The October edition of the WELLAWARE newsletter is available and can be found on the Statewide Benefits and the DelaWELL websites.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Program:
The FSA Open Enrollment period for State of Delaware eligible active employees begins November 3, 2014 and ends at midnight on December 2, 2014. Employees must re-enroll each year in FSA. The FSA program will continue to be administered by ASIFlex. Please note that the maximum annual contribution to the health care spending account for 2015 will be $2,500 and the maximum limit for the dependent care spending account will be $5,000 per household.
More detailed information on the FSA program can be found at http://www.ben.omb.delaware.gov/fsa/index.shtml or by calling ASIFlex at 1-800-659-3035, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (EST) or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (EST). Employees may also contact the Statewide Benefits Office Customer Service Unit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-489-8933.
Group Health Insurance Program's (GHIP) Eligibility and Enrollment Rules (EER)
The State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC), in accordance with Delaware Code, has approved revisions to the EERs effective July 1, 2014. These revisions have been made to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and to provide clarifying language to members of the GHIP. Read More.
Disability Insurance Program (DIP) Rules & Regulations
On May 16, 2014 and pursuant to state law, the State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC) voted to amend the rules and regulations for the general administration of the Disability Insurance Program (DIP). The revisions to the DIP Rules and Regulations are effective July 1, 2014 and clarify provisions of the program. Read More.
Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act requires the State of Delaware to send a Notice of Coverage Options to all current state employees by October 1, 2013. On September 16, 2013 the state sent a Notice entitled “New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage” to full-time, part-time and casual seasonal employees. A copy of the notices, FAQs and a link to the Marketplace can be found on our website. Read More.