IMPORTANT WEX TRANSITION INFORMATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES WITH HSA ACCOUNTS

As part of the transition to the WEX Health Savings Account from Further, you are permitted to opt out of transferring your current HSA balance to WEX. However, we will no longer support your HSA Account at Further. If you choose to keep your HSA at Further, any associated account fees will be deducted directly from your HSA by Further.

If you choose to opt out of transferring your HSA to WEX, you must complete the attached form and send it to: mhc@wexinc.com by August 3, 2022. If your form is not received by August 3, 2022, your HSA will be automatically moved to WEX by Further.

Should you wish for your HSA to move to WEX, no action is required and you do not need to complete the attached form. Further will automatically move your HSA balance to WEX.

OPT OUT FORM

Welcome to WEX! (former Administrator Further)

WEX Member Info FAQ Sheet – Click here for more information

MHC has selected WEX to be your new administrator for spending accounts (FSA, DCA, HSA) and VEBA plans (currently administered by Further).

We take great pride in providing superior service and look forward to working with you. We understand the importance of being reimbursed in a timely manner and we want to make sure your satisfaction is always being met. During this transition, we ask for your patience while we work to transfer all your data from Further to WEX Health Inc. 

Existing Plan information and assets (HSA/VEBA) will soon transfer to WEX, resulting in a transition period that will begin on August 18, 2022 to and end between September 21 and September 26, 2022, during which you will not have access to your funds. Details on what to expect are below. 
 
Claims and Premium Reimbursement Processing
You should continue to submit claims as you normally do with Further through August 18, 2022. After August 18, 2022, no new claims will be accepted by Further. All login portals with Further will be locked August 22, 2022, as we prepare to move plans.

If you have a claim that was not submitted to Further, you may submit this claim with WEX after the transition period lifts.

For reimbursements, most medical expenses have a window of time allowing you to hold payments until your account becomes available.  Fill your prescriptions prior to 8/18/22 if you’re able to.  During the transition period, you will need to use an alternate form of payment.  Once the transition period is lifted, you will be able to be reimbursed.

Account Transfers
To expedite and ensure an orderly transition of your account, 100% of your account will be liquidated by Further on August 22, 2022.  Further will transfer assets to our new custodian on September 6, 2022. 

VEBA. Assets will be reinvested into the Lincoln Stable Value Fund that offers a guaranteed rate of return.

HSA. Once the accounts are established, members will be prompted to accept terms and conditions and make new investment choices upon initial login. Members will need to accept these terms and conditions within their new online account in order to access their HSA funds. If any additional information is needed from members as part of this process, WEX will proactively reach out to them directly.

FSA. The prior elections and claim reimbursement totals will be transitioned to WEX as part of the transition.  Once the transition is complete at WEX, the FSA will display/be accessible.

Online Account
You will soon receive an Enrollment Confirmation email with instructions on how to access your new online account.   The online account (anticipated to be available for login on or before September 5, 2022) allows you to:

  • Check your balance
  • Get instant updates on the status of your claims
  • File a claim and upload documentation
    • You will be able to file retro claims with dates of service during the transition period
  • Scan an item’s barcode to determine if it’s eligible for reimbursement (mobile app only)
  • Order additional cards or report a card as lost or stolen
  • Access the Knowledgebase to quickly search for answers to your questions
  • Obtain information on the investment options & manage your investment allocations

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to reference the attached FAQ document.  Once your plan goes live with WEX, our Participant Services team will be here to assist you!

We look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,

WEX Health Inc.
Benefits Administration

Note: All dates are approximate and subject to minor changes based on the actual transfer of assets and corresponding data files.

Wellness Activity Information for 2022 Revised

Wellness Committee Members needed!

We need at least one IBEW member ASAP.

We will be loosing 2 committee members soon.

We need your help and ideas.

Most of the events are set for this year.

Call, stop by or email Cheryl or any committee member.

Andy, Dana, Dawn or Spencer

Thanks for getting involved!

Wellness Activity Information for 2022 Revised

Employee Medica News

4members March email newsletter

 

My Health Rewards by Medica: New rewards option in 2022

My Health Rewards by Medica® inspires employees to build healthy habits – and rewards them for doing so. The
20-day triple tracker is a new earning opportunity for 2022. It rewards My Health Rewards Standard and Results members with an additional $5 per month (up to $60 per year) when they meet steps and activity tracking goals. My Health Rewards Invest members are not eligible for this additional reward.

