benefits

The IRS recently released guidance stating that employers can amend their plans to allow eligible employees to begin contributing to or change their annual election amount for health and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) without a qualifying life event/change in status. While it is optional for employers to adopt this change, we have decided to do so. If you are interested in electing to contribute to or making a change to your Health Care FSA (HCFSA) or Dependent Care…

Fidelity is hosting a live virtual workshop series.  All workshops are accessible via www.netbenefits.com/fermilab. After logging into www.netbenefit.com/fermilab, click on library and scroll down to workshops. After clicking on workshops, there is an option for on-demand or live workshops.  The workshops listed below are listed under live workshops. Visit the WDRS virtual care package for full list of list of resources and  scheduled workshops. May 7, 11 a.m.-noon CT Five Money Musts This workshop will provide an overview of five core…

Effective 5/1/2020, MetLife will be the business travel insurance carrier for Fermi Research Alliance, LLC. There is no change to the design of the plan. A feature of MetLife is AXA Assistance USA, which provides for assistance with travel emergencies. AXA administers emergency medical assistance services when you or a family member becomes ill or injured while traveling 100 miles or more away from home. AXA does not provide medical insurance coverage. The level of medical coverage you are eligible…

To protect your health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, Fidelity Investments is facilitating secure one-on-one appointments by phone or virtually. Schedule your appointment to discuss your financial situation with a Fidelity consultant by calling 800-642-7137 or by going online at https:/getguidance.fidelity.com/Fermilab or NetBenefits.

With the market’s recent downturns, you may be concerned about the retirement savings you’ve worked so hard to build potentially being in jeopardy. Join Fidelity’s live workshops to get answers to your most important financial questions. Please review the April virtual workshops offered by Fidelity.  Login to Netbenefits at www.netbenefits.com/fermilab to enroll in the below virtual workshops. Register now.

Your deadline to spend 2019 Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HC FSA) funds is March 15, 2020. This means you must have received health care services by March 15, 2020. If you have money left in your 2019 HC FSA after that date, you will lose it. You can log into your PayFlex member website at www.payflex.com to check your account balance for 2019, review the list of eligible health care expense items and submit claims. The deadline to submit…

Representation from BCBSIL will be onsite on Jan. 29 at the Training Center from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer any questions you may have about the new benefits and wellness programs. For example, Livongo, Naturally Slim, MDLive, and Well onTarget programs. Please see attached fliers. It’s not too late to schedule your appointment at http://www.timeconfirm.com/fermilab for a free, quick, confidential health checkup. Fasting is encouraged for the most accurate results, but it is not required. All employees with…

As of Jan. 1, employees enrolled in the PPO and HDHP plans must purchase maintenance medications in a 90-day supply through Express Scripts Mail Order service or at a Walgreens retail location. There are only two “courtesy” fills in 2020 for a 34-day supply of a maintenance prescription. Maintenance medications are prescriptions commonly used to treat conditions that are considered chronic or long-term. These conditions usually require regular, daily use of medicines, for example, to treat high blood pressure. You…

As of Jan. 1, employees enrolled in the PPO and HDHP plans must purchase maintenance medications in a 90-day supply through Express Scripts Mail Order service or at a Walgreens retail location. There are only two “courtesy” fills in 2020 for a 34-day supply of a maintenance prescription. Maintenance medications are prescriptions commonly used to treat conditions that are considered chronic or long-term. These conditions usually require regular, daily use of medicines, for example, to treat high blood pressure. You…

It’s back by popular demand!  Onsite EyeMed Pop-up Clinic – October 7th – 11th in IARC – Registration Required. Employees with EyeMed vision coverage or the HMO Vision Care Program have the opportunity to have a vision exam and frame selection onsite. We are pleased to announce that a pop-up clinic will be onsite at Fermilab in the IARC building from October 7 through 11. Employees may schedule an appointment  for an exam.  The top 400 frames will be available…