2018 Benefits Open Enrollment

No matter where you are on your life’s journey, St. Jude offers benefits to support you and your family. And again this year, St. Jude is pleased to offer high-quality, affordable benefit programs.

Open Enrollment is a great time to reevaluate everything from your health benefits to retirement choices so that you and your family are set up for success in the upcoming year. Choose coverage that’s the right fit for you.

Highlights for 2018

  • New partner! BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will administer the St. Jude medical plan starting in 2018.
    • Read details, including our broader network and new benefits.
    • BlueCross/Health Equity will also administer Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health and dependent care.
  • No paper forms—everyone must log into the MYBenefits portal to enroll in or update benefits. (Open Enrollment is Nov. 6-15.)
  • Action required: Employees must log into MYBenefits and do the following:
    • Verify eligibility for non-tobacco user premium credit for medical plan
    • Electronically consent that you have read the HIPAA acknowledgment
  • 2018 Health Plan Rates

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to evaluate your benefits and make changes for the upcoming plan year, which begins January 1, 2018. Use this site to learn what’s new and where to find more information.

  1. Follow these easy steps to make changes:

    Step 1:

    Read the 2018 Open Enrollment information on this site. Members of the Benefits Team will be available to answer your questions at help sessions Nov. 9 and Nov. 15. No appointments are necessary. 

    You can also e-mail questions to benefits@stjude.org or call ext. 4502 to speak with a Benefits team member.


     

    Step 2:

    Log into the MYBenefits portal.


     

    Step 3:

    The portal will guide you through your enrollment choices. Once you have entered all required information and made updates, click the “Save Enrollment” button. If adding/removing family members from coverage, be sure to upload supporting documents (i.e. certificates for marriage, birth, etc.).


     

    Please remember that all benefits-eligible employees must log into MYBenefits this year. Also, participation in a Flexible Spending Account does require annual enrollment. Benefits elected during Open Enrollment cannot be dropped during the plan year without a qualifying life event (i.e. marriage, divorce, birth, etc.)

  2. Get more information

    We're here to help
    In-person enrollment help sessions

    In-person enrollment help sessions Talk to a Benefits team member who will gladly sit down with you at a computer to help get you started with your benefits enrollment. No appointment necessary.

    Barry/Longinotti Building, Training Room F

    • Thursday, November 9—7 a.m.-5 p.m.
      • The Benefits Team and a BlueCross representative will be present.
    • Wednesday, November 15—7 a.m.-5 p.m.
      • The Benefits Team will be present.

    If adding/dropping a family member to coverage, please have supporting documentation (i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.)

    Find out if your provider is in the new network 1-800-973-0613
    Call the HR Benefits Team (901) 595-4502
    Email us benefits@stjude.org
    Get text reminders Input your cell phone number in your profile on the MYBenefits portal and receive text alerts during Open Enrollment so you don’t miss key information or forget key dates.

    Open Enrollment deadline

    Open Enrollment will end at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017. There are no paper forms this year; all enrollments must be done through the MYBenefits portal.

  3. 2018 highlights

    2018 Highlights

    New partner! BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will administer the St. Jude medical plan starting in 2018.

    Read details

    • BlueCross will replace CoreSource starting January 1, 2018.
    • Broader network includes Baptist Healthcare (in addition to Methodist and St. Francis)
    • Access to new international network that includes more than 200 countries
    • Health plan advocate onsite weekly to help employees navigate plans and the claims process.
    • New telehealth benefit; 24/7 access to an MD; $15 copay
    Dedicated BlueCross customer service line for St. Jude employees: 1-800-973-0613
    Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) BlueCross/Health Equity will also administer Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health and dependent care. New FSA cards will be issued to participants for the 2018 plan year.
    Action Required:
    Answer the tobacco question

    To enroll in the medical plan for 2018, you must verify your eligibility (indicating “yes” or “no”) for the $50/month non-tobacco user premium credit. You will do this when logging into the MYBenefits portal during Open Enrollment. The tobacco question is located within the Medical Plan section of the enrollment.

    Those who do not verify eligibility will be assumed not be eligible and will pay higher premiums.

    If you do not qualify for the credit, you will be given an opportunity to sign up for tobacco cessation classes to receive the credit.

    Action Required:
    Complete HIPAA acknowledgment
    Electronically consent that you have read the HIPAA acknowledgment when you enroll in the medical plan. This is similar to the form you would typically sign at a doctor’s office. The HIPAA acknowledgment is located before the Medical Plan section of the enrollment.
    Don't forget about these benefits
    Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care — Participation in an FSA requires annual enrollment.(The $2,000 dependent care FSA contribution still offered to eligible parents of children under age six.)
    Hyatt Group Legal Plan
    InfoArmor Identity Theft Protection
    Aflac
    Life insurance (employee, spouse and/or children)
    Update beneficiary designations for life insurance
    Ensure all eligible family members are enrolled in Dependent Life Insurance — which is fully paid by St. Jude
    Ensure dependent Social Security Numbers are up-to-date
  4. What’s not changing?

    • Prescription drug plan is still with Caremark and bundled with the medical plan
    • No increase to medical, prescription drug, dental or vision premiums, deductibles or copays!
    • Actual plan design is not changing; nor are changes being made to dental or vision plans
    • The dollar limits/rules concerning Flexible Spending Accounts have not changed.
    • $2,000 dependent care FSA contribution still offered to eligible parents of children under age six
    • St. Jude’s contributions to your retirement plan, life insurance and disability insurance also remain unchanged.