrollment will also need to call PEBB or Employee Benefits for an access code to complete the HEM Health Assessment. Call PEBB at 503-373-1102 or Employee Benefits at 541-737-2805 for the access code after completing the Open Enrollment process.
  • New Employee Last Year: If you were issued a special access code to complete last year’s HEM assessment you must create a new user account this year using your Providence ID number, MODA ID number, or your Kaiser ID number.  If you were a new employee in 2019 you may also need to complete this process since last year’s Open Enrollment processes were optional.  If you are a new employee that started in October of 2021 with a benefits coverage effective date of November 1, 2021, you cannot participate in the HEM.  You must have active benefits during October of 2021 to complete the HEM.  PEBB will also hold you harmless and will not increase your deductible.  You can still complete Open Enrollment and make plan selections for 2022.  This may require a paper form if you do not have an active PEBB number yet.

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2022 Medical Home Plan - Providence Choice

Remember to register your Medical Home with the Plan before you and any enrolled family members incur medical expenses in 2022.

To receive Medical Home level of benefits, you must choose a medical home within the plan network and notify Providence of your choice before accessing services. 

If you wish to keep your Medical Home the same you do not need to call and re-designate it.  It will remain the same.

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Classified Employees - Low Cost Plan Change in 2022

The typical cost share for core health benefits at OSU is a 95/5 split with OSU paying ninety-five percent (95%) and the employee paying five percent (5%).  Where an employee has the opportunity to choose between two (2) medical plans and the employee enrolls in the least expensive PEBB medical plan available to them, OSU contributes ninety-seven percent (97%) to the cost of premiums for the coverage and the employee contributes three percent (3%).

For the past few years Providence Choice was consistently the lowest cost plan in most areas in Oregon.  In the new benefit year beginning January 1, 2022, the new contracted rates established with the PEBB medical carriers resulted in Kaiser and Moda having lower rates.  This means that in many situations the lowest cost plan in the county in which you live or work will be the Kaiser or Moda medical plans.  This is not something OSU or PEBB controls.  Rates are set through the contracting process with the carriers by the PEBB Board.

What this means for you: If you want to remain in the Providence Choice plan your cost share may increase to the standard 5%. 

This may be important information from you to consider when you complete the Open Enrollment Process in October and make your plan choices.  Employees may use the PEBB payroll deduction estimator to learn more about the lowest cost plan in the county in which they live or work.  

If you have questions about the lowest cost plan in your area, please contact PEBB at inquiries.pebb@dhsoha.state.or.us or 1-503-373-1102

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2022 PCP 360 Plan – MODA Health

  • Members must choose and use a PCP 360 for each covered individual for in-network primary care services.
  • Members who already have a PCP 360 selected do not have to re-select a PCP 360 unless they would like to change who they see for primary care services.
  • To search for PCP 360 providers, visit: modahealth.com/PEBB and use Moda’s online Directory Find Care –  Here
    • Click "Find Care" to search for a provider by location, gender or language spoken. When you search, be sure to choose your network (Synergy) and select "PCP 360" from the "Provider type" menu. For assistance in finding a PCP 360, call toll-free at 844-776-1593, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. TTY users, please call 711.
  • Members can select their PCP 360 in their Member Dashboard (myModa) or by calling Moda at 1-844-776-1593, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. TTY users, please call 711.

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2022 Health & Wellness Programs

To learn more about these Health and Wellness programs available to you as a PEBB employee visit this page.

  • Healthy Team, Healthy You: Is an individual or team-based wellness program and is available at no cost to employees and dependents age 18+.  Participation is voluntary and activities are completed on “non-work” time.
  • WW Weight Watchers - A program to help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health.  Available to employee, spouse/domestic partners, and dependents ages 10 or older.
  • Quit For Life:  programs to assist you in quitting tobacco use.
  • OMADA: Diabetes prevention and management programs
  • Beyond Benefits EAP: OSU also has a new Employee Assistance Program called Beyond Benefits EAP.  Beyond Benefits provides resources across life events and seeks to provide impactful, holistic, no-cost solutions at the right time. Areas of focus include family needs, financial needs, mental/ emotional support needs and legal needs. Beyond Benefits consultants are available to create personalized action plans related to individual employee needs. Find out more information on the OSU Employee Benefits Website.