Members need to track any combination of the following activities on 20 or more days in a calendar month to earn the $5 bonus monthly reward ($60 per year): 

  • 7,000 steps a day and/or
  • 15 active minutes a day and/or
  • 15 workout minutes a day

Members must connect their fitness tracker to their My Health Rewards account. Manual tracking of steps and active/workout minutes will not count toward earning the monthly reward.

In 2022, My Health Rewards Standard and Results members can earn up to $220 in rewards annually through our points-based program and the 20-day triple tracker. Rewards can be redeemed for e-gift cards, donations to a cause or charity, and for purchasing health and fitness products.

Get Healthy Your Way

You’ll get secure, 24/7 access to:

·    An Omada health coach to keep you on track

·    Devices you need like a scale and/or glucose meter

·    A personalized dashboard to guide your journey

·    An online community tailored to your interests

 Reach your health goals, one step at a time.

·    We’ll create a personalized path to help you get there.

Lose weight

·    Ongoing one-on-one health coaching

·    Connected scale to monitor progress

·    Nutrition tips, ideas, and recipes

Stay on top of diabetes

·    Specialized coaching from a certified diabetes specialist

·    Connected devices you need to monitor your glucose

·    Immediate feedback on glucose readings

Improve your overall health

·    Strategies to sleep better and manage stress

·    Interactive lessons to build healthy habits 

·    Techniques to overcome challenges

It only takes a few minutes to get started.

Get started: omadahealth.com/mhc

 

Yours in health,

The Minnesota Health Consortium Team and Medica

 

Medica Health Rewards and COVID-19 Testing Coverage

Medica Health Rewards User Guide

Over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 testing coverage

The federal government recently released FAQ #51 on coverage for COVID-19 testing by private health insurers and group health plans. The guidance clarifies how members in group or individual health plans can seek reimbursement for over-the-counter (OTC) COVID antigen diagnostic home tests. 

Effective Jan. 15, 2022, and for the duration of the national public health emergency, Medica members enrolled in individual plans and commercial fully and self-funded plans have coverage for OTC FDA-authorized COVID-19 antigen tests without a prescription from a qualified health professional.

  • Coverage includes up to eight FDA-approved OTC COVID-19 antigen home tests for each member per month covered under a subscriber’s plan.
  • Tests can be obtained through a network pharmacy at no cost.* 
  • Tests obtained at an out-of-network pharmacy or retailer are eligible for reimbursement at $12 per OTC test. Members will be required to submit a claim form to process reimbursement.
  • OTC tests purchased prior to Jan. 15, 2022 are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Tests purchased to fulfill employer-directed testing requirements are not eligible for reimbursement. 

*If the network pharmacy is unable to directly submit the claim for the member’s OTC antigen tests, they can complete and submit a Pharmacy Claim Submission form. Completed forms and receipt(s) should be mailed to the following address for reimbursement:
 

Express Scripts
ATTN: Commercial Claims
P.O. Box. 14711
Lexington, KY 40512-4711 

Or members can fax their claim form and receipt(s) to 1 (608) 741-5475.

A listing of FDA-approved Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) COVID-19 antigen tests can be found on the FDA’s website.
 

Medica Resources

Medica Customer Service

When employees have questions about their health plan benefits, we’re here to help. Employees can call Customer Service to get answers to their questions:

  • Is my doctor in the network?
  • Do I have a copay? A deductible? Coinsurance?
  • Has my claim been paid?
  • How much will my prescription cost?
  • What health and wellness programs are available?

Call Customer Service at 1-877-347-0282 (TTY: 711). We’re available 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays

 Medica CallLink for 24/7 nurse support

Medica CallLink connects employees with trusted advisors and nurses to get the health answers they need—at no extra cost.

  • Learn more about a diagnosis.
  • Decide what care will meet your needs.
  • Understand symptoms and treatment options.
  • Find a doctor or hospital and make an appointment.

Talk with an advisor or nurse, 24/7 at 1 (800) 962-9497 (TTY: 711).

Medica member website

The Medica member website is employees’ one-stop resource for all kinds of information to help them manage their health plan benefits and improve their health:

  • Order ID cards.
  • Find out what their plan covers.
  • Track claims.
  • Find a health care provider.
  • See what drugs are covered.
  • Learn about health and wellness programs.

It only takes a few minutes to register. Employees can go to Medica.com/SignIn and follow the instructions to create their account and access their plan information.

My Health Rewards by Medica® support

Have questions about the My Health Rewards by Medica program? Get help with registration, sync your fitness tracker & apps, and more. Call Virgin Pulse Member Services at 1 (833) 450-4074. We’re available 7 a.m.-8 p.m. CST Monday-Friday. Or email Medica.Support@VirginPulse.com.