Slight Increase to Harvard Pilgrim and Delta Dental Premiums for 2013

Slight Increase to Harvard Pilgrim and Delta Dental Premiums for 2013

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Health insurance premiums for employees covered by Harvard Pilgrim will increase 2.5 percent in 2013 while coverage with Delta Dental will go up 1.22 percent. The new rates, effective Jan. 1, 2013, can be found at http://www.usnh.edu/hr/pdf/2013-Employee-Employer-Rates.pdf.

Open enrollment ends Nov. 2. A list of frequently asked questions can be found at http://www.usnh.edu/hr/QuestionAndAnswer-2013.html.

Benefits information from the open enrollment newsletter includes:  

Additional 2013 benefit changes for all University System of New Hampshire (USNH) status benefit eligible faculty and staff include a decrease in life insurance coverage rates, an increase in the lifetime maximum coverage to $1.75 million, and a reduction in the Healthcare FSA maximum contribution to $2,500 as mandated under the Federal Healthcare Reform law.  

USNH offers multiple medical plan options, and the benefits available to you provide important protection for you and your family in the case of illness or injury. To help you make an informed choice, USNH makes available a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) for each plan, which summarizes important information about the health coverage in a standard format to help you compare the options. The SBC is available at www.usnh.edu/hr. A paper copy is also available upon request, by contacting your campus Human Resources (HR) office.

There are some significant medical benefit changes effective Jan. 1, 2013 for the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) faculty due to the current collective bargaining agreement. Read details at http://www.usnh.edu/hr/pdf/2013-OE_Nwsltr_wLinks_Oct18.pdf.