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Oct 27, 2017

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.

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.

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

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@kitzie

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

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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!

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@kitzie

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

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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?

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@kitzie

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

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Exactly!

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

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@patalbers

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

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

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@patalbers

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

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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

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

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@fbrebollo

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

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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

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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?

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@kimber1

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?

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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

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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.

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I’m curious to know if those using the Vision Plan are happy with the coverage. My family is looking at two who need new glasses this next year and am willing to go outside of Mayo for vision services. What in-network provider are you happy with? Looking forward to any comments…

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