Welcome

Helping you and your family reach and maintain good health is very important to Askar Brands. We are pleased to offer a selection of benefits designed with your health and financial wellbeing in mind. We review our benefit programs each year to ensure we consider the best combination of benefit coverage, network access and affordability for employees. Annual open enrollment is your opportunity to learn about the 2022-23 Benefits Program, review your current coverage and choose the best options for you and your family.


NEW Online Enrollment Experience:

  • You will complete your open enrollment elections this year online through Ease at askar.ease.com
  • Your login credentials will be included in the Login Guide you have received from your Benefits Administrator.
  • Follow the instructions included in your Login Guide and you can access additional Ease help guides in the How to Enroll section below.
  • Your online enrollment must be completed by 5:00 pm ET on July 15th, 2022 (even if you are waiving coverage or do not wish to make any changes).


Open Enrollment Action Items:

  • Attend one of the Education Sessions to learn more about your benefits program and changes for 2022-23.
  • View your employee benefits materials in the Benefits Overview section for all of your benefits program details.
  • Follow the instructions in the How to Enroll section to complete your online enrollment.
  • Watch the Educational Videos and view the Additional Resources to learn more about your benefits program.


Education Sessions:


Benefits Overview

Askar Brands remains committed to providing a competitive, cost-effective benefit program. We are implementing some changes and additions for the 2022-23 plan year, which we hope will be positively received by you and your families. Below are highlights of changes that will become effective on August 1, 2022. Please review your 2022-23 Open Enrollment Employee Benefits Materials for information on all of your benefits.


2022-23 Benefits Program Updates:

  • Our Medical/Rx insurance carrier will continue to be Blue Care Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
  • You have FOUR medical plan options to choose from: SB PPO 1500, POS 1000, POS 3000, and POS 6900
  • Health Equity will continue to be our HSA administrator.
  • Unum will continue to be our Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance carrier.

How to Enroll

Enrollment Guide at a Glance

Enrollment Guide at a Glance

Action Required:

  1. Log in to askar.ease.com per the instructions you have received from HR and enroll for 2022-23.
  2. Your current elections WILL NOT carry forward to 2022-23 if you don't make a new election.
  3. You must make an active election, even if you're waiving coverage or not making any changes, no later than July 15th at 5:00 p.m. ET.



Remember, this is the only time during the year that you can enroll in coverage or change your benefit elections, unless you have a qualifying event during the year. You have 30 days from the qualifying event date to notify your Benefits Administrator to make the changes. Common life events are marriage, divorce, birth, adoption, and loss in coverage.

Educational Videos

Medical Plans Overview

HMO/POS/PPO

Medical Plans Overview

HMO/POS/PPO

HSA (Health Savings Account)

HSA (Health Savings Account)

Preventive Care

Preventive Care

Benefit Terms Explained

Benefit Terms Explained

How to Read An Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

How to Read An Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

What is Balance Billing?

What is Balance Billing?

Contact Us

As you consider your benefit options, please be sure to review all available information: Employee Benefits Guide, Intranet, and other videos and flyers found on this webpage. If you don't understand your benefits or need any assistance, please contact your Benefits Administrator, Brenda Briggs.

Client Contacts

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Brenda Briggs

bbriggs@askarmanagementgroup.com