FEV is committed to providing a competitive, cost-effective benefit program. We are implementing some changes and additions for the 2021-22 plan year, which we hope will be positively received by you and your families. Below are highlights of changes that will become effective on December 1, 2021.
• Medical/Rx Insurance will remain with BCBSM/BCN
• High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account Option Available
• New Dental Carrier (Metlife) - Orthodontia coverage now directly through dental plan
• Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity Insurance now available thru UNUM
• No changes in Voluntary Life or Disability options
• New Employee Advocacy Service to help with your benefit questions throughout the year
If you were unable to join one of the live webinars, or have additional questions, please review the Open Enrollment Resources below.
BCBSM and BCN will continue to be our medical provider for the 2021-22 plan year.
You have three medical plan options, detailed benefit summaries for each can be found below:
Keep in mind, the HMO plan has a Standard plan design and Enhanced plan design. To receive the Enhanced plan design, you must complete the following in the first 90 days of your benefits start date:
• Take a health assessment by logging in to your member account on bcbsm.com or using Blue Cross mobile app
• See your doctor for a Blue Care Network Qualification Form visit, and have him or her electronically submit your qualification form
Our dental plan provides comprehensive coverage to help you and your family maintain good dental health. Providers are part of the BCBSM network, or you may see an out-of-network dentist of your choice. Be aware if you go out-of-network, your costs will be higher.
Review your coverage details in your Benefit Guide.
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We offer vision coverage through BCBSM to help pay for eye exams, prescription glasses and contact lenses. You receive a higher level of benefits when you see a provider in the BCBSM Network. Review your coverage details in your Benefit Guide.
We provide all team members with Basic & Voluntary Life/AD&D coverage as well as Short- and Long-Term Disability through UNUM.
Employees working 30 or more hours per week are eligible for twice your salary, to a maximum of $200,000, in coverage payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death. An additional accidental death & dismemberment benefit (AD&D) is payable to you in the event of a covered dismemberment or to your beneficiary if your death is the result of an accident.
A sudden accident or death can leave you or your loved ones in a vulnerable position. Employees have the opportunity to enroll in Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance which will supplement lost income in the event of an accident or death. If you choose to enroll in employee coverage, this will be in addition to your employer provided Basic Life coverage.
Who's 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.
Short Term Disability
Everyday illnesses or injuries can interfere with your ability to work. Even a few weeks away from work can make it difficult to manage household costs. Short Term Disability coverage provides financial protection for you by paying a portion of your income, so you can focus on getting better and worry less about keeping up with your bills. Your coverage through UNUM pays 60%of your income to a maximum of $1,846 per week.
Long Term Disability
Serious illnesses or accidents can interrupt your life, and your ability to work for months – even years. Long Term Disability provides financial protection for you by paying a portion of your income, so you have financial support to manage your disability and your household. Benefits begin after a 180 day elimination period are are equal to 60%of covered monthly earnings up to $8,000 for full-time employees.
Please consult your Employee Benefits Guide for additional details.