Online Open Enrollment Begins May 3, 2021.
Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 Plan Year will run from May 3, 2021 through 5:00pm on Monday, May 31, 2021. All continuing contracted and permanent full-time employees of PXU will make their benefit elections for the 2021-2022 plan year through the the iVisions web portal on their PXU networked computer. The iVisions web portal can also be accessed at home utilizing the PXU Virtual Private Network (VPN). If you have problems accessing the VPN, please contact the help desk @ 602-764-1201.
Open Enrollment is MANDATORY!For a quick overview of the available insurance options and premiums, please review the: 2021-2022 Benefits Open Enrollment Guide.Open Enrollment MeetingsIf you would like to attend an Open Enrollment Meeting (voluntary), please see below schedule.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ Information
For more information on the District's medical insurance options, please visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ Information page via: Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ Information
Domestic Partner Coverage
In order to add/retain your domestic partner (DP) and/or DP children to your medical, dental and vision plan(s), you will need to do two things:
1. Please complete your Open Enrollment (OE) between 5/3/2021-5/31/2021 adding/retaining your DP and/or DP children to your plan(s). Please make sure that you choose the “Domestic Partner” relationship for your DP on the Dependent Enrollment page; no special designation needed for children. Note: dependents are listed at the beginning of the OE process and then linked to the plan on the applicable insurance coverage page. For medical tier purposes, DPs equate spouse.
2. Please complete the Domestic Partner Affidavit and return to Cyndy Nelke's attention @ CEE-5th Floor prior to the close of OE on 5/31/2021; please see below link. The District will be utilizing the standard BCBS affidavit for dental and vision as well as for medical. The affidavit is required on an annual basis and must be notarized. Note: it is your responsibility to submit the affidavit annually if applicable; DP elections without the supporting affidavit can not be processed and DP coverage will be reflected as cancelled for the upcoming year.
Please note: IRS regulations require insurance premiums including DPs to be deducted from employee POST-TAX.
Short Term Disability Mandatory Re-Election
Effective 7/1/2021, Short Term Disability (STD) benefits will be paid weekly instead of monthly. This change will allow participants to elect a coverage level that more accurately reflects their lost income. In order to implement this benefit change, all current STD participants must elect a new weekly benefit to replace their current monthly benefit. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your STD coverage.
Great news! This benefit structure change will result in lower monthly premiums and Sun Life, our STD insurance carrier, is also eliminating the Evidence of Insurability (EOI) requirement which means NO MORE FORMS.
Note: All changes and new applications will still be subject to the 12-month pre-existing clause.
Insurance Plan InformationThe PUHSD insurance benefit summaries can be accessed directly from the IVisions web portal during the Online Enrollment Process, downloaded from the Employee Benefits Documents page on the PUHSD website or via the below links:
Portal ProcessIf you need assistance navigating the IVisions enrollment process, please watch the Enrollment Video via the link below. This video provides step-by-step instructions for completing the process as well as information on the follow-up requirements.For a quick overview of the Open Enrollment process, please check out the PUHSD Enrollment Process power point presentation.
Follow-up RequirementsSupplemental Life Insurance = EOIIf you are a new applicant, or you are increasing your and/or your spouse's current election by more than $10,000 for a maximum election of $50,000 or increasing your and/or your spouse's current election amount by any amount over $50,000, please make sure to complete the Evidence of Insurability (EOI) questionnaire online @ The Standard. Information you may not know includes:Group No: 753785Type of Application: LateType of Coverage: LifePlease initiate the EOI process by 6/15/2021. Failure to complete the EOI process or denial by the carrier will result in the cancellation of your new or increased election.Domestic Partner Coverage = AffidavitPlease submit the DP Affidavit by 5/31/2021. For more information, please refer to the Domestic Partner section on this webpage.VSP Vision Insurance = ID CardIf applicable, please create an account at www.vsp.com to access plan details, locate a convenient VSP provider and print a Member Vision card. Note: Because ID cards are not required for this plan, VSP does not provide automatically.