Annual enrollment, your once-a-year opportunity to change your MNPS benefits for the upcoming year, is November 1-30. Watch your mailbox/e-mailbox for details.
Want a sneak preview? Below are some changes coming in 2022; you can learn more about these changes in the fall issue of For Your Benefit newsletter. And your 2022 Annual Enrollment Quick Start Guide explains the steps you need to take before the November 30 deadline.
There are several enhancements to the Cigna medical plan. Some are effective January 1; others are already available to you.
$0 cost for in-network behavioral health
MNPS continually strives to expand employee access to vital behavioral health care. Starting January 1, 2022, benefits for in-network inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services are increasing to 100%. This means no copay, deductible or cost share required when you see a Cigna behavioral health network provider. Services includes care for mental health as well as substance use disorders. Cigna has the largest behavioral health network in the industry, including two Centers of Excellence in/around Davidson County.
90-Day Men’s Health Challenge
Are you waking up tired, sick and sore? Give us 90 days!
Suffering from low energy, joint pain, excess belly fat, erectile dysfunction (ED), weak stream or constipation? These are just a few common symptoms many men face. They can be evidence of chronic health conditions like high blood pressure, abnormal
cholesterol, and/or diabetes.
The 90-Day Men’s Health Challenge empowers men to take control of their health. The focus is on restoring vitality and optimizing health. Using evidence-based approaches, we arm men with tools to reduce or eliminate chronic health
conditions. Are ready to make a change? Visit MNPSBenefits.org/menshealth to learn more.
Prescription copays changing
A new Tennessee law no longer allows us to offer lower prescription copays at Kroger pharmacies. Copays must be the same across all in-network pharmacies. See MNPSBenefits.org/medical for copay amounts, effective January 1.
Two new services at MNPS Health Care Centers
MNPS Health Care Centers have partnered with Vanderbilt Dermatology to provide enhanced dermatology care. As with all other services provided by our clinics, there is no cost to you for this expanded service. Additionally, patients with diabetes can now have their follow-up appointments in a group setting, which provide consultation with an endocrinologist, self-management education and peer support all in one visit. These new services are available to you now!
Fertility benefit enhanced
MNPS’s partnership with Progyny gives eligible employees access to fertility and family-building benefits. On January 1, 2022, we’re enhancing benefits to include unlimited Smart Cycles (previously limited to 2) — so you can create the best treatment plan without worrying about running out of coverage.
Three new MyHealth Bundles
In 2020 and 2021, we launched five MyHealth Bundles in partnership with Vanderbilt:
Prenatal, delivery and postnatal care
Total joint replacement of the hip and knee
Select spine surgeries
Surgical weight loss
Cochlear implant surgery
On January 1, 2022, we’ll add three more for:
Osteoarthritis of hip and knee
Medical weight loss
MyHealth Bundles feature:
Zero out-of-pocket costs
A dedicated patient navigator to guide you through the process
All services performed by Vanderbilt Health providers (including surgery and pre- and postoperative care)
Visit MyHealthBundles.com. Sixth-grade math teacher Sarah Carpenter shares her surgical weight loss success story in a video at MyWeightLossHealthBundle.org. Read her full story at MNPSHealth.org/testimonials.
You will continue to use your current Cigna medical ID card in 2022; no new cards will be issued.
New dental plan administrator
Effective January 1, 2022, Cigna will replace Delta Dental of Tennessee as our dental plan administrator. Look for more information about this change coming in December.
Flexible spending accounts
Health care and dependent care FSA claims reminder
If you participated in one or both of the FSAs in 2021 and have funds left at year-end, you can carry those funds over and use them in 2022. In other words, you can continue to incur eligible expenses and get reimbursed from your 2021 funds until
December 31, 2022. In light of this rule, it’s a good idea to consider how much you’re rolling over if you plan to keep contributing to an FSA in 2022.
Are you paying too much for health care or dependent care? See how much money you can save by enrolling in the FSAs.