Featured Retirement Plan Provider: Voya

The A&M System has six retirement plan providers to choose from to further invest in your future. Each Benefit Briefs issue, we will feature a retirement vendor. This month’s feature is Voya.

Voya has a variety of investment options on their TAMUS website – https://texasam.beready2retire.com/. Find out more about their offerings or use their resource center to estimate your retirement income today.

Naturally Slim is now Wondr Health

Naturally Slim is now Wondr Health

Our digital weight loss benefit has rebranded! Naturally Slim changed its name to Wondr HealthTM on May 13, 2021. Wondr Health is available to employees/retirees and their spouses who meet the Wondr Health participation requirements and are enrolled in the A&M Care, 65 PLUS, or J plans. The program is accessible via computer and mobile device.

If you’re already a participant, the program will have a new look and name, but there’s no need to re-enter any of your personal information or update your login credentials. There should be no interruption to your progress. Log in now to continue learning the science-based skills you need to lose weight while still eating the foods you love.

If you haven’t signed up yet, go apply now, and you’ll be among the first to experience the new look of the Wondr Health program and learn the science-based skills to lose weight and improve your overall health. https://wondrhealth.com/tamus/

To learn more about the rebrand, go to go.naturallyslim.com/expectwondr.

BCBSTX Fitness Program Enrollment Fee Waived

The BCBSTX Fitness Program enrollment fee is waived for the month of June!

If you are enrolled in the Well onTarget fitness program, you now have access to BurnAlong. BurnAlong allows you full access to thousands of digital fitness videos and live classes– all at no extra cost. Digital classes available include cardio, bootcamp, barre, yoga and more. This gives Fitness Program members an additional option to stay active from the comfort and safety of their own homes. BurnAlong can be accessed through the Well onTarget Fitness Program portal. Members have BurnAlong access as long as their Well onTarget Fitness Program membership is active. The benefit is available to all Fitness Program members regardless of the tier they join.

If you would like to enroll in the fitness program, log in to Blue Access for Members (BAM) at bcbstx.com and search for the Fitness Program under Quick Links. You will need to enter the code JUNESTART during enrollment to join for free before June 30th. If you have any questions or prefer to enroll over the phone, call 888-762-BLUE (2583) Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., CT.

Go For the Benefits Gold – MyEvive Challenge

The 2021 MyEvive Go for the Benefits Gold Challenge launches June 1st and ends June 30th. All A&M Care Plan enrollees can participate in the challenge for a chance to win the grand prize of a $250 donation to the charity of their institution’s choosing.

What you need to know:

  • Your first step is to register with MyEvive if you have not already done so. Visit https://tamus.myevive.com/ or download the MyEvive App and register.
  • Complete all four Game Days. Game Days will be released the Friday of each week in June (June 4, 11, 18 and 25) on various topics. Play each game by the end of the day!
  • Encourage your fellow coworkers and your spouse (if applicable) to register and play the Game Days.

Evive will keep track of the players each Game Day. The campus or agency with the greatest percentage of total eligible participants in the Game Days will win the grand prize!

If you are not familiar with Evive, it is a one-stop-shop to all of your benefit programs! Those enrolled in the A&M Care Plan can also access their Two-Step Personalized Incentive Checklist within the platform, to earn a $30 premium differential for completing two wellness activities. Register today!

Quick Reminders – June 2021

Grandchild Dependent Annual Re-certification

According to Texas Insurance Code Section 1251.151, in order to be considered an eligible dependent, your grandchild(ren) must be claimed as a dependent on your income tax return. If you are an employee or retiree covering your grandchild as a dependent, you should have received information regarding the re-certification of your grandchild. Be sure to submit your Certification Form along with documentation to your Human Resources Office. Accepted grandchild documentation is a copy of the portion of your most recent income tax return that states you are claiming your grandchild as a dependent. You may redact (cross out) any financial information. Contact your human resources office if you have any questions. You have until August 31 to submit your documentation.

Cigna Acquisition

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions acquired Cigna Group Insurance. Apart from the name change, you will see no changes to your Long-Term Disability coverage for plan year FY22. The service team will remain the same. Please continue to use the same contact information, phone numbers, and service sites.

 

Understanding Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) lets you know when and how your claims are processed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. It isn’t a bill. It gives you a detailed look at the covered services and shows how much you may owe your provider after your benefits have been applied.

EOBs include confirmation of your policy ID, helpful contacts and a glossary of terms. It also provides the following information:

  • Covered patient
  • Provider (doctor, hospital, lab or other provider)
  • How your benefits are applied (amount billed, amount covered and health plan responsibility)
  • Your responsibility including any deductible, copays and coinsurance

Your Benefits Applied – This section shows your list of services and how they’re covered.

  • Amount Billed is the total amount your provider billed for the services.
  • Amount Covered (Allowed) is the amount billed (G) minus any discounts or reductions (H).
  • Health Plan Responsibility is the portion the plan paid to the provider.
  • Your Total Costs is the sum of your copay, deductible and coinsurance. You may owe less if your provider collected any of these payments before beginning services. It also includes any amounts not covered by your health plan. The total cost in this column details the amount shown in the claim summary. It does not include any amounts that a non-participating provider may bill you.

Save a copy of this EOB explanation flyer for your records!

You may sign-up to receive your EOBs online at Blue Access for MembersSM by logging in at bcbstx.com or Text* GOBCBSTX to 33633 to download the mobile app.

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