• How do I submit a question about OPEN ENROLLMENT?

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    You may send an email to the following persons:

    Maura Sawtelle: msawtelle@sbschools.net

    Missy Pidgeon: mpidgeon@sbschools.net

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  • What is open enrollment?

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    Open enrollment is the time in which an employee who is eligible for benefits may make changes to their benefit coverage.  Otherwise, changes during the year may only be made for a qualifying life event.

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  • What is the open enrollment period for South Burlington School District?

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    The open enrollment period is November 8- December 14, 2018

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  • When will these insurance changes take effect?

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    The changes will occur January 1, 2019.

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  • How do I obtain forms?

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    The district will be holding open enrollment meetings.  Please watch your emails for more information about these meetings and check back on this website for more information, as it will be periodically updated.

    You may also contact Maura Sawtelle, HR/Benefit Specialist (ext 7236) or Missy Pidgeon, Payroll/Benefit Coordinator (ext 7051) for more information.

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  • What if I do not compete new enrollment forms for insurances?

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    Your current coverage will remain the same.  This will include coverage for health, dental, life/ADD. You will lose your opportunity to make changes to any plan selection or coverage for dependents outside of a qualifying life event.

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  • What if I still have funds in my FSA from 2018?

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    Under IRS regulations, you may rollover up to $500 to the next year's FSA.  However, you must complete a new form for the new year.  There will be a grace period of 90 days for payment of qualifying medical expenses incurred for the previous calendar year.

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  • What if I do not make any elections for health savings accounts?

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    If you are enrolled in District healthcare with an HRA, then your account will be funded automatically with applicable amount.  Your reimbursements will be made in check form, as direct deposit information may not be available.

    If you are enrolled in an FSA and have $5-$500 remaining from the previous year, this amount will be rolled over (See IRS Regulations).  If you do not have funds remaining, the account will be unfund and not available to you.  An election form is required each and every year.

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  • Will there be premium cost changes?

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    If you maintain the same coverage and same plans there will not be any changes in premiums for the remainder of FY19.  If you change plans or the number of persons who are covered there most likely will be changes in cost. This information will be made available at an open enrollment meeting.

    Current rates table for Teachers: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MZEFrJYN44JupWWn1FJ5dnD9ZccWI7Jq/view

    Current rates table for Support Staff: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XFLr00Lo7A2vhNbni31MH1KetuUb6LFG/view

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  • The district is going to a new Third Party Administrator (TPA), who will that be?

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    The district will be moving to a new third party administrator to process Health Savings accounts (including FSA, HRA, HSA).  The company is csONE Benefit Solutions headquartered in Concord, NH.  The company has over 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry.  They have experience working with school districts and are familiar with Vermont insurance plans.

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  • When will we learn more about csOne and the transition?

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    We will provide more information about csOne during our open enrollment meetings and will provide information about the company and how they will transition our accounts and provide services to our employees via this website.  They will begin transitioning our accounts in mid December for a January, 2019 start date.

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  • When and how are FSA accounts going to be transferred from DataPath to csOne?

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    As of Midnight 12/10/19 through 12/31/18, no new FSA reimbursements will be processed by the current TPA, DataPath.  This period is called a blackout period. 

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  • When and how are HRA accounts going to be transferred from DataPath to csOne?

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    The way in which HRA claims are currently processed by DataPath will remain unchanged during the transition.  DataPath will pay HRA claims incurred up until December 31, 2018 11:59 pm.  From January 1, 2019 at 12:00 am on, csONE Benefit Solutions will administer HRA claims.  Providers will continue to bill BC/BS of Vermont and the TPAs will process the claims.

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  • Why is a blackout period necessary?

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    In order to settle your available FSA year end balances and activate your new FSA account.  Your new account will include any applicable FSA rollover funds from 2018 ($5 - $500 may carry over) into your 2019 account.  A year end reconciliation of the account is necessary for this to occur.

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  • What happens during after the blackout Period?

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    New csONE Benefit Solutions Benefit Debit Cards will be mailed to employees.  2 per household.  Requests for additional cards may be made.  The cards will not be active prior to 1/1/19.  The cards will be funded with prior available balances with rollover funds applied.  New debit cards will be loaded with the new plan year benefits.

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  • What should I do with any FSA related expenses between 12/10/18 and 12/31/18?

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    FSA reimbursement claims will be placed with the new FSA provider and paid out within 20 work days.  Claims can be sent to csOne Benefit Solutions using any of the following methods:

                    Consumer Portal

                    Mobile App

                    Fax 1-603-224-0230

                    Email: flexiblebenefits@csONE.com

                    Mail: PO Box 1320 Concord, NH 03302-1320

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  • What if I have questions about csOne and the blackout period?

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    Contact csONE at 1-888-227-9745 ext. 2040.

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  • Will csOne provide debit cards?

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    Yes, persons who are enrolled in a district health plan with an HRA, HSA or FSA will be issued a debit card.

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  • What can I use the csONE debit card for?

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    The Debit card will be available for use for HRA / FSA approved pharmacy expenses, FSA approved medical purchases, qualifying dental and vision expenses if you funded one from your paychecks.  After your deductible (which re-starts each calendar year on January 1st) has been satisfied, your HRA funds deposited by the SBSD will become available.

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  • What should I do with my old MySource Card from DataPath?

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    As of December 31, 2018 at 11:59pm, the MySource debit cards will be obsolete and should be shredded and disposed of.

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