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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS HOME PAGE
301 W. Jefferson St., Suite 3200, Phoenix, AZ 85003 | Phone: 602.506.1010 | Fax: 602.506.2354 | Email: BenefitsService@mail.maricopa.gov

Maricopa County is committed to providing affordable, quality health benefits to employees and their families.

This website provides access to benefits information 24/7. Find a health care provider, view a summary of benefits, download forms, and access vendor's websites.

UPDATES

optum logoIf you are currently enrolled in the Cigna HMO or UnitedHealthcare PPO Medical Plan this message is for you. Your prescription benefit is administered by OptumRx (for the OptumRx Co-Insurance Prescription Plan).

In the prescription portal, OptumRx has created a new digital experience with enhanced features to better meet your needs. If you currently log in to the portal at  www.optumrx.com/mycatamaranrx.com  or www.mycatamaranrx.com, you will need to re-register on the website starting December 9, 2016. Re-registering will create an OptumID so that you can view the new features and use the OptumRx mobile app beginning January 1, 2017.

For additional information, contact OptumRx at 1.866.312.1597.


surveyThe Employee Benefits Division is conducting a satisfaction survey about the vendors who administer your benefit plans. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your response will be anonymous. Please complete the survey by Friday, December 9, 2016.

 


did you know?

Under your Maricopa County benefits you can receive a FREE well adult exam with a health care provider in your plan’s network. Your preventive visit could earn you 10 points towards your Wellness Incentive for Plan Year 2017-2018.

 

 


Important Reminder - FY 2015-2016 Flexible Spending Accounts

September 15, 2016 was the deadline for active employees enrolled in the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) or the Limited Scope Flexible Spending Account (LSFSA) to incur expenses for which they could be reimbursed.* 

November 30, 2016 was the deadline for active employees enrolled in the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) or the Limited Scope Flexible Spending Account (LSFSA) to submit claims for reimbursement of eligible expenses for services incurred between July 1, 2015 and September 15, 2016. No exceptions to the November 30, 2016 deadline are permitted, so please take timely action to submit reimbursement requests.  Any funds remaining in either of these two accounts after November 30, 2016 will be forfeited.*

Note:  Employees enrolled in the HCFSA for FY 2015-16 who then enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare High Deductible Health Plan for effective July 1, 2016 and opened up a Health Savings Account (H.S.A.) had only until June 30, 2016 to use all funds in their FY 2015-16 HCFSA. Due to IRS guidelines, an employee covered by a High Deductible Health Plan AND a HCFSA that pays or reimburses for qualified medical expenses generally cannot make contributions to an H.S.A, including the County contribution. 

*Different rules apply for employees who terminate employment or whose benefits otherwise terminate. For more information, refer to the FSA Summary Plan Description posted on the Employee Benefits website.

For benefits-related questions, contact the Employee Benefits Division at 602.506.1010.



flu

If you and your dependents are enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan, you can also get a free flu shot at these locations:

Also, new this year, getting your flu shot could earn you 10 points towards your wellness incentive for Plan Year 2017-2018.

Click here for FAQs about the Flu Shot Clinics.


Diabetes Management Program

Starting July 1, 2016 a Diabetes Management Program will be available to employees and dependents who are enrolled in the County-sponsored Cigna HMO or UnitedHealthcare PPO medical plans. Watch this presentation if you are either currently participating in the program or are interested in learning more about this benefit.

For an overview of the program, click here, and for answers to frequently asked questions, click here.


Benefits and Wellness Orientation for Newly Benefits-Eligible Employees

In addition to the County’s New Employee Orientation (NEO) hosted by Employee Development, new hires and newly benefits-eligible employees have the opportunity to attend a presentation that features important Benefits and Wellness information.

The purpose of this monthly presentation IS NOT to replace the County’s NEO, but rather to accommodate the Courts and/or elected offices that typically conduct their own NEO. It starts at 9:30 am at the Administration Building 301 W. Jefferson St., in Test Rooms A & B.  For their convenience, employees will be able to complete a Biometric Screening onsite at the end of the presentation.

Click here for the complete 2016 Benefits and Wellness presentation schedule. Department Liaisons will need to submit a Benefits and Wellness Presentation Registration Request with the employee’s name, and department to enroll their new or newly benefits-eligible employee(s) in a Benefits and Wellness presentation. The registration request must be completed and sent to the Employee Benefits Division either via e-mail at benefitsservice@mail.maricopa.gov or via fax at 602-506-2354 NO LATER THAN NOON on the THURSDAY PRIOR to a scheduled Benefits and Wellness presentation.  The Benefits and Wellness  Registration Form is only to be used to register for the Benefits and Wellness presentation.  If the employee will be attending the regular County NEO, continue to use the current registration process.


healthy pregnancy

Get a Healthy Start with A Healthy Pregnancy Program

One of the best things you can do at the start of your pregnancy is to enroll in your healthcare provider’s Healthy Pregnancy Program. Once you enroll you can connect telephonically with a nurse 24 hours a day to address your questions or talk over any concerns you may have. You will also learn and practice healthy pregnancy habits and protect the well-being of your baby, and you can get rewarded for doing so.

If you are enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan, you will receive an incentive when you participate and complete either Cigna’s or UnitedHealthcare’s Healthy Pregnancy Program. This year the incentives have increased, you can earn a $500 incentive if you enroll in the program before the end of your first trimester, or $250 if you enroll before the end of your second trimester.

To enroll call either:


HIGHLIGHTS

WalgreensPremise Health Care Center / Walgreens Pharmacy @ Administration Building, 301 W. Jefferson


The Premise Health Care Center (480.347.4791) and Walgreens Pharmacy (602.283.9925) conveniently located on the second floor of the County Administration Building provide onsite prescription, health care, and laboratory services Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The center is closed daily for lunch from 1:00-1:30 pm. For your convenience, you can schedule your appointment online.

There is limited free parking available to employees visiting the Center/Pharmacy. The six parking spaces (map) are located on the northwest corner of 4th Avenue and Madison Street and designated with blue signs that indicate “Maricopa County Administration Building Health Center Parking 6:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Monday – Friday.”