Employee benefits fair Thursday

UPDATE: the Benefit Fair times have been changed to 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A benefits fair for employees Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 1130 and 1135 UI Hospital, will provide information on health and life insurance plans.

The Benefit Choice period — the only time employees can make changes without qualifying events such as childbirth or marriage  — ends May 31. All changes must be made online through NESSIE, the university’s human resources website.

All employee and dependent premiums, deductibles, copayments and out-of-pocket maximums for health costs will rise July 1, including the dental plan deductible.

Increases in monthly premiums will vary, depending on employee salary range. Increases in the monthly employee contributions for the managed care and Quality Care Health Plan range from $21 to $126.50.

Employees with dependents on their insurance plans will also be asked to verify eligibility this year.

The Benefits Choice booklet, which includes detailed information on costs, is available onlineFor more information, call 312-996-6471.

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