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  • Looking Forward to July 1, 2018

    Jun 22, 2018 | Read More News
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    MEDICAL & PHARMACY UPDATES

    medical id cardBeginning July 1, 2018, all employees that are enrolled in the High deductible Health Plan (HDHP) will utilize Aetna for their medical benefits and CVS/caremark for their pharmacy benefits. Although the pharmacy plan will now be under a separate contract with CVS, members are not limited to using a CVS pharmacy and will continue to have full access to all in-network pharmacies for their prescription needs. All specialty medications will be dispensed at CVS pharmacies.

    You will be issued a new member identification card that will include both Aetna medical and CVS pharmacy information and a Welcome Kit from CVS/caremark that includes an overview of the prescription benefits. The ID card and Welcome Kit are scheduled to be mailed to your home mailing address within the next week. Temporary ID cards can be printed by logging on to www.aetna.com.

    In the meantime, please register your new account at www.caremark.com/startnow. When registering for the first time, please use your Social Security Number when prompted to enter in your Member ID. Please note your plan start date is July 1, 2018.

    If you have questions regarding your prescriptions for FY2018-19, please contact CVS/caremark Customer Service. When you call in, press “2” for “New Member”. Please indicate you are a Pima County employee.

    • CVS/caremark Toll Free Number (TNF): 888-202-1654
    • CVS/caremark Specialty Pharmacy TFN: 800-237-2767

    All benefits information is available on the Medical and Pharmacy webpage. Questions can be emailed to HRBenefits@pima.gov or by calling 520-724-8464.

    EMPLOYEE LOAN PROGRAM

    KashableWe are pleased to announce that beginning July 1, 2018, an Employee Loan Program will be available through Kashable, an Arizona licensed consumer lender. This is a voluntary benefit for all Pima County employees.

    These personal loans can be used for any purpose, and are great resource for those looking to tackle high-interest debt or unexpected expenses during financial hardships.

    • Loan amounts up to $10,000
    • Interest rates starting as low as 6% APR*
    • 6 to 24 month repayment terms
    • Repayment through payroll deduction

    The loan application process will allow you to review the repayment amount and costs before you agree to the loan terms. To register and create an account, visit www.kashable.com.  

    *To qualify for the lowest rate, applicant must have a responsible credit history.

    DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN UPDATE

    NationwideEffective July 1, 2018, all Pima County Deferred Compensation 457(b) accounts will transfer to a new plan, administered by Nationwide in partnership with the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Supplemental Salary Deferral Plan (SSPD). The 457(b) plan allows you to contribute a portion of your salary to supplement retirement savings on a pre-tax basis. Also, employees now have the option to begin post-tax contributions by electing Roth contributions.

    Due to the conversion process, activity blackout dates are scheduled:

    • ICMA 6/29/18 – 7/12/18
    • Prudential and Nationwide 7/2/18 – 7/12/2018
    • The first deposits to the ASRS Nationwide accounts will be 7/13/18.

    For additional information, visit the BeWell website, or contact Ron Savageau at 520-664-5980 or ron.savageau@nationwide.com.