by Nicole Baxley, Office Manager & News Editor
Post 65 Retiree Open Enrollment is October 15, 2012 through December 7, 2012 – Click here for more information.
Active Employee and Early Retiree Open Enrollment
From October 31 – November 21, 2012 all eligible diocesan employees will have an opportunity to enroll in health and dental insurance or change their enrollment options for 2013. Eligible employees who are currently enrolled in health and/or dental insurance should have received a packet in the mail from the Episcopal Church Medical Trust.
Each church should have received an open enrollment packet from the Office of the Bishop. Each employee should obtain their Open Enrollment packet from his/her employer. Employees who received a packet from the Episcopal Church Medical Trust (ECMT) will receive a three-page supplemental packet from the church, while those who did not receive the ECMT packet in the mail should obtain the full Open Enrollment packet and complete paper enrollment. The paper enrollment form is due to the Office of the Bishop no later than 4pm on November 21st. All eligible employees should be given the opportunity to change their enrollment status for 2013.
Eligibility for benefits is outlined by the Church Pension Group (CPG) – Medical Trust as follows:
· All exempt (salaried) employees are eligible for group health and dental insurance regardless of the number of hours worked;
· All hourly employees working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for group health and dental insurance;
· All lay employees working 20 hours or more per week will receive group short-term disability. Clergy already receive this benefit through the Church Pension Group;
· All lay employees* working 20 hours or more per week will receive group life insurance of $50,000;
*Lay employees over the age of 65 will received a lower amount of life insurance as determined by the Church Pension Group.
· All clergy working 20 hours or more per week will receive group life insurance of $20,000. Clergy already receive $100,000 through CPG;
· All lay employees working 20 hours or more per week will receive group long-term disability; this is an employer paid benefit. Please note that clergy already receive long-term disability benefits through CPG.
· All lay employees working 1,000 or more hours per year receive at least 4% pension contributions; depending upon the employer chosen plan. For more information, please see the article on the diocesan website.
For more information, please visit the Open Enrollment page of the diocesan website.
Fri, November 2, 2012
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