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Exemptions from the HEM Health Assessment

An EXEMPTION from the HEM Health Assessment can be requested if:

  • Member identifies as Transgender (the health assessment does not take into account the needs of the member).
  • Member is enrolled in Hospice or extended hospital stays preventing them from completing their HEM action requirements
  • Member is out of the country from their plan year coverage effective date and their HEM action requirements.
  • Medical condition(s) that would not allow an individual to complete the health assessment and/or the health activities
  • Exemption Form

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Health Engagement Model (HEM)

  • Health Engagement Model (HEM) PARTICIPATION in the 2022 HEM program:
    • Enroll in the HEM program during Open Enrollment, October 1 – October 31, 2021.
    • Complete of the online HEM health assessment between September 1 and October 31, 2021.  You MUST complete the online health assessment.
    • An Exemption form the Health Assessment may be claimed in certain circumstances, see Exemptions from the HEM Health Assessment.
  • Complete two health related activities during 2022
    • Health Activities are individualized and may include getting a physical, going to the dentist, starting and/or continuing an exercise program, walking at lunch time, and eating more fruits and vegetables.
    • For employees that use tobacco, one activity will involve trying to quit.
    • For employees that are overweight, one activity will involve trying to lose weight.
    • Health Actions FAQs
    • Employees will attest to completing the requirements during Open Enrollment in 2022 (to be eligible to participate in 2023).
  • Newly eligible employees hired in October, November and December 2021, and during plan year 2022, are not eligible for HEM participation. They will not receive a monthly incentive and are only allowed to enroll in the standard annual deductible medical plans. New hires from September 2021 who did not enroll until October with coverage effective November 1st also are not eligible for the HEM.
  • Plan early to complete your Health Assessment. You may need to have your password reset which can take time. For example, Kaiser Permanente may require 10 business days to reset your password.

Please Note: The HEM credit shows on OSU earn statements as -17.50 (a credit to the employee).

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Effective Dates, Verification of Changes and Corrections to Enrollments

WHEN are Changes Effective – Changes made during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2022, except for policies and/or amounts that require the approval of underwriters (life/ long-term care).

VERIFY that Changes Have Been Processed – Review your Earnings Statement to confirm that your enrollments and deductions are correct.

  • December 2021 Earnings Statement will reflect changes to Medical, Dental, HEM financial incentive, Life, Accidental Death, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, and Long-term Care. For policies that require approval of an underwriter the change will be on the Earnings Statement the month following approval (life/long-term care).
  • January 2022 Earnings Statement will reflect enrollment in the Flexible Spending Account(s) for 2022.

CORRECTIONS to Enrollments

  • If there is an error on your Earnings Statement contact Employee Benefits immediately at 541-737-2805 or send an email to employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu.
  • The Open Enrollment Corrections period ends February 28, 2022.
  • The deadline for FSA corrections/changes is December 10, 2021. If you did not complete Open Enrollment, then you are not eligible to enroll in or make corrections to a FSA.
  • The deadline for submitting affidavits for newly added individuals by affidavit is 11/7/21
    • Forms for Corrections are located here. Search for Open Enrollment and Corrections Form.

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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Are you planning to enroll or re-enroll in an FSA for 2022?

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are a way use pre-tax dollars to reimburse yourself for qualified health care, dependent care and commuting/parking expenses. If you want to enroll or re-enroll in an FSA for 2022, you will need to indicate this in the PEBB open enrollment process during October. You can learn more about FSAs here.

