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Voluntary Benefits Available During 2017 Annual Enrollment


UC has two voluntary benefit plans – Unum’s Critical Illness and Accident insurances. These options are only available for enrollment during Annual Enrollment which is Nov. 1-17 for these two plans only. Learn about them and how to purchase dependent coverage.

Date: 11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Ashley Martin
Phone: (513) 556-6381

UC ingot   UC will continue to offer two voluntary benefit plans – Unum’s Critical Illness and Accident insurances. These options are only available for enrollment during Annual Enrollment. You can also purchase coverage for your eligible dependents.

Enrollment Information

You cannot enroll for the voluntary benefit plans through ESS. Instead, if you wish to enroll in one of the Unum Voluntary Benefit Plans please call Unum’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-577-5458 between Nov. 1-17, 2017. Enrollment is only available during these dates.

Critical Illness

Critical Illness Insurance can help fill a financial gap if you or a covered family member experiences a severe, life-threatening illness. This benefit goes above and beyond the coverage provided under our medical plans by supplementing your finances while you or a loved one deals with and recovers from a serious illness. In short, your medical insurance takes care of your health while Critical Illness coverage takes care of your finances. Upon diagnosis with a covered critical illness, you can receive an immediate lump-sum benefit. You can use those funds any way you choose. Coverage is guaranteed and you can only elect this benefit during the dates indicated below. 

Accident Insurance

Accident Insurance is designed to protect your finances by helping you pay for the unexpected costs associated with an accidental injury. Accident insurance includes benefits for a wide range of common injuries and covered accidents. If you become injured, Accident insurance will pay you a direct cash benefit. The amount of money you receive depends on the type and severity of your injury and can be used any way you choose. Coverage is guaranteed and you can only elect this benefit during the dates indicated below.

$50 Wellness Benefit

Both the Critical Illness Plan and the Accident Insurance Plans include a $50 Wellness benefit. If you or your covered spouse/domestic partner undergoes any one of 26 wellness exams, the plans’ Wellness benefit pays $50. All you need to do is contact Unum. If you receive more than one wellness screening test and you are covered under both plans, the wellness benefit is available under both plans. Did you know if you take advantage of an age or gender specific health screening, you can earn 20 Be Well UC points, too? Details available on the Be Well UC Incentive page

For more information about the new plans, visit the 2017 Annual Enrollment page.