Welcome to ARUP Laboratories’ 2021 Open Enrollment, which will take place from October 12-November 3, 2020. This year is an “active” enrollment year, which means that all employees scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week are required to complete the open-enrollment process, even if they are not currently enrolled in ARUP’s insurance plans. Current benefits will not automatically roll over to the upcoming year.
Due to COVID-19, Open Enrollment 2021 will differ from previous years. The process will take place completely online and there will be no Benefits Fair. However, we have added resources to assist you.
We are happy to introduce some exciting enhancements to our benefits package, along with a few changes. Please review your benefits options and choose the plans that best meet your needs and the needs of your families.
Last year, we added Allegiance, a Cigna company, as the claims administrator for several of our medical plans. For 2021, the Medical 1500 Plan will be administered by Allegiance instead of University of Utah Health Plans (UUHP). UUHP will continue to administer the Healthy Preferred EPO 750 Plan. The hospital networks in each of the ARUP medical plans will remain the same.
The employee portion of the premiums for our medical plans will increase slightly. For the past two years we have had no increases, while local and national companies have averaged an increase of 10% per year. It will be necessary this year to help offset the rising costs of the plan. As always, ARUP will continue to pay the majority of the overall premium.
Dental Select will continue to administer ARUP’s dental plans. We are happy to announce the addition of a $2,000 adult orthodontia benefit to our Dental Plus Plan. With the addition of this enhanced benefit, the employee portion of the premium for this plan will increase slightly. The Dental 1500 Plan will have no changes in plan design or premiums.
Premiums will not increase for voluntary benefits, including life and accident insurance.
Although physical-distancing requirements prevent members of the Benefits Team from meeting in person as they normally would, the team has expanded online resources to accommodate your schedules.
- The Open Enrollment kickoff meeting will be at noon (MDT) on October 12 via WebEx.
- Live presentations from key vendors (Allegiance, UUHP, Navitus, NBS, Dental Select) will take place each day at noon, October 13-16, via WebEx, to highlight plan updates and answer questions.
- As part of their commitment to service, the Benefits Team will be available from noon-1 p.m., October 19 - November 3, to answer questions via WebEx.
All meetings will be recorded and available to watch at your convenience. In addition, the Benefits Team will also be available for 15-minute help sessions if you need help completing the Open Enrollment process in Ultipro. These meetings will be held through Microsoft Teams or by telephone. To schedule a help session, view recorded meetings, and find additional information, please visit the Benefits website. Send any general questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ARUP Benefits Team and the Executive Committee are constantly evaluating our benefits plan, which is designed to support you and your family members. Our focus is on continuously enhancing our benefits offerings to ensure quality of life and financial well-being for our employees.
We are extremely proud of the dedication and resourcefulness that each of you has shown during this unprecedented time. Thank you for your commitment to providing outstanding quality and service to our clients and patients.
The ARUP Executive Team