  • All current FSA accounts will end on December 31, 2021. Remember that this money does not roll over into the next benefit year. You forfeit any funds that you do not use by the end of the grace period end date of March 15, 2022. The deadline for claiming any valid expenses is March 31, 2022.  Employees can find a list of eligible FSA expenses here. This link takes you to a list with four separate tabs organized by FSA type including health care, dependent care, parking and transit.

Make sure you have selected the correct duration for your employment type:

  • Academic Year Employees 9 month – Salaried
    • Select a 10 month FSA
    • Select Jul and Aug as the months in which you don’t have a paycheck.
  • Academic Year Employees 9 month – Salaried on deferred pay (9 over 12)
    • Select a 12 month FSA
  • Academic Year Employees 9 month – Hourly
    • If your position will be on summer leave 06.16.2022 - 09.15.2022 then select a 9 month FSA.
  • 12 month Employees – Salaried and Hourly
    • Select a 12 month FSA
  • Do you have split appointments: Academic Year 9 month 50% FTE and 12 month 50% FTE?
    • Select a 12 month FSA

If you need to change your duration you still have time to log onto www.pebbenroll.com and change your duration.

If you don’t see your appointment type listed or if you have questions about what duration to select please contact us at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu

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Employee Virtual Benefits Fairs

Employees have the opportunity this year to participate in two virtual benefit fair options during the month of October to learn more about their benefits. We are excited to share about these unique options to engage with benefits information and resources and hope that you take advantage of them as you make your open enrollment decisions. 

  1. The Universities are hosting a benefits fair with vendors from our retirement programs, PEBB plans and health and wellness programs.This will take place October 5-14, 2021.There will be live webinars, door prizes and ways to connect with vendors to ask individual questions. The vendors participating are listed below. The link for this option is located here: https://beav.es/benefitsfair2021
  2. PEBB will also be hosting a virtual benefits fair this year.It will take place the entire month of October. This virtual fair will include pre-recorded/on-demand webinars from PEBB vendors, door prizes and live chat options on Wednesdays in October from 10 am to 2 pm. The PEBB Benefits Fair will become live on October 1, 2021. Participants include: Providence, Moda, Kaiser, VSP, Willamette Dental, The Standard, Web MD/Stay Well, WW, ASI Flex, Beyond Benefits EAP, Cascade EAP, Canary Health and Alex.The link to this fair is here: https://PEBB.6connex.us/event/BenefitsFair

The difference between these two options is that the University fair will also include retirement program representatives and benefit programs unique to OSU (that are not connected with PEBB plans) as well as information from the general PEBB vendors.  Some of the content will be similar. 

University Benefits Fair Vendors:

  • Providence – PEBB Statewide & Providence Choice Plans
  • Providence Life Balance Program
  • Kaiser HMO & Kaiser Dental
  • Moda Health Insurance and Delta Dental
  • VSP (vision plan)
  • Willamette Dental
  • PERS Health Insurance
  • Beyond Benefits – EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Weight Watchers
  • Healthy Team, Healthy U
  • Standard Insurance (Life, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, and MEDEX Travel Assist)
  • ASI Flex

Pension Plan & Voluntary Retirement Providers:

  • Optional Retirement Plan (OPURP)
  • Fidelity
  • TIAA
  • PERS
  • Oregon Savings Growth Plan (OSGP)

Social Security & Medicare:

  • Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA)

Other Benefit Fair Attendees:

  • SAVI – Student Loan Forgiveness
  • OSURA
  • Faculty/Staff Fitness
  • Family Resource Center
  • Office of Work-Life
  • Care.com
  • Graduate Health Programs
  • Protected Leave Programs
  • AHP Home Mortgage Program

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Open Enrollment Webinars/Topics

Register/access recordings for PEBB Webinars here.

Find more webinars from PERS and other vendors at the Virtual Benefits Fair Webinar page.

