An Overview of 2021 Benefit Changes
There are no changes to the rest of your benefit plans and only minimal changes in your contributions for medical and dental as shown in your Employee Benefit Guide.
Your Employee Benefit Guide and this web page provides general information as an overview. If there is any discrepancy between the insurance carrier's certificate of coverage or summary plan description and this web page or Benefit Guide, the insurance plan documents will prevail. If you have any questions, contact Human Resources.
Blue Cross Blue Shield MN
ABC Corporation offers three medical plan options for full-time employees. All options provide high-qualify, affordable medical care, including preventive care, doctor's visits, hospitalization, and emergency care. However, each plan has unique characteristics and advantages. The plans are offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Refer to your Employee Benefits Guide or the BCBS Plan Summaries for additional coverage information.
Delta Dental Plan
Delta Dental has the largest dental provider network in Minnesota and the United States. The dental plan utilizes two Delta Dental network options and provides you with the freedom to see any dentist you choose.
EyeMed provides coverage for prescription glasses and contact lenses, as well as other vision related items.
How the Plan Works
EyeMed's Insight network offers access to a large variety of providers. Using an in-network provider increases your discounts for services. This plan provides coverage for materials and hardware only. Coverage for vision exams are provided as preventive service through your medical plan.
ABC Corporation provides full-time, eligible employees with basic term life and accidental death and dismember (AD&D) coverage at no cost to you.
The life benefit is payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death equal to 1x annual base salary. AD&D benefits are payable to you in the event of a dismemberment or an additional benefit is payable to your beneficiary if your death is the result of an accident.
Who is Your Beneficiary? Naming a beneficiary is a crucial part of electing life insurance. Also, don't forget to update your primary or secondary beneficiary if you experience a life event, such as a divorce or birth of a child.
Flexible Spending Accounts
The Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses. By contributing to one or both of the Flexible Spending Accounts, you reduce your taxable income, so you pay less in taxes -- which saves you money.
The election you make during enrollment is your election for the entire plan year. You may change it only if you have a qualifying life event and the change request must be consistent with the event.
You may contribute as follows:
Health Care FSA
Dependent Care FSA
How the Plan Works
You must incur your eligible expenses during the plan year -- January 1 to December 31. An expense is considered to be incurred when the service is performed, not when you are billed or pay for the service. You do, however, have until March 31st annually to file your claims. Any funds remaining unclaimed after March 31 will be forfeited.