April 2013
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News from the Office of Human Resources...
By Cherise Rhyns, manager, HR Communications
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Benefits Open Enrollment — EVERYONE MUST ENROLL

All benefits eligible faculty and staff must re-enroll to participate in the Howard University Healthcare Program. New federal regulations mandate that all benefits eligible employees must have medical coverage. If you have medical insurance external to one of the University’s plans, you may opt out by providing proof of coverage to the Department of Benefits and Pension Administration. 

  • The enrollment of current employees will roll over unless they elect to change their plan.
  • If you are a current employee and are not participating in the medical coverage, you will be enrolled in the Cigna In-Network (OAP-IN) plan automatically as of 7/1/2013.
  • If you are a new hire and fail to make an election within 30 days of your date of hire, you will be automatically enrolled in the Cigna In-Network (OAP-IN) plan.
  • Employees may opt-out of the healthcare program upon submitting proof of coverage to the Benefits Office.

New Healthcare Premium Incentive Rewards Program

Coverage rates are increasing, but there is a way to keep the same rate you currently pay!  Faculty and staff who complete all three of the following activities by June 1, 2013 will be able to keep their current medical insurance rates for the 2013-2014 plan year:

  • Annual Physical Exam
    • If you’ve already received an exam between 1/1/2012 – 4/1/2013, please have your physician acknowledge via this form. 
  • Biometric Screening
    • Screenings will be held on campus throughout the month of May. Please see the schedule below

Open Enrollment – Biometric Screenings
(All events are from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

May 6, 2013
Howard University
Service Center
2244 10th Street, NW
Campus Police Training Room – 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20059

May 8, 2013
Howard University Hospital
Office of Human Resources
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Room 2038 A
Washington, DC 20059

May 10, 2013
Howard University
Howard Center
2225 Georgia Avenue, NW
The Vashon Room – Suite 328
Washington, DC 20059

May 14, 2013
Howard University Hospital
Office of Human Resources
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Room 2038 A
Washington, DC 20059

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