Fri, Oct 27 11:19am

Open Enrollment begins Wednesday, Nov. 1st

By Robert McGriff, @m039153

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Open Enrollment is just days away.  To prepare, please review the 2018 Open Enrollment guide.  Click on the image above to open the document.  On the front cover, you can click on "Print OE Summary" to print a short version of the guide or you can just review the guide electronically and avoid printing altogether.

Reminder:  Benefits Open Enrollment is November 1st through the 15th.  This your opportunity to complete one (or more) of the following items:

  1. Enroll or change your medical plan election.
  2. Enroll or change your dental and vision plan election.
  3. Add or remove a family member.
  4. Elect to participate in a Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account for 2018.
  5. Pre-Elect to sell PTO in 2018 for 100% of it's value.

 

As always, feel free to comment or ask questions in the box below.

COMMENT

Lowbar77
@timmalone

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Posted by @timmalone, Mon, Oct 30 11:14am

Where does a current employee go to see what their current benefits elections are? I would like to review what I have in totality so I can make an informed decision on what I might change for this upcoming year. Thank you.

Robert McGriff
@m039153

Posts: 97
Joined: Oct 29, 2012
Posted by @m039153, Mon, Oct 30 11:17am

Your current plan elections are stored in Employee Self Service. From the Mayo Clinic intranet homepage, click on HR Connect. On the HR Connect homepage, under HR System links, click on Employee Self Service. Log in with your LANID and password. Then select Bookmarks>Employee Self-Service>Benefits>Current Benefits.

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Kitzie
@kitzie

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Posted by @kitzie, Tue, Oct 31 12:40pm

Can this Flexible Spending Account be used for child care expenses?

Tony Lehrman
@lehrman

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Posted by @lehrman, Tue, Oct 31 1:17pm

There are two types of Flex Spending Accounts: Health Care and Dependent Care. Dependent Care FSA can be used for child care expenses. Click on the picture at the top of this article to learn more. Thanks!

Kitzie
@kitzie

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Posted by @kitzie, Tue, Oct 31 2:10pm

excellent, Thank you.
When using a in home day care, I assume we simply need to have the provider give us a receipt, then turn in the receipt online for reimbursement?

Tony Lehrman
@lehrman

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Posted by @lehrman, Tue, Oct 31 2:28pm

Exactly!

patalbers
@patalbers

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Posted by @patalbers, Wed, Nov 1 10:34am

might want to change the word being on top of this article to Begin

Felice
@m026490

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Posted by @m026490, Wed, Nov 1 10:48am

I am attending offsite training.  Will check email if time allows. Thank you!

Robert McGriff
@m039153

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Posted by @m039153, Wed, Nov 1 11:04am

Thank you! I can’t even tell you how many people have seen this content and you are the first to comment on that obvious typo. Thanks for reading and for giving feedback. Robert

fbrebollo
@fbrebollo

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Posted by @fbrebollo, Wed, Nov 1 6:19pm

Can I Enroll for my Benefits at home? If so how?

Robert McGriff
@m039153

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Posted by @m039153, Wed, Nov 1 6:35pm

To use Employee Self Service, you will need a Mayo Clinic computer. If you are unable to access a computer on campus, you can call HR Connect at 1-888-266-0440 to enroll. Robert

Kim
@kimber1

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Posted by @kimber1, Thu, Nov 2 10:42am

I am retiring at the end of this year pre- Medicare age. I would like to investigate my options before the end of December. Where can I find medical plan information as I am not eligible for open enrollment?

Robert McGriff
@m039153

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Posted by @m039153, Thu, Nov 2 11:10am

Kim, Congratulations! You can contact HR Connect by phone at 1-888-266-0440 to request a guidebook of retirement benefits which will include medical coverage. Thanks, Robert

Renee
@martiren

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Posted by @martiren, Mon, Nov 6 7:05pm

This question is in regards to the additional $1000 orthodontic coverage under the delta deluxe option: Can you provide a more detailed explanation of what “active orthodontic treatment as of 01/01/2018” means? Does it mean that braces have already been applied? What if there is a treatment plan in place and an estimate given but the actual “work” hasn’t started? Thanks in Advance.

Robert McGriff
@m039153

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Posted by @m039153, Tue, Nov 7 8:18am

Renee, you ask a great question. I think the language that you are referring to would be better stated if it was changed to “active orthodontic treatment on or after 01/01/2018”. The idea that we were trying to communicate is simple. For those who are continuing with Delta Dental, but moving from the standard option to the deluxe option, the additional $1,000 can only be used for charges incurred on or after 01/01/2018. You can’t use the new benefit amount to go back and pay additional amounts on services that you had in 2017 or earlier. Does that help?

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