Reminder: New Benefit Year Deductions in Effect as of July 1

Posted on June 27, 2018

As of July 1, benefit selections for the 2018-2019 benefit year have gone into effect.

Employees are encouraged to check their Friday, July 6, paystub to ensure all benefit selections and other deductions are correct. Paystubs can be accessed through the Self-Service Banner in DORI and benefit information through bswift.

Errors must be reported to the benefits office immediately in writing or via email. Corrections will not be accepted after Friday, July 20.

Important reminders:

  • Medical insurance cards are available online for viewing and printing.
  • New medical and prescription cards will be mailed to all employees enrolled in a medical or prescription plan during the 2018-2019 plan year.
  • The Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account year is a 14-month period from July 1, 2018, to Sept. 15, 2019.
  • CVS Caremark provides prescription drug coverage for Cigna OAP and UPMC EPO members. High Deductible Health Plan participants can use their medical insurance card for prescriptions.
  • Many University vendors have apps that can be downloaded to help better manage benefits while on the go.
  • Purchased vacation days will not appear in leave balance until July 20.
  • Customer service numbers, links to vendor websites and plan group numbers can be found on the benefits office website.

For additional information, email or call the benefits office at 412.396.5106.

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