Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

2019 Open Enrollment

Human Resources is excited to share information regarding Benefits Open Enrollment for 2019. Beginning November 1, Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefit choices based on your personal and family needs for the coming year. We encourage you to thoroughly review the information over the next few weeks so that you are prepared to make informed decisions when selecting your 2019 benefits. Additional details will be offered in our Benefits Highlights Booklet in the coming weeks.
 
Information Sessions
It is highy encouraged that you attend an Information Session in order to receive a comprehensive overview of Loyola's 2019 benefit offerings.
 
Lake Shore Campus
Water Tower Campus
Health Sciences Campus
October 2
11:30 a.m.
Damen MPR North
 
October 17
11:30 a.m.
Damen Student Center, Damen Cinema
October 4
11:30 a.m.
Lewis Towers, Regents Hall
 
 October 24
11:30 a.m.
Lewis Towers, Beane Hall
October 11
12:30 p.m.
SSOM, Room 160
 
October 30
11:30 a.m.
Stritch School of Medicine, Rm 170
 
Please view our Biometric Screening and Benefit Fair schedules to view other scheduled dates: Biometric Screening, Benefit Fair and Information Session Dates
 
Benefits Counseling
Meet Alex, your personalized benefits counselor. During Open Enrollment, Loyola's benefit decision-making tool “Alex” will be available to help you better understand our competitive and comprehensive benefits. Alex will provide interactive assistance to help you determine which plans are the best fit for you and your family.
 
Biometric Screenings and Health Power Assessments
The biometric screening and Health Power Assessment is required for lower wellness premiums. Your spouse or legally domiciled adult (LDA) is also required to complete both in order to receive the lower premium. Additional details are available through the "Biometric Screenings and Health Power Assessment" expander located at the bottom of this page.
 
What's New For 2019?
  • New Medical Plan Option: Beginning January 1, 2019, Loyola will introduce the new PPO 3 HSA Medical Plan Option. This plan includes:
    • Lower monthly premiums;
    • A Health Savings Account (HSA) so that you can receive incentive money from Loyola in 2019;
    • Ability to contribute money on a pretax basis to your HSA (this money can be used for eligible health care expenses incurred during the calendar year, or saved for future health care expenses);
    • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance employee coverage.
To learn about other new offerings in 2019, please click here.
 
Continued in 2019
  • Wellness Incentive - Medical plan participants, including covered spouses/legally domiciled adults, will be required to participate in the biometric screening and complete the Health Power Assessment in order to receive a $50 per month health insurance premium reduction.
  • Spousal Premium -If you have a spouse/LDA on a Loyola medical plan, you will automatically be assessed an additional $100 monthly spousal premium. However, you can avoid the premium by completing the online certification through Employee Self-Service (ESS) Annual Enrollment.
  • Tobacco Premium- Faculty and Staff enrolled in the medical plan who have used tobacco products in the last three months, will incur a $50 per month charge on your medical premium. You can avoid the premium by completing the online certification through Employee Self-Service Open Enrollment.
Please Note: Additional details will be offered in our Benefits Highlights Booklet in the coming weeks.
 
Questions?
The Human Resources Benefits staff is available to assist you with your benefit-related questions. We are happy to assist you in making selections and/or changes throughout our annual Open Enrollment.
 
Revised: August 29, 2018
Below, you will find the steps you need to take in order to complete your open enrollment for 2019.

1. Complete your Health Power Assessment and Biometric Screening.
  • You and covered spouse/LDA are required to complete both in order to receive a $50/month reduction in medical premiums.
  • For more details, please click on expander below.
2. Access Employee Self-Service (ESS) while on Loyola’s network using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. To access the network off-campus, please visit Loyola Secure Access (LSA).
  • Login using your UVID and Password.
  • Click on Bookmarks > Employee Self-Service > Benefits > Annual Enrollment.
  • If you are adding a dependent, please be sure to upload supporting documents as you complete benefit enrollment.
  • Within Open Enrollment you will complete your Spousal/LDA premium and Tobacco Attestation Forms.
  • *New this year* Make your 2019 elections for Health Care and Dependent Care FSA within the open enrollment module. Please note that prior year’s elections DO NOT roll over.
  • Once completed, print a copy of your benefit elections for your records.
3. Complete an Evidence of Insurability Form.
  • If you made additions or changes to your Employee or Spouse Supplemental Life Insurance, please complete and submit an Evidence of Insurability Form. 
4. Transit Elections – To review and/or change your current transit elections, please visit Benefit Express at Loyolaexpress.com.

