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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Nov. 16, 2017—Over the year, Congress has repeatedly attempted to “fix” healthcare by altering the funding streams between states and the federal government, as well as to commercial insurers. All of this might lead one to think that Congress is focused on the most important problems facing healthcare.

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Insurance commissioner outlines ACA challenges

Nov. 16, 2017—Since 2014 the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has assisted lower- and moderate-income people who buy insurance on their own on the individual market, providing premium subsidies and discounts on out-of-pocket expenses. Under the law, people who don’t carry compliant insurance face a penalty, the so-called individual mandate. Large employers who don’t offer insurance are also penalized.

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Last chance to complete Open Enrollment

Oct. 30, 2017—Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits ends tomorrow! All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment, even if you don't plan to make changes or you plan to waive coverage. Learn more at vu.edu/oe.

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Reminder: Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31

Oct. 26, 2017—Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits ends on Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment, even if you don't plan to make changes or you plan to waive coverage. Learn more at vu.edu/oe.

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Save money by enrolling in FSAs during Open Enrollment

Oct. 23, 2017—Fully benefits-eligible employees can fund two types of flexible spending accounts: a health care FSA and a dependent day care FSA. FSAs save you money by allowing you to use pretax dollars to pay for qualifying expenses.

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How to handle different Open Enrollment periods

Oct. 20, 2017—Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits is happening now. If you have a spouse who works for another employer that offers benefits, be sure to carefully consider the options that work best for your family.

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Benefits Open House today; enrollment labs ongoing

Oct. 19, 2017—Stop by the Benefits Open House today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baker Building, 10th floor, for help in deciding which benefits are right for you and your family.

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It’s time to enroll! Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits starts tomorrow

Oct. 16, 2017—Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment. Learn more at vu.edu/oe.

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Need help with Open Enrollment? Visit the Benefits Open House Oct. 19

Oct. 16, 2017—Join Human Resources at the Benefits Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday on the 10th floor of the Baker Building. Visit vu.edu/oe for more details.

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Ensuring your VUNetID and password are ready for Open Enrollment: A step-by-step guide

Oct. 11, 2017—All benefits-eligible employees will need their VUnetID and password to enroll in 2018 benefits. Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31. Visit vu.edu/oe to learn more.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center announces agreement with Cigna for individual exchange plan insurance option

Oct. 11, 2017—Today, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) officials announce completion of an agreement with Cigna Health Insurance for VUMC’s full participation in Cigna Connect, an Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant exchange-based individual insurance plan option.

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Great news about the retirement plan for eligible faculty and staff

Oct. 9, 2017—Open Enrollment Oct. 17-31 is a good time to review your 403(b) Retirement Plan. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, VU will match voluntary contributions of 1 percent or 2 percent (up to 5 percent total, mandatory and voluntary).

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