New IU Voluntary Benefits Program Offered
August 28, 2009
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Indiana University is pleased to offer the IU Voluntary Benefits Program, a new array of optional benefits available to all full-time academic and staff employees, and part-time (50% FTE or greater) appointed employees. (Some plans are also available to graduate assistants and retirees.)
Employees pay 100 percent of the cost for plans in the program; however, the group rates are more affordable than what one would pay as an individual, and premiums for most plans can be paid for by a single, after-tax payroll deduction.
The program is administered by Marsh Voluntary Benefits (not associated with Marsh Supermarkets), and offers the following products:
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Short-Term Disability Insurance (full-time staff employees only)
- Critical Illness Insurance
- Vision Wear Program
- Auto, Home, and Renters Insurance (enrollment available beginning Oct. 1, 2009)
- Home Mortgage Program
- Identity Theft Program
- Pet Insurance
Special Enrollment Period
Sept. 1, 2009, to Sept. 30, 2009, is a special enrollment period allowing employees to enroll in certain plans without proof of good health.
How to Enroll
The first opportunity to select Voluntary Benefits will be Sept. 1, 2009. During the special enrollment reriod, and anytime thereafter, employees can enroll in plans either online through the Personal Plans Advisor Web portal at www.iuvoluntarybenefits.com or by calling 1-866-795-6272. The Personal Plans Advisor Web portal will provide information on the process of selecting plan coverages, finding rates, receiving quotes, and enrolling in plans. (Note that enrollment in the Vision Wear Program is only available during the special enrollment period, Sept. 1-30. The next opportunity will be October/November 2010.)
Brochure and Information Sessions
An informational packet detailing coverage, enrollment, and eligibility requirements has been mailed to employees’ homes and should be received in the next few days. Information sessions and webinars, hosted by Marsh Voluntary Benefits, will be held throughout September. Visit www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/voluntary.html for specific dates and locations.
This program is administered by Marsh Voluntary Benefits (not associated with Marsh Supermarkets). Call 1-866-795-6272 to speak with a customer service representative, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.