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Complete a health assessment now to simplify open enrollment

Open enrollment for health insurance and NCFlex benefits runs Oct. 1-31 (changes effective Jan. 1, 2014). There are significant changes to health insurance options – you probably received your first notice from the state health plan in the mail recently. UNCG is committed to helping you through these decisions.

As a first step, for folks who may be interested in health plans other than our current 70/30 model, there are premium reductions for completing wellness activities. One of them is completing a health assessment. This will cut your premium by $10 or $15 per month depending on which health option you choose during open enrollment (not necessary, and no benefit if you elect 70/30).

Since we will be so focused on discussing the details of your options at that point, Human Resources recommends that employees go ahead and complete the health assessment as soon as possible. It will be one less task to complete in October. Only employees (no dependents) have to do this.

To complete the Health Assessment by phone, members may call 800-817-7044.

To complete the Health Assessment online through the Personal Health Portal, members can:

  1. Go to the State Health Plan’s web site: www.shpnc.org.
  2. Click on NC HealthSmart.
  3. Click on Personal Health Portal.
  4. Sign in if they already have an account, or click Create an Account.
  5. Once they are on the Portal’s homepage, click My Health.
  6. Under My Health, click Health Assessment.
  7. Click Work On It on the right side of each category to complete all of the questions.
  8. Once they have answered all of the questions, click Save and Complete Now.

Employees who complete a Health Assessment will also be entered in a drawing to win a new iPad.

Completion is not mandatory, but if you elect a health option other than 70/30 and have not completed this prior to 10/31/2013 you will miss the $10 or $15 premium reduction for all of 2014.

To watch an overview, or read more details of the new plan options, visit: http://www.shpnc.org/myMedicalBenefits/ppo/enrollment/2014-open-enrollment.aspx In addition, Human Resources will be conducting many information sessions throughout the month of October, so stay posted.