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Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844-4332 

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3697

Fax: 208-885-3330

Email: benefits@uidaho.edu

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Frequently Asked Questions

2022 Annual Enrollment opens on Monday, Oct. 18 and ends at midnight, Pacific on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

Good News!  Minimal Changes to Your Benefits

  • Medical plan rates will increase for both plans – Standard PPO and High Deductible Health Plan
    • Rate increases vary between $2.05 - $10.93 per pay depending on the plan and coverage level you choose
  • Standard PPO Annual Prescription drug cost-share maximums will increase
    • Employee-only coverage - $4,125 ($150 increase)
    • Family coverage - $8,250 ($300 increase)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution maximums (employee and U of I combined) will increase, per 2022 IRS limits
    • Employee-only coverage - $3,650 ($50 increase)
    • Family coverage - $7,300 ($100 increase)

 

New Benefits to Help with Your Total Wellbeing

  1. AbilitiCBT (iCBT) is an online-based cognitive behavioral therapy program that you can access from any device, anytime. Learn how to change the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are causing you problems, all virtually, through iCBT. The iCBT program is available to all benefit-eligible employees and dependents aged 18 or older. This includes those on waived medical coverage. You pay no additional out-of-pocket cost to utilize this program.
  2. Wondr Health is a digital health program helping eligible employees take control of their physical health and make lasting changes to live healthier and happier. This is a skills-based solution that provides simple, sustainable, life-long results. Visit www.wondrhealth.com/uofi to learn more about this program, view eligibility criteria, and enroll early for an upcoming session. To participate in the Wondr Health program you and your eligible dependents over age 18 must be enrolled in medical coverage, i.e., Standard PPO or High Deductible Health Plan. You pay no additional out-of-pocket cost to participate in this program.
  3. Cancer Guardian is a revolutionary genomics-based program designed to improve early detection of cancer and increase the likelihood of survival. Program features include advanced DNA testing, hereditary screening, therapy selection, cancer care support, financial navigation, and clinical trial search. This program is a voluntary benefit available through Corestream. Cancer Guardian is available to all benefit-eligible employees, spouses, and dependent children between the ages of 18 and 26.This includes those on waived medical coverage. There is an additional cost to access this benefit and you must enroll for coverage during Annual Enrollment.

Ready to Take Action?

When you're ready to enroll or make changes to your current coverage, log in to VandalWeb > Employee Menu > myBenefits. 

If you are a full-time employee and you don't enroll by midnight, Pacific, November 2, 2021, you will continue to have the coverage you have today, but at 2022's coverage costs and with the 2022 benefit changes in place. You will not contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Dependent Care Spending Account (DCSA), even if you contribute to one in 2021.

If you wish to waive coverage for 2022, you must submit proof of your other coverage each year. Proof of other coverage must be received by Jan. 31, 2022 or you will be placed into default coverage. Default coverage is the High Deductible Health Plan for employee only. If you are placed into default coverage, your dependents won't be covered. You can't enroll your dependents or make coverage changes until the next Annual Enrollment or until you have a qualifying life event.

Annual election is required each year for you to participate in an HSA, FSA or DCSA. Prior elections DO NOT roll over, you must re-elect to contribute. The amount you elect to contribute is the annual amount not the per pay amount. The myBenefits system will automatically adjust to reflect your per pay amount.

To enroll, re-enroll, change or waive coverage, log in to VandalWeb > Employee Menu > myBenefits. Complete the Annual Enrollment event and upload any required documentation noted when you finalize the event. Access a tip sheet for assistance in uploading the required documentation and a list of acceptable documentation.   

Each year you have the opportunity to change your benefit elections during the Annual Enrollment period. If you do not enroll, re-enroll or make changes during the Annual Enrollment period, you will not be able to change your benefit elections again until the next Annual Enrollment period, unless you experience a qualifying life event.   

To enroll, re-enroll, change or waive coverage, log in to VandalWeb > Employee Menu > myBenefits. Complete the Annual Enrollment event and upload any required documentation noted when you finalize the event. Access a tip sheet for assistance in uploading the required documentation and a list of acceptable documentation.   

To be covered under a university dental or vision plan, you must be enrolled in a university medical plan. However, your eligible dependents can be covered under a university dental or vision plan as long as you (the employee) are enrolled in a university medical plan.

Yes, if you are adding a dependent who is not currently covered on the plan, you will be required to provide proof of relationship to verify eligibility for coverage. Acceptable forms of documentation include marriage license, birth certificate, adoption papers, tax records, financial interdependency documents, etc. You can also provide a single tax document, like a tax return, as long as it lists all dependents you want to cover.  

An Other Eligible Adult is a non-married adult, age 18 or older, who is mentally competent to consent and is:

  • Living in the employee’s household for the six months before the employee enrolls in benefits
  • Financially interdependent with the employee

Other Eligible Adults and their dependent children are eligible for University of Idaho coverage.

Once you elect your benefits and provide all required documentation, your Annual Enrollment will be finalized and your enrollment information will be sent electronically to the carriers. This process can take several weeks.  

Medical - Blue Cross of Idaho

  • Insurance cards will be mailed directly to you. Dependents are not issued separate cards and they are not listed on your cards. They will use the same card you use. 
  • Additional copies can be printed from the Blue Cross of Idaho website.

Prescription Drug - CVS Caremark

  • Insurance cards will be mailed directly to you. Dependents are not issued separate cards and they are not listed on your cards. They will use the same card you use. 
  • Additional copies can be printed from the CVS Caremark website.

Dental - Delta Dental

  • Insurance cards will be mailed directly to you. Dependents are not issued separate cards and they are not listed on your cards. They will use the same card you use. 
  • Additional copies can be printed from the Delta Dental website.

Dental - Willamette Dental

  • Insurance cards will not be mailed to you. When making appointments you will provide the information necessary for them to identify you and your dependents in their system.

Vision - VSP

  • Insurance cards will not be mailed to you. When making appointments you will provide the information necessary for them to identify you and your dependents in their system.

If you need to see a doctor before your cards arrive, please give the provider your SSN or Vandal number with the V replaced with a 9 and the insurance carrier can be billed. In some cases, it may be necessary for you to pay for the services out of pocket and submit receipts for reimbursement from the insurance carriers once your eligibility has been processed.

Benefits coverage for your child will end on the last day of the month in which he/she becomes age 26.

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844-4332 

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3697

Fax: 208-885-3330

Email: benefits@uidaho.edu

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