Attention Scotland County Schools Employees!
Your First 2022 Open Enrollment period is with PIERCE GROUP BENEFITS from 8/29/2022 – 10/7/2022
Don’t miss out! Your next opportunity to elect, waive, or make changes will be during
the 2023 Open Enrollment period unless you experience a qualifying life event.
We're providing you with this video that is full of helpful information about your annual enrollment and the benefits available to you.
This video is designed to help you prepare. And as always, our Pierce Group Benefits counselors are happy to assist you with your enrollment.
Get a Head Start on Your 2nd Open Enrollment with the STATE HEALTH PLAN
Employees who are tobacco users and want to earn their monthly premium credit for 2023 don’t have to wait until Open Enrollment this fall. They can take action right now to save money throughout 2023.
Effective July 1, 2022, tobacco users can attend a tobacco cessation counseling session at any provider’s office that offers the service for FREE to earn a lower premium for 2023. They have until November 30, 2022, to take action. (Note: If employees combine their tobacco cessation visit with another service, there may be a copay.)
This convenient employee option means there’s no need to wait for Open Enrollment in October to secure their monthly premium credit for 2023.
How it works:
• After employees visit a provider for their tobacco cessation session, the provider will submit a claim on their behalf. To ensure they receive credit for their visit, employees can upload their office visit summary to the “Document Center” located in eBenefits, the State Health Plan’s enrollment system. They should make sure to request a copy of their summary during their visit.
• This action is ONLY for tobacco users who want to reduce their monthly premium by $60 per month in 2023.
• If employees are NOT tobacco users, they will simply attest to that online during Open Enrollment, October 10-28, 2022.
• During Open Enrollment, they will need to attest during the online enrollment process. This step is critical to ensure employees receive the lower premium for 2023.
As a reminder, employees who took no action last year or attested that they were tobacco users will receive a postcard reminder this month regarding this information.