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Employee BenefitsColorado Mesa University Faculty and Administrative Staff Benefits

Colorado Mesa University is authorized by the Board of Trustees to offer a broad array of benefits to its professional staff.  The benefits are subject to change, from time to time, at the direction of the Trustees.  Additional information about specific benefits and copies of plan documents may be obtained from the Office of Human Resources.  To the extent this policy conflicts with the plan documents, the plan documents are controlling.

Benefits eligible Faculty and Administrative Staff are those employees with appointments of at least a 0.5 FTE during the fiscal year.  Benefits are effective the first day of the month following the date of hire.  If the date of hire is the first day of the month, benefits begin immediately.

Benefit Summary 2014 for Faculty and Administrative Staff

2014 Benefit Premium Summary

Work-Life Employee Discount Program

Employee Benefits:

Colorado Mesa University Faculty and Administrative Staff have available four Medical Insurance Plans, all provided by Rocky Mountain Health Plans.  Eligible employees may enroll effective the first day of the month following their date of hire. 

Medical Plans: (click on the link below to review the plan description)     Medical Benefit Plan Comparison

  

Medical Plan

Total Monthly Cost
Employee Cost: myhealthIQ Qualify

Employee Cost:

myhealthIQ

Non-Qualify

Employee Cost:

Non Participant

PPO 350:

 Employee Only

  Emp & Family

  Benefit Schedule

  Evidence of Coverage

 

   $690.02

$1,720.50

 

$248.37

$648.31

 

$273.37

$673.31

 

$298.37

$698.31

GH HMO 1000:

  Employee Only

  Emp & Family

  Benefit Schedule

  Evidence of Coverage

 

  $572.20

$1,412.92

 

$130.55

$340.73

 

$155.55

$364.73

 

$180.55

$390.73

PPO HDHP 3250:

 (HSA Eligible)

  Employee Only

  Emp & Family

  Benefit Schedule

  Evidence of Coverage

 

$515.41

$1,262.52

 

  $73.76

$190.33

 

 $98.76

$215.33

 

$123.76

$240.33

HSA (Health Saving Account) - Employees enrolled in the PPO HDHP may choose to enroll in a Health Savings Account.  2014 HSA Plan limits are $3,300 for an employee only and $6,550 for an employee with family coverage.

Rocky Mountain Health Plans partners with The Bancorp Bank to offer Health Savings Account (HSA) to employees who are enrolled in the PPO HDHP.  The Bancorp Bank is one of the most highly experience and respected full-service commercial banks in America.  To read more about the HSA, please visit the following websites:    www.rmhpgoodhealthhsa.com        http://www.treas.gov/resource-center/faqs/Taxes/Pages/Health-Savings-Accounts.aspx

StayWell Aware - Each year during Open Enrollment, which typically takes place in November for a January 1 effective date, employees may choose to participate in the StayWell Aware Wellness Program. The StayWell Aware program was designed to give you the information and tools you need to make or sustain positive lifestyle choices.  By participating, employees have an opportunity to receive an incentive towards lowering their monthly health insurance premium.

Additional Links, Forms and Contact Information:

Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Customer Service 970.243.7050

www.rmhp.org

RMHP Change Form

RHMP Enrollment Form

Affidavit for Common Law Spouse

Affidavit of Domestic Partnership

Dental Insurance is available to benefits eligible Faculty and Administrative Staff, effective the first day of the month following their date of hire.  An Indemnity Dental Benefit Plan is provided by Delta Dental.  Delta Dental allows you to visit any dentist you choose by providing both in-network and out-of-network coverage.  Please refer to the Dental Plan Summary for details.

Indemnity Dental Plan Total Monthly Cost Employee Cost per Month
Employee Only
$39.04
$15.23
Employee and Family
$96.61
$37.68

Additional Links, Forms and Contact Information:

Dental Plan Summary

Dental Plan Certificate

Delta Dental Web Access

Delta Dental Eye Med Program

www.deltadentalco.com

Delta Dental Customer Service 1.800.610.0201

Vision Care Direct is committed to providing Colorado Mesa University Faculty and Staff with superior quality and professional vision care.  Vision Care Direct provides a membership plan to cover routine exams and materials based on the plan you may choose.

