Valparaiso University understands that different people have different needs when it comes to their benefits. That's why we have carefully constructed a benefits package that gives you choices.
Valparaiso University's Shield of Character represents the attributes that define the University. One of those qualities is the ability to protect faculty, staff and their families from the risks that are most threatening to their health and financial security. This protection is developed in partnership with you--the University offers you a choice in benefits that you can use to create your own personal Benefits Shield of Protection
Important 2014 Benefits Enrollment Information
Open enrollment for 2014 benefits will be Nov. 11 - 22. This is the time for faculty and staff to change benefit elections, enroll in benefits, add dependents, and to elect flexible spending accounts for the 2014 calendar year. Enrollment will be required for Flexible Spending Accounts for 2014.
Open Enrollment Meeting Dates:
UnitedHealthcare representatives will discuss options and plan changes to the Prescription Drug Plan and PPO plan design for 2014. Spouses are welcome to attend.
Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. in Harre Union – Hearth Room
Nov. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Harre Union – Hearth Room
Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Harre Union - Hearth Room
Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. in Harre Union – Hearth Room
Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. in Harre Union – Hearth Room
Personal Wellness Profiles:
Employees (and spouses, if applicable) who participate in a Personal Wellness Profile will pay a discounted insurance contribution in 2014. This year, the PWP's will be conducted on campus by Optum Health. The dates for the program are:Nov 26 and 27; Dec 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. New for this year: At-Home Test Kits for those who are unable to attend the on-site screenings. Access information about this year's program here.
· Do not miss the November 22, 2013 enrollment deadline.
· You do not have to re-enroll in the health plan unless you want to change your current benefit election.
· Re-enrollment is required if you want to participate in the flexible spending plan in 2014.
· The enrollment process will be online again this year. Enrollment materials and enrollment instructions will be available on line soon as well as at the benefits meetings and from the Office of Human Resource Services.
2014 Benefit Information
UnitedHealthCare - General United Health Care Information
www.myuhc.com - View your medical claims, account balances, estimate health care costs, and more.
www.myuhcdental.com - Find a dentist, view your coverage and claims information.
www.myuhcvision.com - Find a vision care provider, view coverage and claims information.
“Now That You’ve Enrolled”, a brochure that provides information on using United Healthcare’s Health Plan features and tools, is also available. This resource has been designed with hyperlinks to allow the user to quickly find topics of interest within the document and link to UHC's online resources.