Medical Benefits

 

 

 Mississippi Conference UMC Board of Medical Benefits
Annual Open Enrollment:  October 1 - 31, 2019


Beginning October 1, 2019, eligible members will have an opportunity to enroll in the Mississippi Conference insurance plan(s) with an effective date of January 1, 2020.                                                           

  To be eligible to participate in the conference sponsored insurance plan(s) clergy must be under Episcopal appointment serving at least ¾ times (75%) which means a minimum compensation of $20,985 in 2020 or an employee of an eligible group working ¾ time.


"IF" you are NOT changing plans, enrolling in new plans, or adding/dropping dependents, you DO NOT need to do anything.  Your benefits will continue as they currently are through plan year 2020.  "Please refer to the benefit rates located the Board of Medical Benefits webpage.  Be sure to accurately update your 01/01/2020 Clergy Budget Compensation Package Report."


The Open Enrollment Period allows you the opportunity to enroll in or change your current plan(s).  Listing the desired enrollments on the Clergy Budget Compensation Package Report does not automatically enroll you into a benefit plan.        You must submit the completed enrollment forms or change forms between October 1 and the close of business on October 31, 2019. 

If your contact information changes you must submit the changes in writing to the MS UMC Benefits Office have your contact information updated with your benefit plan providers. 


Please remember, you may make changes to your plans during 2020 only if you experience a qualifying life or status change event. (Example: marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, change of appointment, change from ineligible status to an eligible status, etc.).  You must make your changes within 30 days of the official date of the life or status change event otherwise you will have to wait until the next annual Open Enrollment period.


Enrollment forms, change forms and benefit rates are published on the MS UMC Board of Medical Benefits webpage.  https://www.mississippi-umc.org/medicalbenefits


** The completed Open Enrollment forms and/or enrollment change forms must be faxed directly to Benefits Office at 601-326-0568 before the close of business on October 31, 2019 to become effective January 1, 2020.


Retirees Open Enrollment:  Medicare Supplemental Plan 
"IF" you are age 65, enrolled in Medicare Part A & B and not serving at least ¾ times in an Episcopal appointment we offer a fully insured Medicare Plan G  supplemental plan with a prescription drug card.  Please contact AmWINS at 1-877-282-1425 to request Open Enrollment information.


++ In compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Rules and Affordable Care Act "IF" you are a clergy person participating in the Medicare Retiree Supplemental Plan serving in an appointment at least ¾ times (75%) with a total minimum compensation of $20,985  or more you must be enrolled in one of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, PPO: Preferred Provider Organization or HDHP: High Deductible Health Plan.  Please contact the MS UMC Benefits Office to update your plan enrollment.


If you have any questions please contact the Benefits Office at the Mississippi Conference office center, 769-243-7022.  

 

Link to :   Mississippi Conference 2020 Benefit Premium Rates

 

The following are the Enrollment and Clergy forms  for our medical plan, Blue Cross, and for our ancillary products, EyeMed and Delta Dental. The forms must be completed and
 faxed to 601-326-0568. You will be notified before the commencement date of the policy.

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Summary Benefits Coverage of the Standard PPO Conference Employee Medical Benefits Plan

Summary Benefits Coverage of the High Deductible Conference Employee Medical Benefits Plan

Blue Cross Blue Shield - New Enrollee

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Change Form

Blue Cross Blue Shield Customer Service 

Delta Dental

Delta Dental - Enrollment/Change Form

Delta Dental - Benefit Summary

Delta Dental Website

EyeMed

EyeMed - Enrollment/Change Form

EyeMed - Benefit Summary

EyeMed Website

Healthy You Reward

Conference health benefit participants: Download this form and take it with you to your physician's office this year during your annual physical exam. You then submit the form by mail, fax or email to be processed for the reward.

 Click here to view and print the form>>

Wellness Program

All participants in the conference health insurance plan may participate in the Amazing Pace wellness program at no charge. Get moving and earn rewards! Click here to learn more>>

Click here to visit the Amazing Pace Web site>>

Other Important Information

FSA Benefit Enrollment Form

Draft Authorization Form

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

BCBS Creditable Coverage Letter

Notice to Retirees About Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice

Contact Benefit@mississippi-umc.org or 769-243-7022 in the conference office for more information about the conference's insurance plan.

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