 

Group Plan

Platinum

Complete

Gold

Complete

Platinum Material Only

Gold

Material Only

Exam Only
Employee

$11.70

$8.24
$8.96 $5.50
$2.74
Employee + 1 $20.56
$15.64
$15.92 $11.00
$4.66
Emp + Family $26.18
$25.14
$18.22 $17.18
$7.96

Additional Links, Forms and Contact Information:

Summary of Vision Plan

www.vcdplans.com

 

Colorado Mesa University offers a Flexible Benefit Plan to benefits eligible Faculty and Administrative Staff.  The Flexible Benefit Plan is provided by FlexMagic and is made possible by Sections 105, 106, 126 and 129 of the Internal Revenue Code.  There are three separate and optional components under the Plan: Pre-Tax Insurance Premium Payments, Health Care Spending Account, and Dependent Care Spending Account.  These options provide you with the opportunity to pay some of your insurance premiums and other eligible family expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Additional Links, Forms and Contact Information:

FSA Information and Rules

Flexible Benefit Plan Packet

Claims / Check Schedule

Flex Claim Form

Flex Magic Consulting

1-800-888-9084

www.flexmagic.com

Basic Life Insurance

Colorado Mesa University provides group term life and accidental death and dismemberment to all benefits eligible Faculty and Administrative Staff through Sun Life Financial.  Coverage is equal to 2x the employees basic annual earnings to a plan maximum of $400,000.  The life amount reduces by 35% at age 70 and to 50% of the original amount at age 75. Colorado Mesa University pays the full premium of the group term life and AD&D policy, so it is at no cost to the employee.

Colorado Mesa University also provides dependent life insurance, at no cost to the employee of $2,000 for an employees spouse and dependent children.

Enhance Optional Life Insurance

Optional Life Insurance is also available through Sun Life Financial.  Employees may choose to purchase up to 5x their annual base salary to a maximum policy of $500,000. You may also choose to purchase optional life insurance for your spouse up to $100,000 (no to exceed 50% of the employee's policy) and for dependent children in policy amounts of $1,000, $2,000, $4,000 , $5,000 or $10,000.

Additional Links, Forms and Contact Information:

Benefit Highlight - Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

Benefit Highlight - Optional Life Insurance

Rates - Optional Life Insurance

Sun Life Policy Employee Booklet

Sun Life Financial Customer Service 1-800-247-6875

Long Term Disability benefits are provided to all benefits eligible Faculty and Administrative Staff through Sun Life Financial.  Colorado Mesa University covers 100% of the LTD monthly premium, providing the benefit at no cost to the employee.  The Long Term Disability benefit replaces 66% of your gross monthly earnings, less income you may receive from other sources (such as Worker's Compensation, PERA disability, etc.)  Benefits begin after the end of the elimination period of 90 days and continue as long as you remain disabled, up to the point specifically outlined in the disability certificate.

Benefit Highlight - Long Term Disability

Sun Life Policy Employee Booklet

Sun Life Financial Customer Service 1-800-247-6875

 

The Colorado Mesa University Health Insurance Plans are designed to provide each employee a choice in the level of medical insurance coverage they feel they need for themselves and their family.  Our Medical Plans provide a variety of comprehensive coverage, however an individual may still have out of pocket expenses depending on the coverage selected and the medical situations which may arise.

For this reason, Colorado Mesa University provides several supplemental insurance coverage through Colonial Supplemental Insurance.  These coverage include Accident Insurance and Cancer Insurance.

Accident Insurance is designed to help see you through the different stages of care due to an Accidental Injury such as a broken bone, separated joint or a catastrophic accident. Benefits are designed to help cover the cost of out of pocket expenses such as deductibles, office visit co-pays and transportation and lodging cost.  The plan provides benefits for initial care and treatment, in addition to follow-up care you may need.

Cancer Insurance offers the protection you need to concentrate on what is most important - your care.  Features of Colonial's Cancer Insurance include:

  ~ Pays regardless of any other insurance you have with other insurance companies.

  ~ Provides a cancer screening benefit that you can use even if you are never diagnosed with cancer.

  ~ Guaranteed renewable as long as premiums are paid when due.

  ~ Benefits paid directly to you unless you specify otherwise.

  ~ You can take your coverage with you even if you change jobs or leave your employment.

  ~ Flexible coverage options for employees and their families.

For more information about Accident Insurance and Cancer Insurance you may contact the Human Resources Office to request a brochure.  You may also visit the Colonial Insurance website at www.ColonialLife.com

Long-term care is different from traditional medical care.  This type of care covers those affected by accidents, injury, or illness, and it is not restricted to the elderly.  Long-term care helps one live as he or she is now.  Long-term care services may include help with activities of daily living, home health care, respite care, hospice care, adult day care, care in a nursing home and care in an assisted living facility.  Long-term care may also include care management services which will evaluate your needs and coordinate and monitor the delivery of long-term care services. 

Long Term Care Insurance provided through Insurance and Wellness in the Rockies is one other way you may pay for long-term care.  Long-term care insurance covers some or all of the cost of custodial care of individuals who are no longer capable of caring for themselves.  By purchasing long-term care insurance while you are employed you have the opportunity to save on premiums which would be lost by waiting until you retire.  Why?  Because premium rates are based on the age you are when you originally purchase the policy.


This voluntary program is available to all Colorado Mesa University employees. To find out more please contact Human Resources or contact Insurance & Wellness in the Rockies at 800.889.6260.