Annual enrollment, your once-a-year opportunity to change your MNPS benefits for the upcoming year, is November 1-30. Watch your home and school mailboxes for details. The following benefit changes are effective January 1, 2020:
MotivateMe gets new coaching incentives
Starting in 2020, completion of Omada’s 16-week diabetes prevention program or completion of our nine-week stress reduction (MBSR) course qualifies for the MotivateMe coaching goal. See the postcard in your annual enrollment packet or visit MNPSBenefits.org/incentives for details.
New resource: Cigna One Guide®
Understanding and using your health insurance is not always easy. Often, it can be downright confusing.
Meet Cigna One Guide. It’s a new service that just makes health care simpler.
Cigna One guide combines the ease of a powerful app with the personal touch of a live person. Specifically, your One Guide
team can help you:
Better understand your coverage
Answer your health plan questions
Find the best provider for your needs
Get estimates and avoid surprise expenses
Make sure you’re getting the most from your benefits and earning all available incentives
Start using the Cigna One Guide today — by app, chat or phone. Download the myCigna.com app or call 1-888-806-5042.
You will receive a new Cigna medical ID card in the mail shortly after annual enrollment. You can begin using it January 1, 2020.
Cigna/Amplifon replaces Epic for hearing coverage
Cigna will replace Epic Hearing Healthcare as administrator of our hearing benefit. The plan, provided through Amplifon, provides a hearing aid benefit of up to $1,400/person every five years. This means there are no deductibles, copays or coinsurance, up to plan limits, when you use Amplifon network providers. There are no out-of-network benefits. Visit amplifonusa.com/cigna or call 1-888-901-0811.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
Health Care FSA contribution limit increasing
You can contribute up to $2,700 to the health care FSA in 2020; this is an increase from $2,650 in 2019. You must re-enroll in the FSAs each year to keep participating.
Did you know…the FSAs let you pay for health and child care expenses tax-free — yet less than 10% of MNPS employees participate in the health care FSA, and fewer than 2% participate in the dependent care FSA. If the FSAs are a mystery to you, check out your fall FYB newsletter. You might be pleasantly surprised at how much money you can save.
New migraine management program Coming soon!
Do you have — or think you have — migraine, or are you affected by someone who does? Working With MigraineTM is a free program that can help you better understand the mechanics and impact of migraine and give you tools to manage this serious disease. Watch for more details coming soon.