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.
Summary Benefits Coverage of the High Deductible Conference Employee Medical Benefits Plan
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Contact Benefit@mississippi-umc.org or 769-243-7022 in the conference office for more information about the conference's insurance plan.