JHU Benefits Site - Explore the Changes

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What's New for 2018

  • 2018 health care premiums will reflect negotiated rates.
  • We will introduce some new programs to our pharmacy benefits through Express Scripts to help you get the right prescription at the best price. See the Prescription Drug Overview for more information.
  • The Short-Term Disability Plan will be updated to provide a benefit of 60% of your weekly base salary up to $2,500 (rather than the current $1,000 maximum) at a more competitive price. Consider enrolling in this benefit to help protect your income if you need to be out of work due to an unforeseen illness or injury.
  • The Health Care FSA maximum employee contribution will increase to $2,600 per year for 2018. As a reminder, you must re-enroll in the Health Care FSA and the Dependent Care FSA for 2018. Up to $500 of unused Health Care FSA funds will roll over into the next plan year.
  • Beginning in 2018, Life Insurance will move to Securian Life. Other than the transition to Securian Life, your Life Insurance coverage will not change for 2018.
  • A new offering for the voluntary Accident Insurance benefit will be through MetLife, providing you with greater choice at a lower price. Voluntary Accident Insurance provides coverage for unexpected injuries, such as sports related accidents, injuries or broken bones. For 2018, this plan is offered at a significantly discounted group rate, and you will have the option to enroll in a low or high coverage option. If you already have Accident Insurance through Colonial, you will be able to keep that coverage if you choose; however, we encourage you to compare these options during Annual Enrollment to select the plan that is best for you.


Cost of Coverage

You and Johns Hopkins University share the cost of your benefits coverage. The university pays the majority of your coverage and you pay the balance. Review the 2018 rate sheet to determine your per pay premium.


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