The benefits open enrollment season has begun and employees who wish to learn more about Duquesne’s health plans, flexible spending accounts and new vision plans before making their final selections are encouraged to register for an upcoming information session.
The University offers a variety of events and resources to help employees make informed decisions for the upcoming benefit year according to Donna Steed, assistant director of human resources-benefits.
“The Benefits Fair was a great way for employees to see everything available to them,” said Steed. “However, the information sessions will provide employees insight into the available packages to help them determine the best options for themselves and their families.”
The deadline for enrollment is midnight on Monday, May 20.
For plan details and price tags, the Benefits Overview booklet is available online via the benefits office website. Employees can register for the information sessions listed below or contact the benefits office for more information at 412.396.5106.
- High Deductible Health Plan and Health Savings Account
Monday, April 29, at noon and Thursday, May 2, at 9 a.m.
This session is designed as an overview of the high-deductible health plan and health savings account. It will provide a thorough explanation of the high-deductible health plan and health savings account, Cigna member resources, preventive care and FAQs.
- CIGNA OAP (Open Access Plan)
Wednesday, April 24, at 9 a.m., and Thursday, May 2, at noon
Learn more about the Cigna OAP (Open Access Plan) medical plans. Topics include plan review, an overview of Cigna member resources, preventive care and FAQs.
- UPMC EPO
Thursday, April 25, at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, May 7, at noon
This course will provide employees with an opportunity to learn more about the UPMC medical plan. Topics include plan review, overview of the UPMC member website, preventive care and FAQs.
- Flexible Spending Accounts
Wednesday, May 1, at noon and Tuesday, May 7, at 9 a.m.
Sessions will cover a thorough explanation of FSA, examples of tax savings, tips on setting aside funds, pre-paid benefits card, reimbursement procedures and FAQs.
- Dental PPO Plan
Wednesday, April 24, at noon and Monday, April 29, at 9 a.m.
Sessions will cover plan review, in-network and out-of-network features, how to find a network provider, overview of the Cigna member resources, preventive care and FAQs.
- VSP Choice (Vision Service Plan)
Thursday, April 25, at noon and Wednesday, May 1, 9 a.m.
Learn more about the new vision plan. Topics include the new plan design, new plan options, overview of VSP member resources, in-network and out-of-network features, how to find a network provider and FAQs.