benefits

The Fermilab Benefits Office reminds our colleagues to exercise caution when responding to any unsolicited offers of financial services or advice. The laboratory contracts with Fidelity Investments as the sole provider of employee retirement planning and investment guidance.  Fidelity consultants are available by phone, or for onsite one-on-one consultations, which may be scheduled by calling Fidelity at  800-642-7131 or online at netbenefits.fidelity.com. From time to time, other companies solicit Fermilab employees directly at work, offering investment advice or other financial…

MDLive’s telehealth program provides you and your covered dependents access to care for non-emergency medical and behavioral health needs. Review the attached flyer and join us Wednesday March 20 at 12:30pm -1:30pm in Curia-II (WH2SW) to learn more about the telehealth options available in the PPO plans. Zoom is available: https://fnal.zoom.us/j/2445358019.  US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 244 535 8019 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/cUPk0SqVT  

ACA Form 1095-C sent electronically to employees Affordable Care Act (ACA) required IRS Form 1095-C have been sent to employees’ work email addresses. The email has a unique secure link for each employee.  Please follow the instructions to confirm your identity.  The email comes from the address Online Form Retrieval with aheading of IMPORTANT TAX DOCUMENT AVAILABLE. If you don’t open the email, a paper copy will be mailed to your home address.  Be sure to keep the form, as…

MDLive’s telehealth program provides you and your covered dependents access to care for non-emergency medical and behavioral health needs. Join us Feb. 20 at 11:30am -12:30pm in Curia-II (WH2SW) to learn more about the telehealth options available in the PPO plans. Zoom is available: https://fnal.zoom.us/j/2445358019

On Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in Curia II (Wilson Hall), the Benefits Office will host a brown bag lunch for expectant parents at Fermilab. The meeting is open to any employees who are expecting a baby or thinking about expanding their families through birth or adoption in the future and want to know what they should consider. Come and learn about the following topics while you enjoy your lunch: FMLA/Parental Leave Adding a new…

The IRS has announced that the annual contribution limit for employees participating in 403(b) and 457 plans is increasing to $19,000 for 2019. The catch-contribution limit for employees aged 50 and over remains unchanged at $6,000 for these plans. If you would like to make a change to your contribution, visit Fidelity NetBenefits.

As a reminder, Open Enrollment will take place from November 1 – November 16, 2018. The Benefits Office is pleased to announce that the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and PPO Premium plans will include telehealth through MDLIVE beginning January 1, 2019. Virtual visits via MDLIVE will have a co-pay of $15.00 instead of a $30.00 co-pay for a traditional office visit. Telehealth adds an additional convenience to our employee population at no additional cost to Fermilab and a 50%…

Your annual opportunity to make changes to your benefits is approaching. Open enrollment will take place this year from November 1-16, 2018 and changes are effective January 1, 2019. Watch your Fermilab email on October 31, 2018 for an all-hands message that includes the 2019 open enrollment guide.  

The Benefits Office is pleased to announce a new “Benefits Updates” corner on the home page of our web site which we will use to communicate news and information such as upcoming deadlines, events and resources that are available to you. You can subscribe to receive an e-mail notification that will direct you to the site whenever an update has been made. To do so, visit http://hr.fnal.gov/benefits/ and click the “SUBSCRIBE” button on the lower right portion of the Benefits…