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Major benefits changes loom for employees

August 08, 2008

Domestic partners and older children are now eligible for benefits coverage for the 2008-2009 year. ASU employees can make changes to their benefits during the benefits open enrollment period, which begins at 8 a.m., Aug. 11, and ends at 5 p.m., Sept. 5.
Any changes made will take effect Oct. 1.

There also have been some changes in providers for the coming year. Current subscribers of the Schaller Anderson medical plan, Assurant Dental plan, Employers Dental Services plan or the MetLife Dental plan must choose other plans for 2008-2009 because these plans will not be offered after Oct. 1.

Subscribers who do not choose other plans will have their coverage default (effective Oct. 1) as follows:

• Schaller Anderson to RAN+AMN.

• Assurant Dental to Total Dental Administrators.

• Employers Dental Services to Total Dental Administrators.

• MetLife Dental to Delta Dental.

All benefits-eligible participants should re-enroll in benefits online during the open enrollment period.

Those who elect the new domestic partner or older children benefits must provide additional documentation by Aug. 15.

Submissions after this date could result in delayed enrollment and receipt of ID cards because of the additional time needed to process the required documents.

The benefits team will offer several employee information sessions and a vendor fair to answer questions on the new benefits for the coming year.

For more details, visit the Web site, call the Office of Human Resources’ Employee Service Center at (480) 965-2701, or use ASK HR online to submit a customer service case.

Karen Murphy,
(480) 965-2130
Office of Human Resources