When is open enrollment for health insurance?

Open Enrollment occurs during the month of October with benefit changes going into effect on January 1.

What if my spouse loses his/her insurance?  Do I have to wait for open enrollment?

No. If your spouse loses his/her coverage you can switch to our plan within 30 days of cancellation with proper documentation.

How do I add a new baby to my insurance policy?

You have 30 days after the birth to add the baby to your benefits. 

Who is my Dental Insurance Provider?

Delta Dental may be reached on their website or by calling 800-482-8915.

Who is my Vision Insurance Provider?

MESSA Vision Service Plan (VSP) for vision services.  They can be reached at www.vsp.com or by phone 800-877-7195.

MESSAs Online Benefits Website User Guide

What is FMLA?

The FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to:

Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:

Please fill out the Leave Request form to formally request a leave of absence.

What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act  provides Americans with better health security by putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will:

The Affordable Care Act actually refers to two separate pieces of legislation — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-152) — that, together expand Medicaid coverage to millions of low-income Americans and makes numerous improvements to both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

This section focuses on the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act related to Medicaid and CHIP. If you are interested in the law as a whole, you can:

Read the Compilation of the Affordable Care Act, or

Review the law by section.

FAQs about Women’s Health and Cancer Rights

Medicare Part D

HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices

Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)




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