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Important Notice

Important 2014 HSA information

UMB recently sent an electronic or paper bank statement to many employees who had a UMB Health Savings Accounts in 2014 and who transferred funds to Health Equity in 2015.  According to UMB, the 2014 account should have been closed at the time the transfer occurred.  You can disregard the statement.  Or, if you prefer you can contact UMB directly at 866-520-4472 and request that your account be closed.

NUMBERS TO KNOW

  • Anthem – 844-249-5372
  • Anthem.com
  • Chard Snyder FSA – 800-982-7715
  • Express Scripts – 877-242-1128
  • HealthEquity HSA – 866-346-5800
  • Healthequity.com
  • Humana Dental – 800-233-4013
  • UMB  HSA – 866-529-4472

Anthem issues ID cards in the name of the subscriber (employee) only.  ID cards are not issued in dependent names nor do they include dependent names.  Providers are familiar with the manner in which Anthem provides ID cards to members. 

  • If an employee would like an additional card (with his/her name on it), he/she can contact Anthem at the customer service number shown on the card or temporary (paper) cards can be printed from the Anthem site (www.anthem.com).

Humana will continue as the University’s dental carrier.  New ID cards will not be issued unless an individual changed coverage levels.

Employees in the HDHP/HSA in 2014 received a Health Equity Transfer Request form over Winter Break.   A copy of the form can be found here (HSA Transfer Request Form). 

  • The UMB address (needed for Part II of the form) is: UMB Bank- PO Box 419226 -  Kansas City, MO 64141.  Phone is 866-520-4772.

Benefits are a part of your total compensation at UC

UC's benefits package includes medical and dental coverage, as well as Long-Term Disability, Employee and Dependent Life Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance, and Long-Term Care Insurance.  You can also save for your future by contributing to the university's supplemental retirement plans.  Below you will find helpful links to the university's benefits plans, benefits summaries, as well as information about employee discounts, retirement savings, and much more.

Benefit eLearning Overviews for New Hires

Castlight is here!

Castlight is your new personalized, online healthcare tool. Sign up today by logging into Anthem.com and clicking “Know Your Cost.”

All employees who register by April 30 will be entered for a chance to win “premium free” healthcare for 12 months.  The university will cover your portion of your monthly or bi-weekly cost of healthcare (the portion deducted from your paycheck).

Castlight is available to UC employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependents aged 18 and over enrolled in a UC Anthem medical plan. Questions? Call Anthem Support at 1-844-249-5372.


Benefits News

UC Health and UC Physicians Partnership

Applicable to all employees covered under a UC medical plan

UC Health and University of Cincinnati Physicians (UCP) are pleased to continue their partnership with the University of Cincinnati (UC) and its employees. UC employees and their dependents enrolled in a UC medical plan will receive 50 percent office visit co-pay reduction when seeing UCP physicians.

UCP is the Cincinnati area’s largest group of board-certified physicians with over 700 physicians practicing in every medical and surgical specialty.

A listing of UCP physicians eligible for the co-pay reduction is available on www.uchealth.com/associates/ucp.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Benefits Department at 513-556-6381.

Use the navigation to the left of this page to link to broader Benefits categories.

STRS and OPERS Resources

STRS Member Resources

STRS members can log onto the STRS website and find information about webinars covering recent STRS changes.  The following link provides dates and instructions for registering: https://www.strsoh.org/resources/2.html.   Meetings are scheduled around the state. 

The webinars are a convenient way to receive information and stay current on STRS changes.  The webinars are held from 5-6pm and the STRS member  must register by 4:30pm on the day of the session. 

OPERS Member Resources

OPERS members can log onto the OPERS website and find information about webinars covering recent OPERS changes.  The following link provides a linked to archived webinars:  https://www.opers.org

The webinars are a convenient way to receive information and stay current on OPERS changes. 

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Work-Related Injuries and Workers' Compensation Information

Environmental Health and Safety Advisory 12.2  outlines the work-related injury process and can be found on the University Health Services (UHS) website.  Refer to the UHS website for instructions and information.

If this is a medical emergency, however, call 911.  

If you need additional information on Workers' Compensation, contact UC Benefits at 513-556-6381.