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
Effective June 1, OptumRx will replace Medco as the pharmacy benefit services provider for both the PPO and HRA Health Plans. There will be no change to your prescription drug coverage as a result of the move to OptumRx.
Most mail service prescriptions with remaining refills will automatically transfer. Prescriptions for certain medications, like painkillers, will not transfer. If you are affected by this, you will receive communication directly from UnitedHealthcare (UHC).
Even if you do not currently have prescriptions through Medco, you need to watch your home mail for important information and new insurance cards from UHC. The new cards will be effective June 1; please continue to use your current card through the end of May. Watch for these mailings and read the information carefully.
As part of the home mailing, UHC will be sending a list of Frequently Asked Questions to all members. If you still have questions after reading the information, you may call the member phone number on the back of your new ID card.
NEW Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for 2013
Beginning January 1, 2013, Valpo's EAP provider will change from Porter Stark to CIGNA. Get extra support for handling life's demands. Call for a referral to a service in your community or advice on topics such as
Call CIGNA at 800.538.3543 or visit CignaBehavioral.com/CGI.
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.