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WKU Coverage End Date:

Last day of month of termination (6/30/2021)

 

Continuation, Portability or Conversion Options of Existing Coverage:

  • COBRA continuation coverage – Generally lasts for 18 months but may be extended up to 36 months in certain circumstances. WKU’s third-party administrator, Employers Risk Services (ERS), will send a notification letter to employees after separation. See COBRA rates.

 

Possible Post Separation Insurance Options:

  • Spouse’s employer-based coverage. If your spouse/partner is enrolled in a different employer’s group health plan, he/she has up to 30 days from the date of the qualifying event – you losing coverage – to add you to his/her coverage.
  • KERS/TRS
  • Health Insurance Marketplace – Losing job-based coverage qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). This means you can enroll in a health plan outside of Open Enrollment (Nov.1 – Dec. 15). You can apply to the Marketplace with a SEP any time from 60 days before and 60 days after your separation date.
  • Medicare (if eligible)
  • Individual policy through an insurance Broker or Agent

 

Insurer/Administrator's Contact Information:

Kentucky Retirement Systems

Website: https://kyret.ky.gov

Phone: 1-800-928-4646

 

Teacher’s Retirement System Kentucky

Website: https://trs.ky.gov

Phone: 1-800-6181687

 

Employer Risk Services (ERS)

Phone: 270-781-2020

 

Health Insurance Marketplace

Website: www.HealthCare.gov

Phone: 1-800-318-2596

 

Medicare

Website: https://www.medicare.gov

Phone: 1-800-633-4227

Enroll: Contact local Social Security Office

 

Houchens Benefits

Website: www.houchensbenefits.com

Phone: 866-215-2414

 


 

Health Savings Account (HSA)

WKU Coverage End Date:

Last day of month of termination (6/30/2021)

 

Important Information:

Unspent funds in an HSA belong to the employee.  Funds may remain with HealthEquity to be spent on future healthcare expenses, may be rolled to a new employer’s HSA, or taken as a cash distribution (subject to applicable taxes/penalties). Beginning July 2021, a $3.95 monthly administration fee will be charged if you maintain a balance with HealthEquity.  If the HSA balance is above $2,500.00, the administration fee is waived. 

Important IRS rules regarding Medicare and Health Savings Account (HSA). See downloadable handouts below. 

 

Medicare Eligibility and your HSA:

Download

 

Medicare and your HSA:

Download

 

Insurer/Administrator's Contact Information:

Health Equity

Website: www.healthequity.com

Phone: 877-713-7712

Email: memberservices@healthequity.com

Account Mentors: 866-346-5800

 


 

Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 

WKU Coverage End Date:

Last day of month of termination (6/30/2021)

 

Important Information:

Your HRA/FSA HealthEquity debit card will be deactivated upon termination (after June 30, 2021). You have 60 days from June 30, 2021 to submit for expenses incurred between your plan start date and June 30, 2021.  After the 60 day run-out, remaining balances will be forfeited.

Claim reimbursement requests during the 60 day run-out can be loaded to HealthEquity’s Member Portal or Mobile App.

 

Insurer/Administrator's Contact Information:

Health Equity

Website: www.healthequity.com

Phone: 877-713-7712

Email: memberservices@healthequity.com

 

 


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 Last Modified 2/5/21