Medicare 101 presentation - SHIBA

  • Date: October 7, 2021, from 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Access the recording here
  • Description:
    • Medicare 101 – New to Medicare? Join this session as a SHIBA -Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance representative explains the basics of Medicare.  This session will help you to:
      • Understand coverage provided by basic Medicare
        (parts A and B)
      • Recognize critical deadlines
      • Understand actions to take to avoid penalties
      • Understand the choices and trade-offs for
        supplemental insurance (Medigap plans and
        Advantage Plans) – includes details on PERS plans
      • Understand prescription drug coverage with
        Medicare
      • Understand when you can and cannot make changes

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Flu Clinics

Newport:

  • OSU employees in the Newport area can access a flu shot clinic on October 15th, 2021 from 9 am to 12 noon at Hatfield Marine Science Center. 
  • For more information, please contact Shannon Reed at Shannon.Reed@oregonstate.edu.

Bend:

  • Cascades campus in Bend is coordinating with Deschutes County to host Flu Shot clinics in October. More information is pending in the next few weeks. 
  • Please contact Stefanie Maerki with questions at stefanie.maerki@osucascades.edu.

Corvallis:

  • OSU faculty, staff and students, please save the date for OSU Flu Shot Clinics at the Corvallis campus October 1 and 19, 2021!
  • They will be held at the MU Ballroom 2501 SW Jefferson Way Corvallis, OR 97331
  • Employees can sign up for an appointment time at the Kroger website beginning September 17, 2021: https://www.krogerhealth.com/services/covid/vaccinations
  • Once on the website select Flu Vaccine as the vaccine type
  • Type in the zip code 97331
  • Pick OSU Faculty, Staff and Students Flu Clinic as the location site with our MU Ballroom address: 2501 SW Jefferson Way Corvallis, OR 97331
  • Pick the date and time you prefer.
  • Time slots will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If more slots are needed, they will be opened after these are filled.
  • Additional information will be requested.  Complete the requested questions and consent form and submit.
  • An e-mail confirmation will be generated.
  • If employees need to cancel or reschedule their appointments, they can do so through links in the e-mail confirmation. 
  • The clinic is for employees and dependents.  The dependents must be at least age 3 to receive a flu shot this year.  The age is lower than last year based on new rules related to the pandemic.
  • Employees must schedule a separate appointment for each person attending the clinic.
  • Employees must need to enter their pharmacy benefit insurance information. The portal is normally designed for clinics all over the state may indicate optional on this section, but it is required for the OSU clinic.  This is required and goes directly into Kroger’s system for billing at the clinic.
  • Employees need to bring their insurance card to the clinic as well.
  • The last day to schedule for the 10/1/21 clinic will be 9/27/21.
  • The last day to schedule for the 10/19/21 clinic will be 10/13/21.

PEBB health plan members do not wish to attend these clinics but are interested in a Flu Shot can also consider these options:

Employees/Students with Kaiser Insurance: Kaiser is now allowing PEBB members to receive a flu shot at the following retail pharmacies at zero cost share, October 1 through March 31, 2022.  Employees with Kaiser coverage should be prepared to provide their Kaiser Permanente Id Number/card and ID Card (e.g. driver license or employee badge) if they decide to schedule a flu shot at these locations.

  • Albertsons
  • Costco
  • CVS Health
  • Fred Meyer and QFC
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Save-On
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Kaiser members have these additional options this year as well:

  • Starting September 7, Kaiser Permanente medical offices and some dental offices began offering flu shots to members who are scheduled to get care for another reason.
  • Members can go to kp.org/flu to schedule a flu shot appointment at a KPNW vaccination center this year.

Moda Health
PEBB members enrolled in Moda Health medical plans can visit any in-network pharmacy to receive a flu shot at no cost. Use Moda's Find Care tool to discover an in-network pharmacy near you or call your Moda 360 health navigator at 1-844-776-1594.

Providence Health Plan
PEBB members enrolled in Providence medical plans can visit any in-network pharmacy to receive a flu shot at no cost.

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