2017 Benefits changes
HR News and Announcements
Welcome to your 2017 USNH Benefits
Please see below for information and resources regarding our new USNH vendors, Cigna medical and OptumRx prescription drug plan(s).
Medical Plan Comparison and Cost Summary
Benefit Rate Sheets
- FAQs on 2017 Medical Vendor: Cigna
- FAQs on 2017 Pharmacy Benefit: OptumRx
- OptumRx 2017 Formulary
- OptumRx Temporary ID Card
- FAQs – Diabetic Care Coverage
- Healthcare Bluebook - Video
If you have questions or concerns regarding the 2017 medical and prescription benefit plans, you may contact the vendors using the numbers provided here:
- Cigna: 800-244-6224
- OptumRx: 866-633-5874
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Information - If you had an FSA account prior to this year, you will not be receiving a new Wage Works card for 2017. All 2017 FSA funds will be loaded onto your existing card. If you have lost your Wage Works card, or would like to check your current balance, please call the Wage Works client services number on the back of your Wage Works card (1-877-924-3967). You can also visit the Wage Works website at any time for additional information and resources.
New Healthcare Transparency Tool / Healthcare Bluebook
Healthcare Bluebook has been selected by USNH as an added healthcare benefit to help you shop for care, compare facilities, save money on healthcare services, and earn rewards. Did you know that in-network prices for the same procedure can vary by over 500% depending on the facility you choose? Healthcare Bluebook’s web and mobile applications make it easy to save money on hundreds of the most common medical services and procedures by showing you the cost ranges in your area, and providing you with a selection of FAIR PRICE facilities. To access the Healthcare Bluebook site to create your account today, simply log into your individual MyUSNHBenefits.net account. The Healthcare Bluebook site link is located to the right of the homepage.
2017 USNH Retirement Fund Changes information
The University System of New Hampshire is pleased to announce several changes to the investment options available through Fidelity Investments. Guides to help you better understand these changes are posted on the USNH - TIAA /Fidelity microsites:
Cigna Fitness Facility List
The list of approved fitness facilities under Cigna for USNH employees is now available. The Cigna Approved Health Club Directory is a listing of Fitness Facilities that are currently participating in the Cigna Fitness Program. USNH provides a fitness benefit of up to $500.00 per year towards membership for employees who are participants in a USNH medical plan administered by Cigna provided that the program requirements are met. Contact the gym for membership information.
If the facility you are interested in is not on this list and you would like to see if they can be added, please contact GSC-HR, Anne DuBois at firstname.lastname@example.org
Employee Corporate Discount Program available through the EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
The Savings Center is a discount shopping program that is provided through your EAP web site. To access the EAP Web site log on at: www.eaphelplink.com Company code is: usnh
The Savings Center is located on the right side of the page. Click on the link provided and you will be asked to register for this free program. The Corporate Perks website, now called Perks at Work offers discounts of up to 25% on name brand, practical and luxury items.
First-time users will need to register using their work email address and the company name of EAP in order to access the Savings Center. When entering the company name, as you begin to type a drop-down menu will appear. Please choose EAP from the options in the drop down.
Savings Center Tips
- Don't forget—use the company name of EAP.
- Please register with your work email address.
- Be sure that you can access your email right away. A system-created message will be sent to that address immediately.
- You will need to retrieve the email to complete your registration and then log in to begin exploring the site for the great discounts.
Congratulations to the GSC Admissions Team for their participation in creating this video about their experience of using the LEAN process with UNH’s Senior Process Engineer, Dagmar Vlahos. This video showcases the experiences of various USNH teams who have participated in the LEAN process to date. Everyone did a great job! Please take a moment to check out the video: LEAN process
- USNH DOMA INFORMATION
Please join us in congratulating our colleague, Todd Slover on his new expanded role as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Compliance, and Planning. Todd has served the college well in his role as the Accreditation Manager and is now responsible for managing the College's institutional effectiveness, compliance, and accreditation, including, but not limited to the tracking and documentation of strategic planning, documentation of program approvals, and other responsibilities related to accomplishment of the College's established mission, goals, and priorities.
Please join us in welcoming Rachael French to the position of Business Partnership Coordinator at the GSC Concord campus. Rachael joins us from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Executive Education. She will be supporting “the Granite Squad” team. his team works to establish and nurture productive partnerships with Chambers of Commerce and individual businesses. Supporting the alumni advisory board and managing special alumni networking events will be essential to her role. In addition, Rachel will help to coordinate activities and communication that increase alumni connection with the College. Rachael will have a unique opportunity to integrate partnership and alumni outreach in support of our strategic planning theme of a highly engaged organization. Rachel’s first day with GSC is Monday, April 10th. Welcome to the GSC community Rachael!