health insurance Archives
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).