New Administrator for Vision

DeltaVision, in partnership with EyeMed Vision Care, is the new administrator for the supplemental vision benefit. If you currently have supplemental vision, your enrollment will automatically transfer to DeltaVision for plan year 2021. Keep an eye on your mailbox for your new vision member card from EyeMed!

Pre-Tax Savings Accounts

Limit Increases

Annual contribution limits have been raised for multiple pre-tax savings accounts. The Health Care Flexible Spending (FSA) and Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA) carryover limit has increased to $550. See the Pre-Tax Savings Accounts section for more information.

New Eligible Expenses

Eligible expenses for Health Savings Accounts and FSAs now include:

  • Over-the-counter drugs and medicines not prescribed by a doctor (aspirin, cough medicine, decongestants, etc.).
  • Menstrual care products (pads, liners, tampons,  etc.).

Parking & Transit Account Availability 

UW System employees may enroll in parking and transit accounts for plan year 2021. Elections will be effective January 1, 2021.

Supplemental Benefits

Accident Plan by Securian Financial 

The accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) payment amount provided by the Accident Plan has been increased for members up to $100,000.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance is open for new enrollments with HealthChoice. Enrollment is available throughout the plan year. See the Long-Term Care Insurance page for more details.

Disclaimer: UW System and UW Hospital and Clinics employees may have different supplemental benefits. Check with your HR/benefits office for details.

Wellness

New "Health Check" Activities

You have more options to complete your “health check” activity, including a routine dental exam or a health coaching call, to earn your $150 Well Wisconsin incentive in 2021.

Health Plan-Offered Wellness Incentives

Due to ongoing tax administration concerns, health plans will no longer be offering wellness incentives effective January 1, 2021. You remain eligible for the $150 wellness incentive available via Well Wisconsin, administered by StayWell.

Medical Benefits

New Medical Benefit

Biofeedback for urinary incontinence will now be covered.

HDHP Telehealth 

Not only is telehealth fast and affordable, itʼs also available to most members without any out-of-pocket costs. Federal COVID-19 relief legislation allows for telehealth services to be covered under a high deductible health plan (HDHP) before the deductible is met for plan year 2021.

Electronic Pharmacy Enhancements

Navitus, the Pharmacy Benefit Manager, will launch the new eHealth Program for electronic prescribing, electronic prior authorization, and pharmacy benefit check. This new tool accesses your pharmacy benefit information at the site of care, helping to ensure your prescriptions are cost-effective and integrate with your current drug regimen. Your doctor can also submit electronic prescriptions and electronic prior authorizations, helping you to get the  Medications you need faster.

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