5. Review 403(b) Contributions – To review or make changes to your 403b, please contact Transamerica at 773-508-2770 or visit luc.trsretire.com.

6. Pet Insurance – To apply for Pet Insurance, please contact Nationwide at 877-738-7874. Premiums are paid directly to the insurer.
 
7. Long Term Care – To apply for Long-Term Care Insurance, please contact LifeSecure at 855-568-6236 or visit https://www.groupltci.com/luc/. Please note: Premiums are paid directly to the insurer.
Our annual Benefit Fairs and Information Sessions are coming soon! Benefit vendor representatives will be on-site to answer your questions. The fairs will include:
  • Flu shots (Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses only);
  • Biometric screenings;
  • And vendor activities.
 Please view the printer-friendly Information Session and Benefit Fair guide below to learn more about meeting dates, times, and locations: 

Revised: August 27, 2018

Biometric Screenings & Health Power Assessment
Medical plan participants, including covered spouses/legally domiciled adults, will be required to participate in the biometric screening and complete the Health Power Assessment (HPA) in order to receive a $50-per-month health insurance premium reduction. The screening must be completed by December 7, 2018.

Free biometric screenings through Health Maintenance Institute are available at each campus during Open Enrollment Benefit Fairs and other select days. Employees and covered spouses or legally domiciled adults will have the option to have their screenings performed off-site at a conveniently located Quest Diagnostic lab, or they may submit biometric screening results taken in 2018 by their doctors or a certified facility.
 
Free Flu Shots

Medical professionals will be administering flu shots at the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses. Please note that flu shots are required at the Health Sciences Campus and details about on-campus vaccinations are forthcoming.

1. Complete the REQUIRED Health Power Assessment
  • Health Maintanence Websitewww.myhmihealth.com
  • Returning Users: Please log in with the same username and password you created
  • New Users: Please select "Register Account" ...and complete required fields. The site code is L773. 
*Spouse/LDA will have to create their own account to complete the HPA
 
If you have trouble accessing the HMI portal or resetting your password please contact HMI directly at 847-635-6580.
 
2. Complete the REQUIRED Biometric Screening
  •  To complete an On-Campus Biometric Screening, schedule an appointment online at www.myhmihealth.com
  •  To complete your Biometric Screening at a Quest Diagnostics Lab, please complete and submit the Quest Diagnostics Screening Form 2018 to HMI by December 5, 2018 to receive your lab order.
  •  To complete your Biometric Screening at your Health Care Provider, please complete the Health Provider Screening Form 2018 in its entirety and submit to HMI by December 7, 2018.

Biometric HMI Privacy Statement

Information Session and Benefit Fair Guide 
View our printer-friendly Information Session and Benefit Fair guide below to learn more about meeting dates, times, and locations:

Revised: September 19, 2018

Beginning the week of August 1 thru the week of November 21, a number of university communications regarding 2019's Benefits Open Enrollment are scheduled for distribution via various university approved communication channels, including:
  • Save the Date Post Card
  • LUC.EDU/hr
  • HR e-newsletter(s)
  • Inside Loyola
  • Digital Screens
  • HSD e-newsletter(s)
  • University Calendar
  • HR Calendar
  • Targeted notifications (i.e. Medical Plan Participants)
  • HSD Exchange Information sessions
Open Enrollment 2019 Communications:

1. August E-Mail Human Resources Newsletter

2. September E-Mail Human Resources Newsletter

3. September E-Mail Announcement - “What’s New with Benefits”

4. New Benefits for 2019 (September Flyer - “What’s New with Benefits” (mailed to homes))

5. Biometric Screening & Free Flu Shot Dates (September Email Announcement)

6. September Post Card Mail Announcement – Open Enrollment Dates / Alex Tool (mailed to homes) - Coming Soon

7. September E-Mail Changes to Staff Paid Time Off Newsletter - Coming Soon

8. October E- Mail Human Resources Newsletter - Coming Soon